Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots, along with their manager, Shawn Gee, can confirm that they fell into what two out of the three of them describe as a monotonous rut over the past few months pre-coronavirus. They had a lot of ideas that they wanted to see come to fruition, but not enough time to create. They were so busy with other stuff—from their personal projects to their The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon gig to touring to planning the 2020 Roots Picnic—that some ideas had to be put on hold…

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