The Roots members

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Scott Storch

    Scott Storch


    Scott Spencer Storch (born December 16, 1973) is an American record producer. He produces hip hop music through his label, Storch Music Company. He also has his own music production company called Tuff Jew Productions LLC which is published by Reservoir Media Management.

  2. Tariq Trotter

    Tariq Trotter


    Tariq Luqmaan Trotter (born October 3, 1971), better known as Black Thought, is an American artist who is the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots, as well as an occasional actor. Black Thought, who co-founded The Roots with drummer Questlove (Ahmir Thompson), is widely lauded for his live performance skills, continuous multisyllabic rhyme schemes, complex lyricism, double entendres, and politically aware content.

  3. Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

    Ahmir-Khalib Thompson


    Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born January 20, 1971), known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove (also known as Questo, BROther ?uestion, Brother Question or Qlove), is an American drummer, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music journalist, and record producer. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots, serving since February 17, 2014, as the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the same role he and the band served during the entire 969-episode run of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

  4. Martin Luther McCoy

    Martin Luther McCoy


    Martin Luther McCoy (born July 1970) is an American musician and actor. The San Francisco native collaborated extensively with musicians like The Roots and Cody ChesnuTT and appears as one of the six lead characters in the 2007 Beatles musical Across the Universe in the role of "Jo-Jo", who reflects Jimi Hendrix. In the film, McCoy performs the song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", and provides guitar and vocals on others.

  5. Ben Kenney

    Ben Kenney


    Benjamin Lee "Ben" Kenney, Sr. (born March 12, 1977), is a musician from Brielle, New Jersey, US. He is the bass guitarist for the band Incubus.

  6. Captain Kirk Douglas

    Captain Kirk Douglas


    "Captain" Kirk Douglas (born September 30, 1972) is an American guitarist who plays with the hip hop band The Roots.

  7. James Poyser

    James Poyser


    James Poyser (born 30 January 1967) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, pianist, producer and a member of the hip hop band The Roots.

  8. Malik B.

    Malik B.


    Malik Abdul Basit is a hip-hop artist who was a founding member of The Roots. He has released one EP, entitled Psychological on emcee Haak Blast's publishing company "Future Blast Publishing". He appeared on the first four albums released by The Roots, before departing the group. He returned as a featured artist for some later albums.

  9. Kamal Gray

    Kamal Gray


    James "Kamal" Gray is the keyboardist with American hip hop group The Roots. He is from Philadelphia and has relatives in North Carolina. He joined the band as Scott Storch's replacement in 1995, while he was still in high school. He wrote the popular Roots' tracks "The Next Movement", "Sacrifice", and "Section". His stage name "Kamal" comes from the saying "Come one, come all."

  10. Owen Biddle (musician)

    Owen Biddle (musician)


    Owen Biddle (born October 1, 1977) is an American bass guitarist, record producer, and songwriter from Philadelphia, known for his work with hip hop group The Roots On August 25, 2011, he announced he was leaving The Roots to focus on his band, Mister Barrington.

  11. Dice Raw

    Dice Raw


    Karl Jenkins, better known as Dice Raw, is an American hip hop artist, from Philadelphia. He is associated with The Roots, and one of the founding members of the now defunct musical group Nouveau Riche.

  12. Rahzel



    Rahzel M. Brown, also known as simply Rahzel, is an American musician, beatboxer and rapper, formerly a member of The Roots.

  13. Hub (bassist)

    Hub (bassist)


    Leonard "Hub" Hubbard is a former band member of The Roots and played bass for the Philadelphia outfit from 1992 to 2007. He played on all of their records until his departure from the group, including 1999's Things Fall Apart and 2004's The Tipping Point. He is known for always having a chew stick in his mouth, both on and off the stage. Hub's smooth bass lines and distinct style make The Roots stand out in their field of music. Hub studied classical upright bass at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  14. Scratch (musician)

    Scratch (musician)


    Kyle Jones (born in Camden, New Jersey), better known as Scratch, is an American hip hop musician who specializes in Beatboxing and vocal scratch sounds. He is best known as a former member of Grammy Award-winning band The Roots. He is well known in the hip hop and beatbox community for his outstanding ability to simulate the music of a Hip hop Turntablist using only his voice and loop machines.

  15. F. Knuckles

    F. Knuckles


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