The Roots’ ‘Captain’ Kirk Douglas Previews Debut Solo LP With Heavy New Song

“I’ve always worked on my own music outside of the Roots,” “Captain” Kirk Douglas tells Rolling Stone. The guitarist has been a member of the influential hip-hop group since 2003. But on May 24th, he’ll release his first solo album, Turbulent Times, under the moniker Hundred Watt Heart. “Releasing it now comes from just wanting to finish what I started and frankly overcoming my fears of what people are going to think about it. Occasionally people have asked if I would ever do my own record,” the 46-year old says.

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