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The Roots performing in Toronto, Ontario on March 24, 2007.
Background information
Also known as The Legendary Roots Crew, The Fifth Dynasty, The Square Roots, The Foundation
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Hip hop, jazz, soul, rock, funk
Years active 1987–present
Labels MCA, Geffen, Def Jam
Website theroots.defjam.com
Members
Black Thought (MC)
Questlove (drums)
Kamal Gray (electronic keyboard)
F. Knuckles (percussion)
Captain Kirk Douglas (electric guitar)
Damon "Tuba Gooding Jr." Bryson (Sousaphone)
Owen Biddle (bass)
Former members
Kid Crumbs (Kenyatta Warren) (MC)
Rubberband (Josh Abrams) (bass)
Malik B. (MC)
Rahzel (beatbox)
Scott Storch (electronic keyboard)
Ben Kenney (electric guitar)
Scratch (beatbox)
Dice Raw (MC)
Hub (bass)
.The Roots is an American hip hop band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.^ Reid is performing with the hip-hop band...
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^ Hip-hop band the Roots branch out on nightly TV .
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^ The Roots, Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop band.
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.They are known for beginning with a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which still includes live instrumentals.^ They are famed for a having a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip-hop which includes live instrumentation.

^ The band is famous for inauguration with a jazzy, eclectic approach to Hip Hop including live instrumentals.
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^ Philadelphia hip-hop ensemble the Roots definitely live up to their name -- this six-piece group does not use a DJ or samplers, relying instead on innovative rhymecraft, jazzy instrumentation and an actual human drummer to give them their distinctive "organic" sound.
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.February 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Their debut album was released in 1993 and they have collaborated with a wide range of artists from different genres, including Roy Ayers and Cody Chesnutt.^ They made their debut in 1993 and have gone on to collaborate with artists from a range of genres, such as Roy Ayers and Cody Chesnutt.

^ Their debut album was released in 1993 and they have collaborated with a wide range of artists from different genres, including Roy Ayers and Cody Chesnutt.

^ Gaining critical acclaim and influencing several rap and R&B acts, The Roots have worked together with a wide range of artists from different genres, including Cody Chesnutt and Roy Ayers.
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.The Roots have generated a great deal of critical acclaim and influenced numerous rap and R&B acts.^ Inspired by the "hip-hop band" concept pioneered by Stetsasonic , the Roots themselves have garnered critical acclaim and influenced later hip-hop and R&B acts.
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^ Inspired by Stetsasonic, The Roots themselves have garnered critical acclaim and influenced later beat and R&B acts.The group's original lineup was formed in Philadelphia around 1987.

^ Inspired by the “hip-hop band” concept pioneered by Stetsasonic, the Roots themselves have garnered critical acclaim and influenced later hip-hop and R&B acts.
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.On March 2, 2009, The Roots became the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.^ Mixtape: the roots - late night with the roots (2010) .
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^ On March 2, 2009, the Roots began a tenure as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
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^ Sykes/AP The Roots are the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," the NBC show that will take Conan O'Brien's place.
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Band history

Early history and Organix

.The group's original lineup was formed when rapper Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) and drummer Questlove (Ahmir Thompson) became friends at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts around 1987. They began to do shows around Philadelphia and New York City with bassist Leon "Hub" Hubbard and rapper Malik B.[1] By 1991, Black Thought began attending Millersville University and established the line-up, under the collective name The Square Roots.^ Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, second day of school.
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^ John Bush, All Music Guide The Roots\' focus on live music began back in 1987 when rapper Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) and drummer ?uestlove (Ahmir Khalib Thompson) became friends at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts.
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^ Email More Philadelphia natives the Roots are relocating to New York City and not for the weather.
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[2] .In 1993, the Roots recorded an album Organix to promote at European concerts.^ MADSPIN Did you know The Roots originally recorded over 200 tracks but only used under 20 of them for this album, "Things Fall Apart" .
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^ Widely respected as innovators in rap and hip-hop, The Roots began focusing on live instrumentation in recordings and concerts in 1987.

^ Their CD, The Grass Roots Anthology on Rhino Records, was released in 1993 and remains a strong seller today.
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[1]

From The Ground Up EP

.From the Ground Up is an EP released by The Roots in 1994. It was the group's first release on a major label, having recently been signed with Geffen Records.^ African-American group has signed with a major label since The Roots did.
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^ Soon after, the Roots signed a record deal with DGC/Geffen Records and released their first major-label album, Do You Want More?!!!??!, in early 1995.

^ Strong sales of their debut record earned them a major label contract with DGC Records and brought them back to the United States .
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Do You Want More?!!!??!

.The Roots' first album for DGC, Do You Want More?!!!??!, was released in 1995. It was a moderate hit among alternative music fans due in part to the group's appearance at Lollapalooza.^ The release also produced the group's first hit single, "Keep It Real."

^ Explore music recommended by The Roots fans .
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^ Soon after, the Roots signed a record deal with DGC/Geffen Records and released their first major-label album, Do You Want More?!!!??!, in early 1995.

.The band also performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival that year.^ The band also journeyed to the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
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^ The Roots appeared at Lollapalooza and the Montreux International Jazz Festival the same year, and added human beatbox Rahzel The Godfather Of Noyze (b.
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^ Here they are featured with legendary Carlos Sanatana, at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
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.Touring guests, beatboxer Rahzel and producer Scott Storch, joined the Roots.^ Two of the guests on the album who had toured around with the band, human beatbox Rahzel the Godfather of Noyze -- previously a performer with Grandmaster Flash and LL Cool J -- and Scott Storch (later Kamal), became permanent members of the group.nEarly in 1996, the Roots released Clones, the trailer single for their second album.
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^ Two of the guests on the album who had toured around with the band, human beatbox Rahzel the Godfather of Noyze — previously a performer with Grandmaster Flash and LL Cool J — and Scott Storch (later Kamal), became permanent members of the group.
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^ Two of the guests on the album who had toured around with the band, human beatbox Rahzel the Godfather of Noyze -- previously a performer with Grandmaster Flash and LL Cool J -- and Scott Storch (later Kamal), became permanent members of the group.
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[1]

Illadelph Halflife

.The 1996 release Illadelph Halflife was the group's first album to crack the Top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart[1], spurred in part by MTV's airplay of the video for "What They Do" (a parody of rap video clichés)[3] and "Clones," which was their first single to reach the top five on the rap charts.^ Their 1996 release Illadelph Halflife was the group's first album to crack the Top 40 on Billboard's album chart, spurred in part by MTV's airplay of the video for "What They Do", a parody of rap video clichés such as the "beatdown shot," and "Clones" which was their first to single to reach the top five on the rap charts.
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^ It hit the rap Top Five, and created a good buzz for the album.
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^ Track 8 off the roots 1996 album Illadelph Halflife...
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."What They Do" was also the group's first single to hit the Top 40 of Billboard's charts, reaching a peak of #34. While continuing on the path of live instrumentation, the album's sound was somewhat darker.^ The release also produced the group's first hit single, "Keep It Real."

^ ET) -- The Roots , who continually tour even when in between releases, will hit the road in February in support of their latest album, Phrenology, which is Number 76 on the Billboard 200...
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^ When the Philadelphia-based band first hit the scene, heads weren't really checking for homeys who could flow with the best freestylers and play real instruments.
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Things Fall Apart

.The group released Things Fall Apart in 1999 (named after Things Fall Apart, a novel by Chinua Achebe, which in turn was named after a line from The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats).^ Things Fall Apart (1999) .

^ Things Fall Apart MCA, 1999.

^ In 1999, The Roots released Things Fall Apart (named after a novel by Chinua Achebe), their breakthrough album.
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.This was their breakthrough album, peaking at #4 on the Billboard 200 charts and earning a gold record, signifying U.S. sales of at least 500,000 units.^ Things Fall Apart, released in 1999, was their breakthrough album as it peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 charts and earned a gold record, managing to make a minimum of 500,000 units U.S. sales.
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^ The album debuted in the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, had a #1 hit in Texas with “Ragged As The Road” and helped the band pick up an ...
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^ Strong sales of their debut record earned them a major label contract with DGC Records and brought them back to the United States .
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[4] .The track "Act Won (Things Fall Apart)" features Afropean singer Zap Mama.^ Things fall apart ...classic album and track!
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^ Things Fall Apart (1999) .

^ Things Fall Apart MCA, 1999.

.The track "You Got Me", a duet with R&B singer Erykah Badu and Eve, peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and earned them a Grammy award for Best Performance By A Duo Or Group.^ Phrenology introduced a more mainstream sound for the Roots, earning a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.
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^ Erykah Badu) What They Do Break You Off The Next Movement more .
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^ The group improves with each new release and this album is no exception with its lead single ‘Adrenaline’ and radio friendly offering ‘You got me’ with Erykah Badu.

[5] .The album was nominated for the Best Rap Album award.^ Already an international sensation, Soul Science was nominated for "best album" in the "Culture Crossing" category at the annual BBC World Music Awards, and was selected among the "top 100 albums of the year" by both fRoots and Songlines magazines.
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^ General Best Rap Album of the 2000s so far - aronf13 in General So, how was 2006 for you?
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[6] .Black Thought intended the track for the "unconscious" population.^ One noticeable absence: Black Thought, the band’s MC, doesn’t rap on any of the tracks.
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^ Is it selfish of me to just want a whole Roots album of up-tempo "Clones-esque, Next Movement-like tracks that Black Thought just spits shit over?
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^ From interviews with Black Thought and ?uestlove taking about their Philly roots, to an essay from Hezekiah to a 53 track essential Illadelph playlist from the musical encyclopedia himself, ?uestlove.
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[7]
.Steve Huey of the website allmusic perceived "a strong affinity for the neo-soul movement" in the album.^ The whole neo-soul movement bears ?uest's fingerprints.
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[8] .First-time cameos on TFA for Philly natives Beanie Sigel and Eve helped to earn them major record deals later (with Roc-A-Fella and Ruff Ryders, respectively).^ Strong sales of their debut record earned them a major label contract with DGC Records and brought them back to the United States .
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^ Eve, Beanie Sigel, and Erykah Badu have all gained from their affiliation with The Roots.
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^ The Roots will surely get options to take some time off too later down the line to record records and what not, then they’ll have a sub band for awhile.
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.After this album, Dice Raw left the collective to record his solo debut album Reclaiming the Dead.^ In 2000, Dice Raw left the group to record his solo debut album, Reclaiming the Dead.
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^ Dice Raw, another MC, regularly made album appearances with the band from 1995 to 1999 before exiting the band in order to record a solo album.
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^ Another MC, Dice Raw, frequently made album appearances with the group from 1995 to 1999 before leaving to record a solo album.
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.In the summer, the band performed at the Woodstock '99 concert in New York state.^ Ambush 2008 more New York Tribe 1997 more Woodstock '99 1999 Parental Advisory Choose from over 7 million music downloads .
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^ Suite per bandoneon e orchestra - Daniele Bonaventura - 19.99 The bandoneon master performs two new major compositions, a suite for bandoneon and orchestra, and Piccolo Requiem for Solo Bandoneon.
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^ More than you can say for the bands at Woodstock '99.
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[9]

Phrenology

.Several members, including long time member Malik B., left the group.^ Malik B. left the group in 2000.
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^ This was where the hook ups with other members Hub (Leonard Nelson Hubbard, the group’s bassist) Malik B (Second emcee) and their new manager, the group was officially born.

