The Roots will debut the title track from their upcoming album, "How I Got Over," tomorrow (June 24) on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," where they currently serve as the house band. The group shot a video for the track earlier this month; the clip will be released in early July.
"How I Got Over" is a prime slice of the Roots' socially conscious hip-hop, as Black Thought raps, "Livin' with the police right behind ya / It's always more than a slight reminder / we're livin' in a war zone like Rwanda."
As for "How I Got Over" the album, the Def Jam project was originally due this summer but has since been bumped to Oct. 20. Among the tracks expected to make the cut are "Walk Alone," the vintage R&B-leaning "Make a Move," "The Day" featuring Icelandic vocalist Patty Crash and a cover of Frank Zappa's instrumental classic "Peaches en Regalia."