?uestlove and The Roots to Channel Beethoven

The group's first full-on concept album will have a classical mix

Now that they’ve wrapped their fourth annual Roots Picnic, ?uestlove and company have announced plans for a new studio album. The album, partly inspired by some recent collaborations with classical musicians, will feature hip-hop beats typically associated with the Roots mixed with classical chamber music more often linked to dead white guys. The Scoop hopes an Illadelph Orchestra concert series at the Kimmel Center will follow. [Paste]