The Roots



The Roots
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Rating
Active
1987
Born
November 30, -0001 in Philadelphia
Location
Philadelphia, PA, United States
A.K.A.
seminal hip hop group
Biography
The Roots is an American hip hop group, 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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Top Songs by The Roots


The Hamilton Mixtape

You'll Be Back

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Urban Classics

The Seed (2.0)

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The Hamilton Mixtape
Old School Hip-Hop, Vol. 4

You Got Me

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Things Fall Apart

You Got Me

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The Seed (2.0)

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Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide to Understanding The Roots, Volume 2

The Seed

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Wake Up!

Wake up Everybody

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How I Got Over

The Fire

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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

Wise Up Ghost

Wise Up Ghost

The Roots September 17, 2013

12 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 21, 2010

12 Tracks

Wake Up!

Wake Up!

John Legend September 21, 2010

14 Tracks

Wake Up!

Wake Up!

John Legend September 17, 2010

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How I Got Over

How I Got Over

The Roots June 28, 2010

14 Tracks

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Genres
R&B/Soul
Social
The Roots on Facebook
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Latest Blog Posts


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