^ This space has been traditionally occupied by left wing groups from the times of Czarist Russia to the present day.
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.In December 2001, the Roots backed Jay-Z for his MTV Unplugged concert.^ The big, huge question mark was Jay-Z. Jay signed the Roots and used them as his backing band on the Unplugged album and Fade to Black , and he would've been a big no-brainer for this show, but he didn't show up.
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^ Since then they’ve strengthened their sound immensely, using their abilities as a band in a seamless way, as evidenced through remarkable live performances, including an MTV Unplugged stint backing Jay-Z. .
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^ Tags Adele , Jay-Z , Katy Perry , mtv-unplugged , Paramore , Pearl Jam , The Cure , The Roots , video .
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[10] With heightened popularity came mounting pressure. .The Roots released Phrenology (named after the pseudoscience of Phrenology) in 2002. Despite not charting as high as Things Fall Apart, reaching a peak of #28 on the charts, Phrenology was commercially successful, eventually going gold, and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.^ Things Fall Apart and The Roots Come Alive, 1999; released Phrenology on MCA, 2002; released The Tipping Point on Geffen, 2004.

^ Things Fall Apart 238 Reviews .
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^ Things fall apart ...classic album and track!
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At the time, however, there came rumors that the Roots were losing interest in their signing with MCA.[1]
During this time the band also backed Jay-Z for his 2003 farewell concert in Madison Square Garden, and appeared in the accompanying "Fade to Black" DVD.

The Tipping Point

.After Phrenology, Ben Kenney and Scratch both left the group; Kenney joined the rock band Incubus.^ A guitarist, Ben Kenney, enjoyed a short stint with the group and contributed to their Phrenology album, but left to join Incubus .
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^ A guitarist, Ben Kenney, enjoyed a short stint with the group and contributed to their Phrenology album, but left to join Incubus.
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^ Kenney left the Roots to join Incubus and was replaced by Captain Kirk Douglas for the group's final Geffen studio album, The Tipping Point.
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[11] .This culminated with the release of 2004's The Tipping Point, the byproduct of several jam sessions.^ While The Roots had been known to hardcore hip hop fans for years, it wasn't until they released The Tipping Point in 2004, and after that Game Theory, that they started selling Roots tickets left and right.
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^ The results were edited down to ten tracks and released as The Tipping Point in July of 2004.
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^ Things Fall Apart and The Roots Come Alive, 1999; released Phrenology on MCA, 2002; released The Tipping Point on Geffen, 2004.

[1] .The album earned two more Grammy nominations: one for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the track "Star" and another for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for the track "Don't Say Nuthin'."[12] The Tipping Point peaked at #4 on the Billboard album chart.^ Phrenology introduced a more mainstream sound for the Roots, earning a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.
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^ Billboard chart and 2004's "The Tipping Point" debuted in the same position.
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^ Don't Say Nuthin' full track .
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.In 2005, Home Grown!^ On November 15, 2005 The Roots released two compilation albums, Home Grown!
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^ The Beginner's Guide To Understanding The Roots, Vol.1 (Edited) Nov 2005 Home Grown!
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^ The Beginner's Guide To Understanding The Roots, Vo.2 (Edited) Nov 2005 Home Grown!
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.The Beginner's Guide To Understanding The Roots, Volumes 1 & 2
, a two-disc compilation album, was released.^ The Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Roots appeared at the end of the year.
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^ On November 15, 2005 The Roots released two compilation albums, Home Grown!
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^ The Beginner\'s Guide to Understanding the Roots appeared at the end of the year.
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.The Roots were among several performers on the 2006 film Dave Chappelle's Block Party, whose event took place on September 18, 2004[13] and was released on film two years later.^ Bart Ferguson performs at the Deep Roots 7 release party.
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^ September 13, 2006, 3:35 pm .
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^ Funk Shui performs at the Deep Roots 7 release party.
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Game Theory

.Game Theory was released August 29, 2006, on Def Jam records.^ August 29, 2006 After the Snow .

^ The group's last release, 2006's Game Theory, launched at No.

^ The Roots' album, Game Theory, was released on August 29, 2006.
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.Questlove describes the album as being very dark and reflective of the political state in America.^ It will be their tenth album and has been described to be darkly funky, politically charged, and filled with special guests.
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^ In this speech, Malcolm chastizes his listeners for being, on the one hand, extremely patriotic about America while, on the other, very uncaring about the Black Community.
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^ Harvey Mansfield observes that in America, "the general rule for business and culture has been the one stated by Madison for politics: let ambition counteract ambition."
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[15] .The first single from the album, "Don't Feel Right", appeared on the internet in May 2006, and is available for free download on several web sites.^ Don't Feel Right (stand out) 5.
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^ Several cases that are closer to the middle (that is, farther away from the upper right corner) have considerable oil resources, and so conflict there may be related to asset immobility.
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^ Unplugged: The Roots Watch their performance of "Don't Feel Right" and more, live in our studio!
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.Various guest appearances had been rumored, but Scratch magazine confirmed only two: Peedi Peedi and Malik B. The album's first video, titled "The Don't Feel Right Trilogy", premiered on August 21, 2006, and features three songs, "In the Music", "Here I Come" and "Don't Feel Right". It earned an 83 on Metacritic and 2 Grammy Nominations.^ Don't Feel Right (stand out) 5.
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^ Catch the video for the title track here .
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^ They won a Grammy in 1999 (and would go on to receive three more nominations), played the Lollapalooza and Woodstock '99 music festivals, collaborated with many artists (including Eve, Erykah Badu, Common, and others) and released four RIAA gold-certified albums.
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.The late J Dilla is honoured on different occasions throughout the album.^ And with album sales tanking and the industry in tatters, acts throughout music are considering different ways to make money.
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.Track 1 is credited to be "Supervised by J Dilla". Track 13 "Can't Stop This" is totally devoted to his persona, the first part being an edited version of a track ("Time : The Donut of the Heart") of his Donuts album, released three days before his death.^ They have released eight studio albums, two live ones, three compilation albums, twenty-two music videos and seventeen singles.
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^ At the moment the atonement was made on the Day of Atonement, those being atoned for were sinless and blameless before G-d.
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^ The results were edited down to ten tracks and released as The Tipping Point in July of 2004.
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.This version comprises vocals by Black Thought.^ Black Thought should of been the original version cuz Cam’s verse was horrible.
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Secondly, a string of kindred artists reminisce about J Dilla in the form of answering machine messages.

Rising Down

.The Roots' eighth studio album (10th overall), Rising Down, was released on April 29, 2008, the 16-year anniversary of the Rodney King riots of 1992.^ The Roots' album, Game Theory, was released on August 29, 2006.
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^ The Roots new album "Rising Down" is set to release April 29th.
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^ Before that comes the Roots’ Rising Down , which drops April 29 on Def Jam .
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.In the weeks before the album's release, the original first single "Birthday Girl", a radio-friendly collaboration with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump was removed from the album reportedly because it didn't fit in with the album's tone.^ They have released eight studio albums, two live ones, three compilation albums, twenty-two music videos and seventeen singles.
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^ MADSPIN Did you know The Roots originally recorded over 200 tracks but only used under 20 of them for this album, "Things Fall Apart" .
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^ "Illadelph Halflife," the follow up to the band's first major-label release, "Do You Want More?!!!??!," reached the Top 40 on Billboard's album chart, and their single "Clones" reached the top five on the rap charts.
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[16] .It remained as a digital download available from iTunes as a bonus track, as well as on international releases.^ Known as “Conversations with Christian,” the tracks are available on iTunes, www.christianmcbride.com and www.mackavenue.com.
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^ It's just been re-released into a digital download so pay attention and the purchase without apprehension.
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^ View In iTunes 10 Game Theory (Bonus Track Version) View In iTunes 11 Home Grown!
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.Picking up where Game Theory left off, the album maintains a dark and political tone, with Black Thought and several guests venting about the ills of society today.^ What's so spectacular about Game Theory, their seventh studio album?
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^ The Roots new album Game Theory is out TODAY! .
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^ After “the cypher” taping in Brooklyn for the BET Hip Hop awards, Mos Def chops it up with Black Thought about one of his favorite Roots tracks – “75 Bars” (Rising Down) .
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.The album's guests include Chrisette Michele, Common, Mos Def, Saigon, Styles P, Talib Kweli, and Wale; it also features Philly favorites Dice Raw, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Peedi Crakk, P.O.R.N., and Truck North, as well as former member Malik B. Rising Down features the Roots incorporating a more electronic and synth-heavy feel into their sound.^ Criminal (featuring Truck North & Saigon)08.

^ This track titled Rising Up featuring Wale and Chrisette Michele (yea!

^ Mos Def & Kweli rockin with the Roots….
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.Rising Down was released to critical acclaim, garnering an overall score of 80 on Metacritic.^ The Roots Garnering critical acclaim throughout the world and also influencing the R&B and Hip Hop acts later on, The Roots is an influential band along with being a winner of the Grammy Awards.
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^ Inspired by Stetsasonic, The Roots themselves have garnered critical acclaim and influenced later beat and R&B acts.The group's original lineup was formed in Philadelphia around 1987.

^ Inspired by the “hip-hop band” concept pioneered by Stetsasonic, the Roots themselves have garnered critical acclaim and influenced later hip-hop and R&B acts.
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.The album's first single was "Rising Up" featuring Chrisette Michele and D.C. rapper Wale.^ This track titled Rising Up featuring Wale and Chrisette Michele (yea!

^ Rising Up (featuring Wale & Chrisette Michelle)15.

^ Rising Up (featuring Wale & Chrisette Michelle) 15.

