The Roots subsequent album is seemingly going to comprise an unreleased J Dilla beat. According to Okayplayer, Questlove confirmed he’d saved a beat from the late legendary producer to make use of on End Game throughout an oral historical past of The Roots’ Things Fall Apart album.
Quest revealed “Table of Contents” from the group’s 1999 effort was to have a fourth installment produced by Dilla.
“At one level, ‘Table of Contents’ was gonna be a 4 parter,” he mentioned. “I made a 3rd verse for Tariq [Trotter] that wound up going to The Legendary [1999 EP]. So that was half three. I’m really saving half 4 for End Game proper now. Dilla did the beat for half 4. I’m gonna use Dilla’s music for opening the End Game album.”
Quest additionally talked about how Dilla’s studio presence influenced almost each facet of Things Fall Apart. The platinum-selling, Grammy Award-nominated album featured the Dilla-produced “Dyanamite!”
If the challenge does come to fruition, End Game would function the official follow-up to The Roots’ 2014 effort ..And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.