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Roots Cousin

HipHopDX: "Cousin" Review

“It’s a curious turn, but one that finds them as oddly whimsical and satisfying as ever.”

New York Times: A Haunting History Lesson With Your Hip-Hop

The musicians weren’t the same Roots band seen regularly on NBC’s “Tonight” show with Jimmy Fallon. They included the Metropolis Ensemble — the conductor Andrew Cyr, a string quartet and four singers — and the jazz pianist D. D. Jackson, who wrote dramatic, somberly dissonant arrangements for the ensemble.