How I Got Over

.Questlove confirmed on Twitter that The Roots are working on their ninth studio album (11th overall), entitled How I Got Over.^ The Roots work on new album, tour .
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^ The Roots are working on a new album to be released in 2009 entitled "How I Got Over."
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^ Name : Leah Subject : Roots -- Oct 11, 2000 at 10:08PM I know i was a little rude but after hearing the live album I don't know how you could ever like the studio album again.
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[17] .Black Thought spoke more broadly about the record on HipHopGame.com.^ More About Philly.com comments .
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^ The Roots - Popular Demand — nahright.com — Black Thought also spits a 16 over The Roots’ “Popeyes” instrumental.
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^ And it doesn't much help that all the guest rappers except Kweli are exponentially more charismatic than Black Thought.
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.Calling it a positive album, as opposed to their last two records, How I Got Over reflects the relief the band feels at the end of the Bush administration and the beginning of the Obama presidency.^ This album bespeaks the relief felt by the band when the Bush administration ended and the Obama presidency started.
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^ Sherrilyn A. Ifill What the last of the great liberals can teach Obama about how to fight for health care reform.
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^ Patti: The growing discomfort I am now feeling from this administration is not only on account of the radical beliefs of the people President Obama surrounds himself with, but the realization that when he speaks, he is never speaking to me.
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.Guests are set to include Beanie Sigel; Young Chris; Chrisette Michelle; L.A. rapper Blu; Phonte of Little Brother; Pharoahe Monch; Cody ChestnuTT and Patty Crash, whose song "Serve This Royalty" is covered on the album.^ The album's sales were boosted by radio and TV airplay for two duets on the album, "Break You Off" (featuring Musiq Soulchild) and "The Seed 2.0" (featuring cody chestnutt).
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^ Levy relied on the fact that the song "Close to You" had generated about two-thirds of its post-1970 royalties from cover records.
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^ Beanie Sigel & Freeway Team up for Roc Boys Street Album - 4 days ago .
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.Rather than relying on samples, the album will be played live, with any covers (including "Celestial Blues," featuring the song's original artist, Andy Bey) being reinterpreted by the band[18].^ The album will be played live, with any covers being re-translated by the band.
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^ They played with a bigger band than usual last night, fourteen musicians onstage including DJ Jazzy Jeff, but it didn't add much to the show beyond a cluttered mix.
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^ Roots ATTENTION: You need to enable COOKIES in your browser to experience all the features of this site, including being able to make a purchase.
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.The album is set to release in February of 2010 [19].^ While the album – which was originally set to drop later this month – has been pushed back to February, The Roots have released a video for the record’s title track.
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^ The Roots new album "Rising Down" is set to release April 29th.
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^ Magony Vonsok (2 CD set) - Kovcs Ferenc - 19.99 The Magony orchestra was formed in 2001, to perform in live Ferenc Kovcss solo album.
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.On June 24, 2009, The Roots debuted the first single and title track from the album, "How I Got Over", live on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.^ Clipse: Live on Jimmy Fallon feat.
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^ The Roots, house band on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” premiered and performed their first single, “How I Got Over,” off their new album with the same title.
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^ The Roots are also the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon airing first on March 2nd, 2009.
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.The song features longtime Roots collaborator Dice Raw.^ The organic sound of The Roots benefits here from herbal supplements like the guitar and the addition of lyricist Dice Raw.
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^ The book also featured a lengthy chapter that compiled most of Jackson's "Roots" articles, listing each song alphabetically for easier reference.
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^ The Roots - Get Busy (Feat Dice Raw Peedi Crakk & DJ Jazzy Jeff) ..
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[20]

Members

.The Roots' original lineup included Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter (MC) and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson (drums), who were classmates at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts.^ The Roots' original lineup included Black Thought (MC vocals) and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson (drums), who were classmates at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts.
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^ Roots and Black Thought did their thing too.
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^ "Initially I was a little leery," said the Roots' MC, Tariq Trotter, or Black Thought.
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[1] .As they began to play at school and on the streets, they added bassist Josh "The Rubberband" Abrams, who went on to form the jazz group The Josh Abrams Quartet.^ They started playing at the school and also on the streets, and added two other members Malik B. who was also a rapper, and Leonard Hubbard who was a bassist.
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^ They began to recognize who their enemy was.
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^ Since then Warren has been playing sax (as Fulla Flash) with his mates in Fat Freddy’s Drop a funky jazz/dub group who received attention originally for their great live performances, with lengthy Jam sessions and solos that can last as long as they have to.
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.They later added another MC Malik Abdul Basit-Smart ("Malik B."), a new bassist, Leonard Nelson Hubbard ("Hub"), and keyboardist Scott Storch.^ As they began to play at school and on the streets, they added another MC named Malik B., a bassist named Leonard Hubbard, and a keyboardist Scott Storch.
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^ The joining and leaving of artists continued till 2007, when the bassist, Leonard Hubbard left the group.
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^ Before long, yet another verse was added and the song title was returned to simply New Minglewood Blues , as it appeared on Dead Set (Arista, 1981).
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.MC Kenyatta "Kid Crumbs" Warren, was a part of the group for their first album, Organix, but did not appear on any later albums.^ Another MC, Dice Raw, frequently made album appearances with the group from 1995 to 1999 before leaving to record a solo album.
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^ (Guitarist Jack Sherman actually recorded the parts for the band's self-titled first album because Slovak was signed to another label with another band at the time.
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^ This encyclopedia-style tome included insightful entries for each band member, including every album by the group, every solo album by its members, and even every album a band member appeared on!
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.Another MC, Dice Raw, joined on for cameos in later albums.^ Another MC, Dice Raw, frequently made album appearances with the group from 1995 to 1999 before leaving to record a solo album.
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^ Another MC, Dice Raw , frequently made album appearances with the group from 1995 to 1999 before leaving to record a solo album.
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^ Dice Raw, another MC, regularly made album appearances with the band from 1995 to 1999 before exiting the band in order to record a solo album.
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.The Roots filled Storch's position with keyboardist, Kamal Gray, who continues to be a member.^ As Anne Theriault, who works in a store in Halifax said after her team members joined her in a local AIDS walk: “I was not walking alone, I was walking for something that Roots also cared for deeply.
  • Roots - The Source 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC www.roots.com [Source type: General]

^ May we pray for their ongoing faithfulness, and may they continue to challenge those of us who neglect our spiritual roots.
  • Developing spiritual roots - The Mennonite 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.themennonite.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And those of you who understandably can’t commit to filling a Volunteer Position in this way, .

The Roots performing
.Beatboxer Rahzel was a member of the group from 1995 to 1999. Alongside Rahzel was vocal turntablist Scratch, who DJ'd for them during live concerts.^ Two of the guests on the album who had toured around with the band, human beatbox Rahzel the Godfather of Noyze — previously a performer with Grandmaster Flash and LL Cool J — and Scott Storch (later Kamal), became permanent members of the group.
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^ Two of the guests on the album who had toured around with the band, human beatbox Rahzel the Godfather of Noyze -- previously a performer with Grandmaster Flash and LL Cool J -- and Scott Storch (later Kamal), became permanent members of the group.
  • Amazon.com: The Roots: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ DJ Heat compiles a strong set of live performances from various musical guest who have been featured on the TV Show Late Night With Jimmy Falon.
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.However, he abruptly left in 2003. Malik B. left the group in 1999 due to drug problems but continued to record, making occasional cameos on future albums.^ Malik B. left the group in 2000.
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^ He left the group in 2003.
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^ Another MC, Dice Raw , frequently made album appearances with the group from 1995 to 1999 before leaving to record a solo album.
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.Guitarist Ben Kenney, had a short stint with the group and contributed to their Phrenology album, but left to join Incubus as their bassist.^ A guitarist, Ben Kenney, enjoyed a short stint with the group and contributed to their Phrenology album, but left to join Incubus .
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^ And finally, the Roots have a new bassist to replace founding bassist Hub , who left the group in 2007: bassist Owen Biddle .
  • Plug One » Archive for The Roots 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.plugonemag.com [Source type: General]

^ A beatboxer named Rahzel also joined the group and contributed from 1995-1999.
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.A percussionist, F Knuckles, was added in 2002 and guitarist, Kirk Douglas (a.k.a.^ They later added Owen Biddle (bass), James "Kamal" Gray (keyboards), Frank "Knuckles" Walker (percussion), Kirk "Captain Kirk" Douglas (guitar) and Damon "Tuba Gooding Jr."
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - About The Roots | NBC Official Site 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Highlights for me came at guitarists Captain Kirk Douglas’ take on Cody ChestnuTT ’s “The Seed (2.0)” hook, Black Thought’s absolute mastery on the mic and percussionist Frankie Knuckles leading the band through dance routines Jerome Benton -style.
  • The Roots « ickmusic 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC ickmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ In addition to him, Thompson, and Poyser, the lineup includes guitarist "Captain" Kirk Douglas, percussionist Frank Knuckles, bassist Owen Biddle, sousaphonist Damon "Tuba Gooding Jr."
  • Late night with the Roots | Phrequency | 04/13/2009 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.phrequency.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

"Captain Kirk"), replaced Kenney. .Martin Luther, a vocalist, toured with The Roots in 2003 and 2004 and contributed to the Tipping Point album.^ Their last album, 2004's The Tipping Point , wasn't a strong effort.
  • The Roots & Company @ Radio City Music Hall: Jay-Z Appeared, What More Can I Say? - Music Snobbery 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC www.musicsnobbery.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Roots work on new album, tour .
  • Plug One » Archive for The Roots 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.plugonemag.com [Source type: General]

^ The results were edited down to ten tracks and released as The Tipping Point in July of 2004.
  • The Roots Biography & Awards | Billboard.com 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: General]
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.The group announced in August 2007, to the dismay of fans, that longtime bassist, Leonard Hubbard, was leaving the group.^ And finally, the Roots have a new bassist to replace founding bassist Hub , who left the group in 2007: bassist Owen Biddle .
  • Plug One » Archive for The Roots 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.plugonemag.com [Source type: General]

."One of our partners is leaving us tonight, ladies and gentlemen, Leonard Hubbard" (Black Thought @ moe.down 8/31/07).^ After “the cypher” taping in Brooklyn for the BET Hip Hop awards, Mos Def chops it up with Black Thought about one of his favorite Roots tracks – “75 Bars” (Rising Down) .
  • The Roots | Frolab 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC frolab.com [Source type: General]

^ Black thought is one of the best MC in the game past and present.
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^ Wale ‘Pretty Girls’ one with Black Thought’s verse instead of guccis .
  • Clipse & The Roots – Popular Demand x Grindin’ Live (Video) | 2dopeboyz 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC 2dopeboyz.okayplayer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The current members of The Roots are Black Thought (MC), Questlove (drums), Kamal (keyboard), F Knuckles (percussion), and Captain Kirk (guitar).^ Black thought is one of the best MC in the game past and present.
  • XXLmag.com - » The Roots The Paybacks 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Like jazz musicians, Mos and Black Thought traded off flowing duties with The Roots crew providing the notes.
  • The Roots & Company @ Radio City Music Hall: Jay-Z Appeared, What More Can I Say? - Music Snobbery 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC www.musicsnobbery.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "No Intentions" included a long guitar solo by the Roots' "Captain" Kirk Douglas and ?uestlove added some awesome thump to crowd favorite "Stillness Is the Move."
  • Search results for \"the roots\" » MTV Newsroom 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC newsroom.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Recently, they have toured with sousaphonist Damon "Tuba Gooding Jr."^ Well, the L.A. based band recently announced they’d be embarking on their first national tour that will keep them on the road for the next month.
  • Hidden Track » The Roots 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC www.glidemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Seriously, you've never seen such restrained use of Tuba Gooding, Jr. Check out the video below, via Prefix .
  • Pitchfork: News 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bars (Black's Reconstruction) (featuring Tuba Gooding Jr. Becoming Unwritten 7.

