On Friday, the Roots posted up a full album stream of their 11th LP, How I Got Over. The LP credits ought to have a special mention of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s music booker: many of its Stereogum-friendly collaborators/sample sources (Amber from Dirty Projectors, a page from Joanna Newsom’s “Book Of Right On,” etc.) have been guests on that show, almost certainly approached while the Roots were punching the clock at their game-changing day job. So it goes, Friday night was the second time Yim Yames aka MMJim James has crooned the hook to “Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)” with the Roots; that first collab yielded the How I Got Over cut “Dear God 2.0,” and here it is live, with an orchestra, and lot more of Black’s thoughts.
How I Got Over is out 6/22, and is still streaming over at MySpace. Tonight the band plays a “jam” at NYC’s Highline Ballroom. Expect guests.
UPDATE: Here’s the official video: