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The Roots
7.3 Rating
(49 ratings)

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Country of origin: United States


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54 votes
Bands I've seen live (463 items)
list by the giraffe
Published 4 years, 6 months ago 24 comments
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the giraffe's Hip-Hop showcase (52 items)
list by the giraffe
Published 3 years, 2 months ago 8 comments
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My favorite Hip-Hop artists (22 items)
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Published 4 years ago 6 comments
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Favourite Music Artists (22 items)
list by kerpele
Published 4 years, 11 months ago 3 comments
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Best Live Bands (50 items)
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Published 5 years, 10 months ago 6 comments

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About: The Roots is an American hip hop/neo soul band formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are known for a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which includes live instrumentals. Malik B., Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, and Josh Abrams were added to the band, originally called The Square Roots.Since their first independent album release, the band has released 11 studio albums, two EPs, two collaboration a ... (more)
Jazz-rap (1), Funk (1)

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664 Watched
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560 Watched
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Music

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37 own
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7.3
25 own
3. Rising Down (2008)
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8.6
10 own
4. How I Got Over (2010)
Rating:
8.1
7 own
5. Undun (2011)
Rating:
8.3
4 own



Movies


1. Chasing Liberty (2004)
Rating:
5.7
384 Watched
2. Block Party (2005)
Rating:
6.3
58 Watched
Rating:
7.5
3 want to see



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Music Hiphop/Rapper Artists (124 music items)
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"Best three: Things Fall Apart How I Got Over Undun (favorite) Genre: Conscious Hip Hop, Experimental, Jazz Rap"


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Favorite Underrated Bands (23 person items)
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Play That Funky Music (71 person items)
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the giraffe's Hip-Hop showcase (52 person items)

"The 2nd time I saw Rage Against the Machine they had been on tour with Wu-Tang Clan and Atari Teenage Riot. Wu-Tang made a habit of not showing up for soundchecks and being generally disorganized, which got them kicked off the tour. RATM replaced them with The Roots & thus introduced me to the greatest live hip-hop act in the world (so say the experts, and who am I to disagree?). What sets them apart? Well, for the most part it's the fact that they've always used instruments to create their so"


Agent Bert Macklin added this to a list 3 years, 5 months ago
Favorite Bands and Musicians (139 person items)
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100 Music Stars of the 2000s (100 person items)
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Favorite bands currently active (42 person items)

"Why not in my top? I respect The Roots for being the best live hip-hop group on the planet, enough to own every album they've put out. And while I've listened to all their albums & enjoyed them, I've rarely gone out of my way to listen to one after the first week or so that I've had it. I have no idea why, but that's how it's been. If I listened to them more often & maybe had an opinion as to which albums I like better than others (or even knew how ONE of their songs goes) they could be in my to"


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WHats On The I-Pod *7/26/11 (264 person items)
the giraffe added this to a list 4 years, 6 months ago
Bands I've seen live (463 person items)

"The best live hip-hop act in the world."


kerpele added this to a list 4 years, 11 months ago
Favourite Music Artists (22 person items)
the giraffe added this to a list 5 years, 10 months ago
Best Live Bands (50 person items)

"Ask anyone. The Roots are the best live hip-hop act on the planet. They play their own instruments, and can rock a crowd as well as any rock group. Amazing."