The Roots (Band)

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The Roots
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The Roots are an American hip hop/neo soul band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The Roots are known for a jazzy and eclectic approach to hip-hop featuring live musical instruments. Malik B., Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, and Josh Abrams were added to the band (formerly named "The Square Roots"). Wikipedia


From this profile you will find 40 photos, 1 magazine, 66 lists, 99 albums, 778 songs, 7 awards, 130 film credits, 225 news stories, and key facts about The Roots!

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The Roots is a member of the following lists: Culture of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Geffen Records artists, Grammy Award winners, MCA Records artists, Def Jam Recordings artists, 1990s music groups, 2000s music groups, American hip hop groups, Alternative hip hop groups and Musical groups from Pennsylvania.

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Band Members


778 Songs »
1 The Seed 2.0 2016
2 You Got Me 2004
3 You Got Me 2016
4 Guns Are Drawn 200
5 The Next Movement 2016
6 What They Do 2016
7 Don't Say Nuthin' 200
8 Double Trouble 2016
9 Becoming Unwritten 2002
10 Break You Off 2008
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)


7 Awards »
Nominated for 7 Awards | Won 3

In The News

225 Stories »


66 Lists »
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