.Bryson and Game Theory producer and current bassist Owen Biddle.^ And finally, the Roots have a new bassist to replace founding bassist Hub , who left the group in 2007: bassist Owen Biddle .
  • Plug One » Archive for The Roots 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.plugonemag.com [Source type: General]

^ Part of what makes Game Theory succeed is the Roots' ability to mirror current/personal events on their music.
  • Game Theory by The Roots : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

.For their performances on the Jimmy Fallon show, keyboardist James Poyser contributes additional keyboards.^ Jimmy Fallon takes over Conan O’ Brien’s late show spot in 2009, so you still have still time to catch those live shows.
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^ DVR’s to catch Incubus perform Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” with the Roots on the Jimmy Fallon show.
  • The Roots « ickmusic 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC ickmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ They performed it on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, so the One-Trick Pony track has something conceptual to its joyful, horn-lined lilt.
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.All members have worked with PETA to promote compassion for animals and the vegetarian lifestyle.^ Although not officially involved in the design of the product, all the members of the menswear team work closely together and often offer their feedback and ideas to the designers.
  • Roots - The Source 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC www.roots.com [Source type: General]

^ Here, the distinction that has been blurred is the all-important difference between condemning specific inhumane practices and promoting ‘humane’ exploitation of animals.

^ These men, all members of the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) serve in presidents' cabinets again and again -- or work silently behind the scenes.
  • The Revolutionary Roots of the UN 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.crossroad.to [Source type: Original source]

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.Because the band members hail from Philadelphia, they showed their support for the Phillies during the 2009 World Series against the Yankees, displaying Phillies memorabilia when performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.^ Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is a 2009 Emmy Award winner!
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Video Blogs - Christopher Cross + The Roots Perform "Ride Like The Wind" with Surprise Guest Michael McDonald - Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog | NBC Official Site 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A nice little collection of performance clips from Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon.
  • The Roots - News, Video, Photos, and Rumors from ShowHype 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Late Night w/ The Roots (Mixtape) - The Roots, Ludacris, Wale, Hip Hop 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC hiphopblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

^ Here’s a collection of performance clips from the Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon show.
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On the episode which aired the day after the Yankees clinched the title, "Questlove" stated "No comment!" on the show's intro (when he usually states the episode number), and had a Yankees logo purposely displayed upside-down on his drumset.

Touring and other work

.The band tours extensively, and their live sets are frequently hailed as the best in the genre.^ The tour bus is typically the best and most cost-effective way for most bands to cross the country (or the continent), but there's clearly a safety issue here.
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^ Before "Late Night," the Roots were recognized as one of the hardest-touring bands in any genre, clocking more than 250 dates a year.
  • The Roots: Concerts and Music Events on washingtonpost.com 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Fallon, the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member, has repeatedly touted having "the best band in late-night."
  • The Roots say Fallon gig `enabled us to survive' 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

.March 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Recently, the band played a concert in NYC's Radio City Music Hall with Common, Nas, Talib Kweli and Big Daddy Kane.^ They've toured with the Dave Matthews Band, joined "The Colbert Report" in Philadelphia and played backing band for the concert film "Dave Chappelle's Block Party."
  • The Roots say Fallon gig `enabled us to survive' 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

^ Since their debut album "Organix" in 1993, The Roots have developed a diverse fan base and have played such notable venues and festivals as NYC's Radio City Music Hall, Lollapalooza, Montreux Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, and the Apollo Theater, performing over 200 shows annually.
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - About The Roots | NBC Official Site 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When he got back up on stage, he talked about how intense it was performing at Radio City Music Hall.
  • The Roots & Company @ Radio City Music Hall: Jay-Z Appeared, What More Can I Say? - Music Snobbery 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC www.musicsnobbery.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They also backed Jay-Z a third time, for his Reasonable Doubt Concert, a celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the release of his first album.^ It was opened this year for the first time in 10 years!
  • Roots Buzz 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC blog.roots.com [Source type: General]

^ They've toured with the Dave Matthews Band, joined "The Colbert Report" in Philadelphia and played backing band for the concert film "Dave Chappelle's Block Party."
  • The Roots say Fallon gig `enabled us to survive' 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

^ Their debut album was released in 1993 and they have collaborated with a wide range of artists from different genres, including Roy Ayers and Cody Chesnutt.

.The Roots have been featured in four movies: Dave Chappelle's Block Party; both performing album songs and playing as a backing band for other artists, Spike Lee's Bamboozled, and Marc Levin's Brooklyn Babylon, in which Black Thought plays the protagonist, Solomon, and former band member Rahzel narrates, and Chasing Liberty; starring Mandy Moore.^ Text Play The Roots artist radio Play radio station with songs similar to: .
  • The Roots on Yahoo! Music 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Me and Black Thought used to sit in lunch making our album covers,” ?uest says, recalling his high school days in Philly with Roots lead vocalist Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter.
  • THE ROOTS 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ The Roots' lineup includes original members rapper/MC Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson (drums), who met in 1987 and were classmates at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts.
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - About The Roots | NBC Official Site 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Black Thought and Questlove were both featured in the movie Brown Sugar.^ Straight from Philly, Chiddy Bang's The Swelly Express mixtape, presented by (and featuring) Black Thought.
  • okayplayer - Hip Hop Music, Reviews, News, Interviews, Blogs and Discussion Board - Home. 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.okayplayer.com [Source type: General]

^ Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter Questlove The Roots (Musical Group) Television Talk Shows Black Thought: "Yeah, it's definitely a concern, but I wouldn't call it a worry.
  • New York Music - The Roots Take Manhattan - page 1 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.villagevoice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted on January 7th, 2010 by HighVoltage in Black Thought , Brother Ali , Mos Def , Questlove , Robert Glasper , The Roots .
  • Mos Def + Brother Ali + The Roots @ Okayplayer Holiday Jammy 2009 | All The Way Live 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC www.itsallthewaylive.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Black Thought also made an appearance in the film Love Rome as Tariq Trotter, and Questlove currently appears in the recent "terrific" (nolafugees.com) and "inspiring" (neworleans.com) documentary movie about TBC Brass Band called From the Mouthpiece on Back, which lists The Roots as one of the executive producers of the movie.^ "Initially I was a little leery," said the Roots' MC, Tariq Trotter, or Black Thought.
  • The Roots say Fallon gig `enabled us to survive' 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

^ Me and Black Thought used to sit in lunch making our album covers,” ?uest says, recalling his high school days in Philly with Roots lead vocalist Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter.
  • THE ROOTS 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

^ The Roots' lineup includes original members rapper/MC Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson (drums), who met in 1987 and were classmates at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts.
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - About The Roots | NBC Official Site 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The band guest performed on August 25 and 26 with the Dave Matthews Band during their 2007 summer tour.^ They've toured with the Dave Matthews Band, joined "The Colbert Report" in Philadelphia and played backing band for the concert film "Dave Chappelle's Block Party."
  • The Roots say Fallon gig `enabled us to survive' 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

^ We started recording the record in August of 2007, and with our touring schedule we only had bits and pieces of time to really get focused and get down to business.
  • The Roots: What Rises Down Must Come Up | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop | HipHopDX 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: General]

^ The performances will take place during the games' Victory Ceremonies, where the bands will share the spotlight with winners of various events as they're awarded their medals.
  • Pitchfork: News 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Members of The Roots played in various forms as well as a whole band on DMB's back to back concerts at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin.^ The Roots have a deeply American understanding of popular music—soul, rock and especially hip-hop—and play together with a storied fluidness, like a contemporary version of the Band.
  • The Roots - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Putting down Roots- Time Out New York 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC newyork.timeout.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The collection is named after the songs played during commercial breaks; the Roots have composed over 1,000 of these numbers since their gig began back in March.
  • the Roots - Speakeasy - WSJ 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Well, I must say that from the moment that The Roots came in with a martching band I was completly floored.
  • The Roots & Company @ Radio City Music Hall: Jay-Z Appeared, What More Can I Say? - Music Snobbery 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC www.musicsnobbery.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The group hosts a highly-anticipated Jam Session every year the night before the Grammys.^ The Roots have hosted the highly anticipated Jam Session, which takes place each year the evening before the Grammys.
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - About The Roots | NBC Official Site 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Every year, there is always a heavy emphasis on music from marching bands, Broadway stars and rock groups alike, and this year's is no different.
  • Search results for \"the roots\" » MTV Newsroom 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC newsroom.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ The yuletide jam was originally performed on Saturday Night Live years ago by Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz, Chris Kattan, and Tracy Morgan.
  • The Roots » MTV Buzzworthy Blog 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC buzzworthy.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Roots Jam Session, produced by Okayplayer, Goodtime Girl Entertainment and Keldof, has been attended by everyone from Jay-Z, Beyoncé Knowles and Tom Cruise to Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven and Prince with impromptu performances from Snoop Dogg and Corrine Bailey Rae to Queen Latifah, Matisyahu, Fall Out Boy and Dave Chappelle.^ During Jay-Z's brief four-minute appearance, Dave Chappelle touched my shoulder and said, "Excuse me."
  • The Roots & Company @ Radio City Music Hall: Jay-Z Appeared, What More Can I Say? - Music Snobbery 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC www.musicsnobbery.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The simple definition of Batucada would be a percussion jam session, but that doesn't begin to describe the awesome power a tight ensemble is capable of producing.

^ Hip-Hop band The Roots have announced that they are re-launching their annual Jam Session this year in Los Angeles.
  • The Roots News - Topix 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]
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.Billed as The Roots, Questlove, Kirk and Owen made an appearance on The Colbert Report on April 15, 2008 when Stephen Colbert spent a week in Philadelphia prior to the 2008 Pennsylvania Democratic primary.^ More » Cult hip-hop band the Roots struggle at new label Reuters - Apr 27, 2008 Philadelphia's hip-hop collective the Roots are off to a rough start at their new label.
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^ Last night on The Colbert Report, The Roots gave a very, very awesome version of The Star Spangled Banner.

