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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Something Classic 4



The Roots is an American hip hop band formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Juestlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are famed for beginning with a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which still includes live instrumentals. Malik B., Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, and Josh Abrams were added to the band, originally called The Square Roots.

The Roots released an independently produced debut album, Organix, in 1993. In 1995, with the label DGC Records, the band released Do You Want More?!!!??!. Two guest performers on Do You Want More?!!!??!, Rahzel and Scott Storch joined the group. Soon after, however, Storch left the band and was replaced by Kamal Gray. Their next album, Illadelph Halflife, was released in 1996. With Illadelph Halflife the band again gained members in Scratch and Dice Raw. The band's next album, Things Fall Apart, was a breakthrough album in that it was their first album to break the top 10 of the Billboard 200 (peaking at 4). Also in 1999, the band released an EP, The Legendary, and a live album titled The Roots Come Alive. Rahzel, Dice Raw, and Malik B. all parted from the band for differing reasons. In 2000, guitarist Ben Kenney joined The Roots and would stay with the band through their next album, Phrenology, before leaving to join rock band Incubus. After Phrenonlogy, guest performer F. Knuckles became a permanent member and Captain Kirk Douglas replaced Kenney, while Scratch also decided to leave the group. The next album was 2004's The Tipping Point followed by Game Theory in 2006. During 2007, longtime member Leonard Hubbard decided to retire. He was replaced by Owen Biddle. Rising Down, the eighth studio album from The Roots, was released in 2008. Their next album, How I Got Over, was released on June 21, 2010.

They have collaborated with a wide range of artists from different genres, including Roy Ayers and Cody Chesnutt. The Roots have generated a great deal of critical acclaim and influenced numerous rap and R&B acts. On March 2, 2009, The Roots became the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

12 comments:

  1. The song is nice yet it doesn't sounds that much like hiphop to my hears!

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  2. Not sure I've heard this one before!

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  3. yeah this was a good one, B.I.G. was better though :)

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  4. More like easy listening hip hop. I like it, it tells a good story!

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  5. I'm probably one of the only people who's heard "Do You Want More?" but none of the new stuff.

    "Proceed" and "Distortion to Static" were my favs, but I think I assumed like many other 90's hip hop groups, they disappeared. Was shocked to find out they were still going strong.

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  6. The bass of this song is awesome. I got to check out more of their stuff :D

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  7. Great melody.

    I like the black and white video, it gives it a retro kind of look, but I the white balance is a little off.

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  8. I absolutely love the roots and I think they are just so perfect for late night jimmy (what an awesome house band!). follow'ed :)

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  9. Always been a fan of the roots. thanks for posting this.

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  10. Never heard this before but I like it!

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  11. nice information! favouriting this page =)

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