The Roots



The Roots

Rating
Active
1987
Born
November 30, -0001 in Philadelphia
Location
Philadelphia, PA, United States
A.K.A.
seminal hip hop group
Genres
R&B/Soul
Biography
The Roots are an American hip hop/neo soul band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The Roots are known for a jazzy and eclectic approach to hip-hop featuring live musical instruments.Malik B., Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, and Josh Abrams were added to the band (formerly named "The Square Roots"). Since its first independent album-length release the band has released 10 studio albums, two EPs, two collaboration albums (with other artists), and also collaborated on recordings and in live shows with a wide variety of artists in many musical genres.
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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


The Best of The Roots

The Best of The Roots

The Roots August 14, 2015

50 Tracks

... and Then You Shoot Your Cousin

... and Then You Shoot Your Cousin

The Roots May 19, 2014

11 Tracks

undun

undun

The Roots December 6, 2011

14 Tracks

Betty Wright: The Movie

Betty Wright: The Movie

The Roots November 15, 2011

14 Tracks

Wake Up!

Wake Up!

John Legend September 17, 2010

12 Tracks

Rising Down

Rising Down

The Roots April 29, 2008

15 Tracks

Rising Down (Int'l Version)

Rising Down (Int'l Version)

The Roots April 29, 2008

16 Tracks

Rising Down (UK Version)

Rising Down (UK Version)

The Roots April 29, 2008

17 Tracks

Dear God 2.0

Dear God 2.0

The Roots March 5, 2007

1 Tracks

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