^ The Legendary Roots Crew, are an influential Grammy Award-winning American band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

.During the appearance, they performed the intro song to the show, and closed the episode with a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.^ They put a muzzle on Michelle during the closing months of the campaign.
  • Pajamas Media » The Roots of the Obamas’ Contempt 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ During the break in their performance, the musicians sifted through the poetry until they found one they could use for music.
  • Deep Roots in the News 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC www.deeproots.com [Source type: General]

^ A number of artists, including Feist and Stars , will perform during actual Olympic ceremonies.
  • Pitchfork: News 9 February 2010 17:13 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The song "Here I Come" was featured in the movies Superbad and Hancock.^ Likewise, "Take it There," which features Rahzel's famous beatboxing and the "Boom" sequel "Here I Come" will have fans throwing up their R's at concerts.
  • Game Theory by The Roots : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Here I Come (The big single from the album that made it into movies) 9.
  • Game Theory by The Roots : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

."Here I Come" is also featured in many video games including Project Gotham Racing 4.^ Likewise, "Take it There," which features Rahzel's famous beatboxing and the "Boom" sequel "Here I Come" will have fans throwing up their R's at concerts.
  • Game Theory by The Roots : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music 11 January 2010 0:14 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Here we find many elements that were later included in Gestalt therapy.
  • The Historical Roots of Gestalt Therapy Theory</c_title></em> <c_date>9 February 2010 17:13 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.gestalt.org/wulf.htm">www.gestalt.org</a> [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="118"><a href="#citable__118"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>H Y M N S NOTE: Many hymns are include among his songbooks listed above, and may not be included here.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>The Music of George Frederick Root (1820-1895)</c_title></em> <c_date>11 September 2009 10:010 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.pdmusic.org/root-gf.html">www.pdmusic.org</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <a name="citable__93" class="citable__local-anchor">.</a><span class='citationPopup' rel="93">The song "The Seed 2.0" featuring <a href="/Cody_ChesnuTT" title="Cody ChesnuTT" class="mw-redirect">Cody ChesnuTT</a> was featured in the movies <em><a href="/Collateral_(film)" title="Collateral (film)">Collateral</a></em> and <em><a href="/I_Think_I_Love_My_Wife" title="I Think I Love My Wife">I Think I Love My Wife</a></em>.</span><span class="citable__li" citable_id="93"><a href="#citable__93"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>And while animation was never my forte per se (see my brother for that one), I love a good animated story.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title> The New Roots Project </c_title></em> <c_date>11 January 2010 0:14 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://newrootsproject.limespot.com/">newrootsproject.limespot.com</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="93"><a href="#citable__93"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>They didn’t want to laugh at our Haikus about KISS. But after the movie, people shook my hand and said “Thank you for doing this.” I loved that!</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title> The New Roots Project </c_title></em> <c_date>11 January 2010 0:14 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://newrootsproject.limespot.com/categories/72">newrootsproject.limespot.com</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <a name="citable__7" class="citable__local-anchor">.</a><span class='citationPopup' rel="7">The song "Don't Say Nuthin" was featured in the first season episode, "Busey And The Beach" of HBO's <em><a href="/Entourage_(TV_series)" title="Entourage (TV series)">Entourage</a></em>.</span><span class="citable__li" citable_id="7"><a href="#citable__7"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>And they'll request a song and I'll say, "No, that song wasn't out at that time," and they're like, "I don't care.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>Talking to The Roots' Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson: The LP version: The past and the future of hip hop and American politics: Music: Feature</c_title></em> <c_date>11 January 2010 0:14 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A183502">www.indyweek.com</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="7"><a href="#citable__7"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>Don't Ease Me In , a few songs later, could be seen as the first set closer.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>The Music Box: The Roots of the Grateful Dead (Album Review and Historical Analysis)</c_title></em> <c_date>11 January 2010 0:14 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.musicbox-online.com/gd-roots.html">www.musicbox-online.com</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="7"><a href="#citable__7"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>View In iTunes 20 Don't Say Nuthin - Single View In iTunes 1 2 Top Songs .</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>The Roots - Download The Roots Music on iTunes</c_title></em> <c_date>11 January 2010 0:14 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-roots/id43680">itunes.apple.com</a> [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> </div> <div style="margin: 1.12em 0; display:block">They have also performed on the popular kids show <em><a href="/Yo_Gabba_Gabba" title="Yo Gabba Gabba" class="mw-redirect">Yo Gabba Gabba</a></em>, singing "Lovely, Love My Family" in 2008.</div> <div style="margin: 1.12em 0; display:block"><a name="citable__110" class="citable__local-anchor">.</a><span class='citationPopup' rel="110">In March 2009, The Roots became the new official house band on <em><a href="/Late_Night_with_Jimmy_Fallon" title="Late Night with Jimmy Fallon">Late Night with Jimmy Fallon</a></em>, with "Here I Come" as the show's theme.</span><span class="citable__li" citable_id="110"><a href="#citable__110"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>Might’ve even before The Roots became the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon .</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>100 BANDS in 100 DAYS » The Roots</c_title></em> <c_date>9 February 2010 17:13 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.100bandsin100days.com/?tag=the-roots">www.100bandsin100days.com</a> [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="110"><a href="#citable__110"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>Jimmy Fallon's house band, the Roots, is one reason the show is a must-see .</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>The Roots: Concerts and Music Events on washingtonpost.com</c_title></em> <c_date>9 February 2010 17:13 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/music-events/the-roots,1090489.html">www.washingtonpost.com</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="110"><a href="#citable__110"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>Posted by Jozen Cummings Tags Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Questlove the Roots When television historians look back on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” they will likely agree on one thing: hiring the hip hop group The Roots to be the house band was a genius move.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>the Roots - Speakeasy - WSJ</c_title></em> <c_date>11 January 2010 0:14 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/tag/the-roots/">blogs.wsj.com</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> </div> <div style="margin: 1.12em 0; display:block"><a name="citable__11" class="citable__local-anchor">.</a><span class='citationPopup' rel="11">The Roots host an annual all day music festival in Philadelphia, PA every June.</span><span class="citable__li" citable_id="11"><a href="#citable__11"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>The next day, the Canadian Film Centre had a BBQ for nearly 1,000 festival guests, hosted by film director Norman Jewison .</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>Roots - The Source</c_title></em> <c_date>9 February 2010 17:13 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.roots.com/blog/">www.roots.com</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="11"><a href="#citable__11"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>Regardless, I think people who respect hip hop and respect The Roots’ music know that they wouldn’t be what they are without Tariq, and that most MC’s couldn’t do what he does every day on the best day of their lives.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>XXLmag.com - » The Roots The Paybacks</c_title></em> <c_date>9 February 2010 17:13 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=3920">www.xxlmag.com</a> [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="11"><a href="#citable__11"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>June: Roots hosts evening at Head Office to raise funds for Art Gallery of Ontario.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>Roots - The Source</c_title></em> <c_date>9 February 2010 17:13 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.roots.com/blog/">www.roots.com</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> </div> <div style="margin: 1.12em 0; display:block"><a name="citable__84" class="citable__local-anchor">.</a><span class='citationPopup' rel="84">The Roots are also featured on the <em><a href="/Men_in_Black_(film)" title="Men in Black (film)">Men in Black</a> Original Soundtrack</em> (1997) with the song "The Notic" with neo-soul singer <a href="/D%27Angelo" title="D'Angelo">D'Angelo</a>.</span><span class="citable__li" citable_id="84"><a href="#citable__84"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>The neo-soul Roots of ‘99 is competing with the free jazz Roots of 2002 is competing with the hard underground backpackers of ‘96 now competing with the more politically charged Roots of 2008.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>The Roots Open Ears with Their New Album: Vanity Fair | Vanity Fair</c_title></em> <c_date>11 January 2010 0:14 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/ontheweb/blogs/daily/2008/04/the-roots-open.html">www.vanityfair.com</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="84"><a href="#citable__84"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>Agostinho dos Santos (who sang on the soundtrack to "Black Orpheus") submitted three of Milton's songs to the TV Excelsior competition in 1967.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>The Roots of Brasil</c_title></em> <c_date>11 January 2010 0:14 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.rootsworld.com/brazil/brazil-roots-body.html">www.rootsworld.com</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="84"><a href="#citable__84"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>As an added bonus, here's some video of Julian Casablancas performing the song on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon , with original performers Sanz and Fallon, as well as The Roots !</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>The Roots » MTV Buzzworthy Blog</c_title></em> <c_date>9 February 2010 17:13 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/tag/the-roots">buzzworthy.mtv.com</a> [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> </div> <div style="margin: 1.12em 0; display:block">On October 24, 2009, The Roots performed on the Middlebury College campus.</div> <div style="margin: 1.12em 0; display:block"><a name="citable__140" class="citable__local-anchor">.</a><span class='citationPopup' rel="140">On November 7, 2009, the Roots performed on campus at Tulane University.</span><span class="citable__li" citable_id="140"><a href="#citable__140"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>KTL November 11, 2009 2:49 PM Most people with political science PhDs become college/university professors.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title> The Roots of Discrimination - Megan McArdle </c_title></em> <c_date>11 January 2010 0:14 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://meganmcardle.theatlantic.com/archives/2009/11/the_roots_of_discrimination.php">meganmcardle.theatlantic.com</a> [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="140"><a href="#citable__140"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>(Replying to: anirprof ) November 11, 2009 1:29 PM "Most people with political science PhDs become college/university professors."