Funk Flex Challenges The Roots To Drop New Music As Wait For Next Album Continues
Questlove told 'DX' in August that The Roots' new album is "60 percent done."
Funk Flex has challenged The Roots to drop some new music, as the New York DJ continues to put pressure on notable rappers to feed fans with fresh tunes.
The veteran Hot 97 DJ issued the challenge during his nightly radio broadcast on Thursday (October 20), where he called out every single member of the legendary Philadelphia group by name.
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“Did I challenge The Roots to get me two songs?” Flex asked. “Yeah! Ohhh yeah. DJ Questlove, you ready? Black Thought, you ready? Philly, are you ready? Cosmic Kev, are you ready?”
Questlove or Black Thought have yet to respond to Flex’s challenge.
Funk Flex challenges The Roots to drop two new songs 👀 @funkflex @theroots https://t.co/FoC4kxW3kg pic.twitter.com/CruC8ZQJpp
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) October 20, 2022
The last time The Roots released a full-length project was in 2014 with their 11th album …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, which debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200.
Since then, Black Thought has dropped numerous solo projects, including his Stream of Thought trilogy and Cheat Codes in August, which was produced entirely by Danger Mouse.
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As for Questlove, he released his Oscar-winning documentary Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) in 2021 and is currently working on films about J Dilla, James Brown and Sly Stone.
In a recent interview with HipHopDX in August, the 51-year-old drummer confirmed The Roots are still working on a new album, which he revealed was “60 percent” finished.
“We’ve been working on this album for six years, so I’ll say that we’re 60 percent done,” Questlove said in August. “And the fact that it still sounds good,