Peep The Roots' 'And Then You Shot Your Cousin' Cover Art
Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

The Roots have officially unveiled the cover art for their upcoming studio record …and then you shoot your cousin, following the release of “When The People Cheer,” their first leak from the album. The Romare Bearden collage “Pittsburgh Memory” which is sampled whole for the LP’s cover gives a pretty good eyeball analog of the gritty-yet-avant-garde dissonance that defines the new record and will also be featured on an exclusive set of tees available at our very own Okayplayer Shop (coming soon, but you can pre-order the album either digitally or on vinyl directly from Def Jam over at MyPlayDirect before its Monday, May 19th drop).

Okayplayer’s deluxe pre-sale bundles will also be coming online this week so hold tight for that! In the meantimes you can read a bit about the art piece that adorns the cover of &TYSYC below.

Romare Bearden (1911-1988); Pittsburgh Memory, 1964; mixed media collage on board; 8 1/2″ x 11 3/4″, signed Collection of halley k harrisburg and Michael Rosenfeld, New York, NY; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY.


  • redford

    ehh idk about this… maybe the music will work with the cover, but cover is pretty ugly by itself. doesnt really matter tho–only care for music

  • fluffernutter1

    Can’t wait for this! The Bearden is incredible.

  • down vote then

    well the album is very disappointing to me. im a huge fan, not that that means anything, but its short, 11 songs about 4 are not really songs as i would consider. its very erie , idk what the vision for this album was suppose to be. sure concept, but still there should be a balance of music. a few of the tracks i find it hard to believe anyone would find it enjoyable to listen to. just my opinion. sadly this is my least favorite album. i rotate roots albums daily in my car to listen too. this will get played till it grows on me, but its not an enjoyable album. tts like 5 songs and alot of ugh…

  • 2K12ER

    Uhh yea man..NICE !