</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title> The Roots of Discrimination - Megan McArdle </c_title></em> <c_date>11 January 2010 0:14 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://meganmcardle.theatlantic.com/archives/2009/11/the_roots_of_discrimination.php">meganmcardle.theatlantic.com</a> [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="140"><a href="#citable__140"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>(Replying to: market karma ) November 11, 2009 12:58 PM Most people with political science PhDs become college/university professors.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title> The Roots of Discrimination - Megan McArdle </c_title></em> <c_date>11 January 2010 0:14 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://meganmcardle.theatlantic.com/archives/2009/11/the_roots_of_discrimination.php">meganmcardle.theatlantic.com</a> [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> </div> <div style="margin: 1.12em 0; display:block"><a name="citable__58" class="citable__local-anchor">.</a><span class='citationPopup' rel="58">The Roots played February 25, 2010 at the Victory Ceremonies in Whistler, BC during the 2010 Winter Olympics.</span><span class="citable__li" citable_id="58"><a href="#citable__58"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>Jan.: Roots releases official collection for Canadian Speedskating Team whose members excel at Winter Olympics the next month.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>Roots - The Source</c_title></em> <c_date>9 February 2010 17:13 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.roots.com/blog/">www.roots.com</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="58"><a href="#citable__58"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>NBC’s Today Show announced live from Torino that the Roots Team USA beret was voted the trendiest, must-have Olympic item at the Winter Games.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>Roots - The Source</c_title></em> <c_date>9 February 2010 17:13 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.roots.com/blog/">www.roots.com</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> <span class="citable__li" citable_id="58"><a href="#citable__58"><strong>^</strong></a> <c_txt>The overhaul of the Roots website is a work in progress that will be completed during the winter.</c_txt><div style="padding-left: 10px"><small><c_src><ul><li> <em><c_title>Roots - The Source</c_title></em> <c_date>9 February 2010 17:13 UTC</c_date> <a href="http://www.roots.com/blog/">www.roots.com</a> [Source type: General]</li></ul></c_src></small></div><br></span> </div> <h2><span class="mw-headline" id="wikipedia_Awards">Awards</span></h2> <ul> <li>Grammy Awards <ul> <li><strong>1999: Won for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "You Got Me" (featuring Erykah Badu and Eve)</strong></li> <li>2002: Nominated for Best Rap Album for <em>Phrenology</em></li> <li>2004: Nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for "Star"</li> <li>2004: Nominated for Best Rap Performance By a Duo/Group for "Don't Say Nuthin'"</li> <li>2007: Nominated for Best Rap Album for <em>Game Theory</em></li> <li>2007: Nominated for Best Rap Performance By a Duo/Group for "Don't Feel Right"</li> </ul> </li> <li>MTV Video Music Awards <ul> <li>2003: Nominated for MTV2 award for "The Seed 2.0"</li> </ul> </li> <li>mtvU Woodie Awards <ul> <li>2004: Nominated for Road Woodie and Welcome Back Woodie</li> </ul> </li> <li>BET Awards <ul> <li>2005: Nominated for Best Group</li> <li>2009: Nominated for Best Group</li> </ul> </li> <li>NAACP Image Awards <ul> <li>2005: Nominated for Outstanding Duo or Group</li> <li><strong>2007: Won for Outstanding Duo or Group</strong></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Named one of the "twenty greatest live acts in the world" by <em><a href="/Rolling_Stone" title="Rolling Stone">Rolling Stone</a></em>, 2003</li> <li>Won a "Heroes Award" from the Philadelphia chapter of the Recording Academy, 2004</li> <li>First Hip-Hop group to perform at Lincoln Center in January, 2002</li> <li>Won Max Stevenson International Hip-Hop Award for <em>Game Theory</em> album, 2007</li> </ul> <h2><span class="mw-headline" id="wikipedia_Discography">Discography</span></h2> <div class="rellink relarticle mainarticle">Main article: <a href="/The_Roots_discography" title="The Roots discography">The Roots discography</a></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" class="multicol" style="background:transparent; width:100%;"> <tr> <td width="50%" align="left" valign="top"> <dl> <dt>Studio albums</dt> </dl> <ul> <li>1993: <em><a href="/Organix" title="Organix">Organix</a></em></li> <li>1994: <em><a href="/From_the_Ground_Up_(Roots_EP)" title="From the Ground Up (Roots EP)" class="mw-redirect">From the Ground Up</a></em> <em>(EP)</em></li> <li>1995: <em><a href="/Do_You_Want_More%3F!!!%3F%3F!" title="Do You Want More?!!!??!">Do You Want More?!!!??!</a></em></li> <li>1996: <em><a href="/Illadelph_Halflife" title="Illadelph Halflife">Illadelph Halflife</a></em></li> <li>1999: <em><a href="/Things_Fall_Apart_(album)" title="Things Fall Apart (album)">Things Fall Apart</a></em></li> <li>1999: <em><a href="/The_Legendary" title="The Legendary">The Legendary</a></em> <em>(EP)</em></li> <li>2002: <em><a href="/Phrenology_(album)" title="Phrenology (album)">Phrenology</a></em></li> <li>2004: <em><a href="/The_Tipping_Point_(album)" title="The Tipping Point (album)">The Tipping Point</a></em></li> <li>2006: <em><a href="/Game_Theory_(album)" title="Game Theory (album)">Game Theory</a></em></li> <li>2008: <em><a href="/Rising_Down" title="Rising Down">Rising Down</a></em></li> <li>2010: <em><a href="/How_I_Got_Over_(album)" title="How I Got Over (album)">How I Got Over</a></em> (<em>to be released</em>)</li> </ul> </td> <td width="50%" align="left" valign="top"> <dl> <dt>Live albums</dt> </dl> <ul> <li>1999: <em><a href="/The_Roots_Come_Alive" title="The Roots Come Alive">The Roots Come Alive</a></em></li> <li>2001: <em>Jay-Z: Unplugged</em></li> </ul> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><span class="mw-headline" id="wikipedia_References">References</span></h2> <div class="references-small"> <ol class="references"> <li id="wikipedia_cite_note_amg_0">^ <a href="#cite_ref-amg_0-0"><sup><em><strong>a</strong></em></sup></a> <a href="#cite_ref-amg_0-1"><sup><em><strong>b</strong></em></sup></a> <a href="#cite_ref-amg_0-2"><sup><em><strong>c</strong></em></sup></a> <a href="#cite_ref-amg_0-3"><sup><em><strong>d</strong></em></sup></a> <a href="#cite_ref-amg_0-4"><sup><em><strong>e</strong></em></sup></a> <a href="#cite_ref-amg_0-5"><sup><em><strong>f</strong></em></sup></a> <a href="#cite_ref-amg_0-6"><sup><em><strong>g</strong></em></sup></a> <span class="citation web">Bush, John (2008). <a href="http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:dvfexqugldae~T1" class="external text" rel="nofollow">"The Roots - Biography"</a>. <em>Allmusic</em><span class="printonly">. <a href="http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:dvfexqugldae~T1" class="external free" rel="nofollow">http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:dvfexqugldae~T1</a></span><span class="reference-accessdate">. Retrieved 2009-03-03</span>.</span><span class="Z3988" title="ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Abook&rft.genre=bookitem&rft.btitle=The+Roots+-+Biography&rft.atitle=Allmusic&rft.aulast=Bush&rft.aufirst=John&rft.au=Bush%2C%26%2332%3BJohn&rft.date=2008&rft_id=http%3A%2F%2Fallmusic.com%2Fcg%2Famg.dll%3Fp%3Damg%26sql%3D11%3Advfexqugldae%7ET1&rfr_id=info:sid/en.wikipedia.org:The_Roots"><span style="display: none;"> </span></span></li> <li id="wikipedia_cite_note_Gibson_1"><strong><a href="#cite_ref-Gibson_1-0">^</a></strong> <span class="citation web"><a href="http://www.gibson.com/allaccessfeatures.aspx?aliaspath=/zTrash/AllAccess/Gibson%20Salutes%20Black%20Histo%20(5)" class="external text" rel="nofollow">"Gibson Salutes Black History Month - The Roots"</a>. Gibson. 2007-02-14<span class="printonly">. <a href="http://www.gibson.com/allaccessfeatures.aspx?aliaspath=/zTrash/AllAccess/Gibson%20Salutes%20Black%20Histo%20(5)" class="external free" rel="nofollow">http://www.gibson.com/allaccessfeatures.aspx?aliaspath=/zTrash/AllAccess/Gibson%20Salutes%20Black%20Histo%20(5)</a></span><span class="reference-accessdate">. Retrieved 2009-03-15</span>.</span><span class="Z3988" title="ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Abook&rft.genre=bookitem&rft.btitle=Gibson+Salutes+Black+History+Month+-+The+Roots&rft.atitle=&rft.date=2007-02-14&rft.pub=Gibson&rft_id=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gibson.com%2Fallaccessfeatures.aspx%3Faliaspath%3D%2FzTrash%2FAllAccess%2FGibson%2520Salutes%2520Black%2520Histo%2520%285%29&rfr_id=info:sid/en.wikipedia.org:The_Roots"><span style="display: none;"> </span></span></li> <li id="wikipedia_cite_note_2"><strong><a href="#cite_ref-2">^</a></strong> <span class="citation news"><a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1433815/19970107/roots.jhtml" class="external text" rel="nofollow">"Roots Take A Swing At Video Cliches"</a>. MTV News. 1997-01-07<span class="printonly">. <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1433815/19970107/roots.jhtml" class="external free" rel="nofollow">http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1433815/19970107/roots.jhtml</a></span><span class="reference-accessdate">. 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Knuckles">F. Knuckles</a></strong> ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><strong><a href="/Kamal_Gray" title="Kamal Gray">Kamal Gray</a></strong> ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><strong><a href="/Questlove" title="Questlove">Questlove</a></strong></span><br /> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><a href="/Hub_(bassist)" title="Hub (bassist)">Hub</a> ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><a href="/Ben_Kenney" title="Ben Kenney">Ben Kenney</a> ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><a href="/Malik_B" title="Malik B" class="mw-redirect">Malik B</a> ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><a href="/Rahzel" title="Rahzel">Rahzel</a> ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><a href="/Martin_Luther_McCoy" title="Martin Luther McCoy">Martin Luther</a> ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><a href="/Dice_Raw" title="Dice Raw">Dice Raw</a> ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><a href="/Scratch_(musician)" title="Scratch (musician)">Scratch</a> ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><a href="/Scott_Storch" title="Scott Storch">Scott Storch</a></span></td> </tr> <tr style="height:2px;"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";background: #EEEEEE;;">Studio albums</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-odd"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><span style="white-space:nowrap;"><em><a href="/Organix" title="Organix">Organix</a></em> (1993) ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><em><a href="/Do_You_Want_More%3F!!!%3F%3F!" title="Do You Want More?!!!??!">Do You Want More?!!!??!</a></em> (1995) ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><em><a href="/Illadelph_Halflife" title="Illadelph Halflife">Illadelph Halflife</a></em> (1996) ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><em><a href="/Things_Fall_Apart_(album)" title="Things Fall Apart (album)">Things Fall Apart</a></em> (1999) ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><em><a href="/Phrenology_(album)" title="Phrenology (album)">Phrenology</a></em> (2002) ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><em><a href="/The_Tipping_Point_(album)" title="The Tipping Point (album)">The Tipping Point</a></em> (2004) ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><em><a href="/Game_Theory_(album)" title="Game Theory (album)">Game Theory</a></em> (2006) ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><em><a href="/Rising_Down" title="Rising Down">Rising Down</a></em> (2008) ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><em><a href="/How_I_Got_Over_(album)" title="How I Got Over (album)">How I Got Over</a></em> (2010)</span></div> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:2px"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";background: #EEEEEE;;">Live albums</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-even"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><span style="white-space:nowrap;"><em><a href="/The_Roots_Come_Alive" title="The Roots Come Alive">The Roots Come Alive</a></em> (1999) ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><em>Jay-Z: Unplugged</em> (2001)</span></div> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:2px"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";background: #EEEEEE;;">Songs</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-odd"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><span style="white-space:nowrap;">"<a href="/The_Next_Movement" title="The Next Movement">The Next Movement</a>" (1999) ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;">"<a href="/You_Got_Me_(song)" title="You Got Me (song)">You Got Me</a>" (1999) ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;">"<a href="/The_Seed_(2.0)" title="The Seed (2.0)">The Seed (2.0)</a>" (2002)</span></div> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:2px"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";background: #EEEEEE;;">EPs</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-even"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><span style="white-space:nowrap;"><em><a href="/From_the_Ground_Up_(Roots_EP)" title="From the Ground Up (Roots EP)" class="mw-redirect">From the Ground Up</a></em> (1994) ·</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap;"><em><a href="/The_Legendary" title="The Legendary">The Legendary</a></em> (1999)</span></div> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:2px"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";background: #EEEEEE;;">Related articles</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-odd"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><a href="/The_Roots_discography" title="The Roots discography">Discography</a> · <em><a href="/Late_Night_with_Jimmy_Fallon" title="Late Night with Jimmy Fallon">Late Night with Jimmy Fallon</a></em></div> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table class="navbox" cellspacing="0" style=";"> <tr> <td style="padding:2px;"> <table cellspacing="0" class="nowraplinks collapsible autocollapse" style="width:100%;background:transparent;color:inherit;;"> <tr> <th style=";background: #d3d3d3;" colspan="2" class="navbox-title"><span class="" style="font-size:110%;"><a href="/Soulquarians" title="Soulquarians">Soulquarians</a></span></th> </tr> <tr style="height:2px;"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";background: #EEEEEE;;">Groups</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-odd"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Black_Star_(hip_hop_group)" title="Black Star (hip hop group)">Black Star</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Reflection_Eternal" title="Reflection Eternal">Reflection Eternal</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Slum_Village" title="Slum Village">Slum Village</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/The_Randy_Watson_Experience" title="The Randy Watson Experience">The Randy Watson Experience</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><strong class="selflink">The Roots</strong></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:2px"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";background: #EEEEEE;;">Members</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-even"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Questlove" title="Questlove">Questlove</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Bilal_Oliver" title="Bilal Oliver">Bilal</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Common_(rapper)" title="Common (rapper)" class="mw-redirect">Common</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/D%27Angelo" title="D'Angelo">D'Angelo</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Erykah_Badu" title="Erykah Badu">Erykah Badu</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/J_Dilla" title="J Dilla">J Dilla</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/James_Poyser" title="James Poyser">James Poyser</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Mos_Def" title="Mos Def">Mos Def</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Q-Tip_(rapper)" title="Q-Tip (rapper)">Q-Tip</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Talib_Kweli" title="Talib Kweli">Talib Kweli</a></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:2px"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";background: #EEEEEE;;">Albums</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-odd"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><span style="white-space:nowrap"><em><a href="/Things_Fall_Apart_(album)" title="Things Fall Apart (album)">Things Fall Apart</a></em> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><em><a href="/Voodoo_(D%27Angelo_album)" title="Voodoo (D'Angelo album)">Voodoo</a></em> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><em><a href="/Like_Water_for_Chocolate_(album)" title="Like Water for Chocolate (album)">Like Water for Chocolate</a></em> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><em><a href="/Mama%27s_Gun" title="Mama's Gun">Mama's Gun</a></em> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><em><a href="/1st_Born_Second" title="1st Born Second">1st Born Second</a></em> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><em><a href="/Phrenology_(album)" title="Phrenology (album)">Phrenology</a></em> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><em><a href="/Electric_Circus_(album)" title="Electric Circus (album)">Electric Circus</a></em></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:2px"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";background: #EEEEEE;;">See also</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-even"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Native_Tongues_Posse" title="Native Tongues Posse" class="mw-redirect">Native Tongues Posse</a> |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/The_Philadelphia_Experiment_(album)" title="The Philadelphia Experiment (album)">The Philadelphia Experiment</a>  |</span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/The_Ummah" title="The Ummah">The Ummah</a></span></div> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table class="navbox" cellspacing="0" style=";"> <tr> <td style="padding:2px;"> <table cellspacing="0" class="nowraplinks collapsible autocollapse" style="width:100%;background:transparent;color:inherit;;"> <tr> <th style=";" colspan="2" class="navbox-title"><span class="" style="font-size:110%;"><em><a href="/Late_Night_(NBC)" title="Late Night (NBC)">Late Night</a></em></span></th> </tr> <tr style="height:2px;"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-abovebelow" style=";" colspan="2"><em><a href="/Late_Night_with_David_Letterman" title="Late Night with David Letterman">Late Night with David Letterman</a></em> <strong>·</strong> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><em><a href="/Late_Night_with_Conan_O%27Brien" title="Late Night with Conan O'Brien">Late Night with Conan O'Brien</a></em> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><em><a href="/Late_Night_with_Jimmy_Fallon" title="Late Night with Jimmy Fallon">Late Night with Jimmy Fallon</a></em> <small>(<a href="/List_of_Late_Night_with_Jimmy_Fallon_episodes" title="List of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon episodes">episodes</a>)</small></span></td> </tr> <tr style="height:2px;"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";;">Hosts</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-odd"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><a href="/David_Letterman" title="David Letterman">David Letterman</a> <strong>·</strong> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Conan_O%27Brien" title="Conan O'Brien">Conan O'Brien</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Jimmy_Fallon" title="Jimmy Fallon">Jimmy Fallon</a></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:2px"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";;">Announcers/sidekicks</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-even"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><a href="/Bill_Wendell" title="Bill Wendell">Bill Wendell</a> <strong>·</strong> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Joel_Godard" title="Joel Godard">Joel Godard</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Andy_Richter" title="Andy Richter">Andy Richter</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Steve_Higgins" title="Steve Higgins">Steve Higgins</a></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:2px"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";;">Music</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-odd"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><a href="/Paul_Shaffer" title="Paul Shaffer">Paul Shaffer</a> and the <a href="/CBS_Orchestra" title="CBS Orchestra">CBS Orchestra</a>  <strong>·</strong> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Max_Weinberg_and_The_Tonight_Show_Band" title="Max Weinberg and The Tonight Show Band">The Max Weinberg 7</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><strong class="selflink">The Roots</strong></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:2px"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";;">Sketches</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-even"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><a href="/List_of_David_Letterman_sketches" title="List of David Letterman sketches">David Letterman's sketches</a> <strong>·</strong> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/List_of_Late_Night_with_Conan_O%27Brien_sketches" title="List of Late Night with Conan O'Brien sketches">Conan O'Brien's sketches</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/List_of_sketches_from_Late_Night_with_Jimmy_Fallon" title="List of sketches from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon">Jimmy Fallon's sketches</a></span></div> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:2px"> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="navbox-group" style=";;">See also</td> <td style="text-align:left;border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px;;;" class="navbox-list navbox-odd"> <div style="padding:0em 0.25em"><a href="/Late_Show_Top_Ten_List" title="Late Show Top Ten List">Top Ten List</a> <strong>·</strong> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Stupid_Pet_Tricks" title="Stupid Pet Tricks">Stupid Pet Tricks</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Pale_Force" title="Pale Force">Pale Force</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Triumph,_the_Insult_Comic_Dog" title="Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog">Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Who_Made_Huckabee%3F" title="Who Made Huckabee?">Who Made Huckabee?</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><em><a href="/The_Tonight_Show" title="The Tonight Show">The Tonight Show</a></em> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap">"<a href="/Tracy_Does_Conan" title="Tracy Does Conan">Tracy Does Conan</a>" <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/2010_Tonight_Show_conflict" title="2010 Tonight Show conflict">2010 <em>Tonight Show</em> host and timeslot conflict</a></span></div> </td> </tr> 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class="mw-redirect">Brutha</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Chrisette_Michele" title="Chrisette Michele">Chrisette Michele</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/The-Dream" title="The-Dream">The-Dream</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Electrik_Red" title="Electrik Red">Electrik Red</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Fabolous" title="Fabolous">Fabolous</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Fast_Life_Yungstaz" title="Fast Life Yungstaz">Fast Life Yungstaz</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Ghostface_Killah" title="Ghostface Killah">Ghostface Killah</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/I-20_(rapper)" title="I-20 (rapper)">I-20</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Jadakiss" title="Jadakiss">Jadakiss</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Jeremih" title="Jeremih">Jeremih</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Juelz_Santana" title="Juelz Santana">Juelz Santana</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Kanye_West" title="Kanye West">Kanye West</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Karina_Pasian" title="Karina Pasian">Karina</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Lil_Fate" title="Lil Fate">Lil Fate</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Lil_Ru" title="Lil Ru">Lil Ru</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Lil_Scrappy" title="Lil Scrappy">Lil Scrappy</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/LL_Cool_J" title="LL Cool J">LL Cool J</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a 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Knocc Out">B.G. Knocc Out</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Bobby_Valentino" title="Bobby Valentino">Bobby Valentino</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Boss_(rapper)" title="Boss (rapper)">Boss</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Black_Child" title="Black Child">Black Child</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Cam%27ron" title="Cam'ron">Cam'ron</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Capone-N-Noreaga" title="Capone-N-Noreaga">Capone-N-Noreaga</a>  <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Case_(singer)" title="Case (singer)">Case</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Chingy" title="Chingy">Chingy</a> <strong>·</strong></span> <span style="white-space:nowrap"><a href="/Christina_Milian" title="Christina Milian">Christina Milian</a> <strong>·</strong></span> 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src="images/external_links_revision_history/tick-green-8x11.gif" align="bottom" title = "This page is marked authoritative because it has been included for <B>100%</B> of the life of the Wikipedia article."> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.theroots.com" title="<A HREF=http://www.theroots.com>http://www.theroots.com</A>">Official Webpage</a> - The Roots. How I Got Over. October 20, 2009. Def Jam.</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/tick-green-8x11.gif" align="bottom" title = "This page is marked authoritative because it has been included for <B>89%</B> of the life of the Wikipedia article."> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.okayplayer.com" title="<TABLE STYLE='font-size: 12;'><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>•</TD><TD>The <B>Roots</B> head down the shore to play Atlantic City's Borgata, along with many other new <B>Roots</B> tour dates!</TD></TR><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>&bull</TD><TD>Re-live The <B>Roots</B> 2nd Annual Picnic through these amazing photos by TONE.</TD></TR><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>&bull</TD><TD>There's no truth to the "The <B>Roots</B>' are retiring" rumor.</TD></TR></TABLE><BR><A HREF=http://www.okayplayer.com>http://www.okayplayer.com</A>">OkayPlayer.com</a> - okayplayer - Hip Hop Music, Reviews, News, Interviews, Blogs and Discussion Board - Home.</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/tick-green-8x11.gif" align="bottom" title = "This page is marked authoritative because it has been included for <B>63%</B> of the life of the Wikipedia article."> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:79811vg8zzxa~T1" title="<TABLE STYLE='font-size: 12;'><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>•</TD><TD>Though popular success has largely eluded the <B>Roots</B>, the Philadelphia group showed the way for live rap, building on Stetsasonic's "hip-hop band" philosophy of the mid-'80s by focusing on live instrumentation at their concerts and in the studio.</TD></TR><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>&bull</TD><TD>Though their album works have been inconsistent affairs, more intent on building grooves than pushing songs, the <B>Roots</B>' live shows are among the best in the business.</TD></TR><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>&bull</TD><TD>The <B>Roots</B>' focus on live music began back in 1987 when rapper Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) and drummer ?uestlove (Ahmir Khalib Thompson) became friends at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts.</TD></TR></TABLE><BR><A HREF=http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:79811vg8zzxa~T1>http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:79811vg8zzxa~T1</A>">The Roots at www.Allmusic.com</a> - allmusic ((( The Roots > Biography )))</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.rahzel.info" title="A former member of The <B>Roots</B><br><br><A HREF=http://www.rahzel.info>http://www.rahzel.info</A>">Rahzel</a></td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://rap.about.com/od/intervie2/a/RootsInterview_2.htm" title="<TABLE STYLE='font-size: 12;'><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>•</TD><TD>No one ever cares about how hard The <B>Roots</B> worked on their album or whatever.</TD></TR><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>&bull</TD><TD>There are some people that are totally into classic hip-hop like "yo f**k the esoteric nature of the group and the musicianship." There are people that totally ignore Tariq and are into the band aspect of The <B>Roots</B>, and care less about hip-hop aesthetics, you know.</TD></TR></TABLE><BR><A HREF=http://rap.about.com/od/intervie2/a/RootsInterview_2.htm>http://rap.about.com/od/intervie2/a/RootsInterview_2.htm</A>">?uestlove Game Theory Interview</a> - The Roots Interview - Interview with ?uestlove of the Roots</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www4.islanddefjam.com/media/theroots/retrospective.html" title="<A HREF=http://www4.islanddefjam.com/media/theroots/retrospective.html>http://www4.islanddefjam.com/media/theroots/retrospective.html</A>">Retrospective of The Roots @ DefJam</a> - The Legendary Roots Crew: A Retrospective</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.therootslive.com" title="Free Live Performance Videos/MP3's<br><br><A HREF=http://www.therootslive.com>http://www.therootslive.com</A>">Free Live Performance Videos/MP3's @ TheRootsLive.com</a> - TheRootsLive.com // The Official Live Show Archive of The Legendary Roots Crew</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.petaworld.com/roots.asp" title="<TABLE STYLE='font-size: 12;'><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>•</TD><TD>Now, The <B>Roots</B> have carried their trademark anti-violence message from the mean streets to the dinner table in a new ad for PETA.</TD></TR><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>&bull</TD><TD>The <B>Roots</B> chowed down on vegan Philly cheese steaks as soon as they were served and took home a bagful of extras.</TD></TR></TABLE><BR><A HREF=http://www.petaworld.com/roots.asp>http://www.petaworld.com/roots.asp</A>">The Roots PETA article</a> - peta2 // Out There // The Roots: Stop the Violence</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://ohhla.com/YFA_roots.html" title="<A HREF=http://ohhla.com/YFA_roots.html>http://ohhla.com/YFA_roots.html</A>">OHHLA.COM - Favorite Artists: The Roots</a> - The Original Hip-Hop (Rap) Lyrics Archive Version 2.0 (Beta)</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.defjam.com/site/artist_home.php?artist_id=605" title="<TABLE STYLE='font-size: 12;'><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>•</TD><TD>Check out footage of The <B>Roots</B> peforming this week at Highline Ballroom.</TD></TR><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>&bull</TD><TD>Text THE<B>ROOTS</B> to 66937 for a free ringtone and updates from The <B>Roots</B>.</TD></TR></TABLE><BR><A HREF=http://www.defjam.com/site/artist_home.php?artist_id=605>http://www.defjam.com/site/artist_home.php?artist_id=605</A>">The Roots' Official Website</a> - Island Def Jam</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.thaformula.com/black_thought_of_the_roots_perception_thaformula_music.html" title="<TABLE STYLE='font-size: 12;'><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>•</TD><TD>If I'm gonna call it "The <B>Roots</B>" then it's gonna count.</TD></TR><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>&bull</TD><TD>At that point in the game we (The <B>Roots</B>) weren't using a lot of outside producers.</TD></TR><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>&bull</TD><TD>If I get Questlove to do it then it's "The <B>Roots</B>." That's just how it is.</TD></TR></TABLE><BR><A HREF=http://www.thaformula.com/black_thought_of_the_roots_perception_thaformula_music.html>http://www.thaformula.com/black_thought_of_the_roots_perception_thaformula_music.html</A>">World's Best Source For That Ol' Boom Bap</a></td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.blender.com/TheRootsLollapalooza2007/video/4528.aspx?src=jb252" title="<A HREF=http://www.blender.com/TheRootsLollapalooza2007/video/4528.aspx?src=jb252>http://www.blender.com/TheRootsLollapalooza2007/video/4528.aspx?src=jb252</A>">Lollapalooza 2007 Live Performance Video</a> - The Roots: Lollapalooza 2007 - Blender</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.crowdedserpents.com" title="<A HREF=http://www.crowdedserpents.com>http://www.crowdedserpents.com</A>">John-John (appears on "Baby" and "Livin' in the New World")</a></td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/TUTORS.9.0.html?act_session=190" title="Besides a pivotal role in the Soulquarians, not to mention the broader Philly scene, ?uestlove co-founded The <B>Roots</B>, who rejuvenated hip hop in an instrumental flurry that flits effortlessly between jazz, funk, rock and reggae - even disco.<br><br><A HREF=http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/TUTORS.9.0.html?act_session=190>http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/TUTORS.9.0.html?act_session=190</A>">?uestlove RBMA video lecture session Pt.2</a> - Red Bull Music Academy - Video Archive - ?uestlove</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/TUTORS.9.0.html?act_session=191" title="Besides a pivotal role in the Soulquarians, not to mention the broader Philly scene, ?uestlove co-founded The <B>Roots</B>, who rejuvenated hip hop in an instrumental flurry that flits effortlessly between jazz, funk, rock and reggae - even disco.<br><br><A HREF=http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/TUTORS.9.0.html?act_session=191>http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/TUTORS.9.0.html?act_session=191</A>">?uestlove RBMA video lecture session Pt.3</a> - Red Bull Music Academy - Video Archive - ?uestlove</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/TUTORS.9.0.html?act_session=189" title="Besides a pivotal role in the Soulquarians, not to mention the broader Philly scene, ?uestlove co-founded The <B>Roots</B>, who rejuvenated hip hop in an instrumental flurry that flits effortlessly between jazz, funk, rock and reggae - even disco.<br><br><A HREF=http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/TUTORS.9.0.html?act_session=189>http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/TUTORS.9.0.html?act_session=189</A>">?uestlove RBMA video lecture session Pt.1</a> - Red Bull Music Academy - Video Archive - ?uestlove</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.bandnews.org/band/Roots,%20The" title="The <B>Roots</B>, Common and Redman are scheduled to appear on the NBA 2K6 soundtrack, make in-game appearances while the Philadelphia band is slated to hit the road on the 2K Sports' Bounce...<br><br><A HREF=http://www.bandnews.org/band/Roots,%20The>http://www.bandnews.org/band/Roots,%20The</A>">The Roots Bandnews</a> - The Roots News | Bandnews.org - Live from the Web | Search & Read official Music News - Band Directory - Archive</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=597978" title="Meanwhile, FOB singer Patrick Stump will appear on The <B>Roots</B>' 10th album, Rising Down, which is tentatively due in April.<br><br><A HREF=http://fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=597978>http://fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=597978</A>">FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!</a></td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE57E1CD34AAB7E20CC9D2B50DAB766F00BDF51FEAE192D4B5CD0FB3247801165F14EF09E98EDA639B266A8E02CA45A0A9FC3E453FBD6643A2DED93&uid=MIW030506072157&sql=11:79811vg8zzxa~T1" title="<TABLE STYLE='font-size: 12;'><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>•</TD><TD>Though popular success has largely eluded the <B>Roots</B>, the Philadelphia group showed the way for live rap, building on Stetsasonic's "hip-hop band" philosophy of the mid-'80s by focusing on live instrumentation at their concerts and in the studio.</TD></TR><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>&bull</TD><TD>Though their album works have been inconsistent affairs, more intent on building grooves than pushing songs, the <B>Roots</B>' live shows are among the best in the business.</TD></TR><TR><TD VALIGN='TOP'>&bull</TD><TD>The <B>Roots</B>' focus on live music began back in 1987 when rapper Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) and drummer ?uestlove (Ahmir Khalib Thompson) became friends at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts.</TD></TR></TABLE><BR><A HREF=http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE57E1CD34AAB7E20CC9D2B50DAB766F00BDF51FEAE192D4B5CD0FB3247801165F14EF09E98EDA639B266A8E02CA45A0A9FC3E453FBD6643A2DED93&uid=MIW030506072157&sql=11:79811vg8zzxa~T1>http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE57E1CD34AAB7E20CC9D2B50DAB766F00BDF51FEAE192D4B5CD0FB3247801165F14EF09E98EDA639B266A8E02CA45A0A9FC3E453FBD6643A2DED93&uid=MIW030506072157&sql=11:79811vg8zzxa~T1</A>">The Roots at www.Allmusic.com</a> - allmusic ((( The Roots > Biography )))</td></tr></table> </div> </span><br/> <span class="fragment"> <div id="external_links_revision_history_fragments"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tr><td valign="top" nowrap bgcolor="white"><nobr><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/spacer.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"><img src="images/external_links_revision_history/square2-8x11.gif" align="bottom" width="8" height="11"> </nobr></td><td><a href="http://bandnews.org/band/Roots,%20The" title="The <B>Roots</B>, Common and Redman are scheduled to appear on the NBA 2K6 soundtrack, make in-game appearances while the Philadelphia band is slated to hit the road on the 2K Sports' Bounce...<br><br><A HREF=http://bandnews.org/band/Roots,%20The>http://bandnews.org/band/Roots,%20The</A>">The Roots Bandnews</a> - The Roots News | Bandnews.org - 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