The Roots

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The Roots are an American hip hop band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.wikipedia
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Questlove

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The Roots are an American hip hop band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
He is the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots.

Black Thought

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The Roots are an American hip hop band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Tariq Luqmaan Trotter (born October 3, 1973), better known as Black Thought, is an American rapper and the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots, which he co-founded with drummer Questlove (Ahmir Thompson), as well as an occasional actor.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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The Roots currently serve as the house band on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, having served in the same role on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009–2014.
The show also stars sidekick and announcer Steve Higgins and house band The Roots.

Rahzel

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During the recording process, beatboxer Rahzel and keyboardist Scott Storch, joined the band.
Rahzel Manely Brown (born October 6, 1964), is an American beatboxer and rapper, formerly a member of The Roots.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

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The Roots currently serve as the house band on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, having served in the same role on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009–2014.
Hip hop/neo soul band The Roots served as the show's house band, and Steve Higgins was the show's announcer.

Scott Storch

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During the recording process, beatboxer Rahzel and keyboardist Scott Storch, joined the band.
He started off as a keyboardist for the group the Roots.

House band

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The Roots currently serve as the house band on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, having served in the same role on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009–2014.
The Roots became the first hip hop house band on late-night television when they joined Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009.

Illadelph Halflife

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The 1996 release Illadelph Halflife was the group's third album and their first to break the Top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart, spurred in part by MTV's airplay of the video for "What They Do" (a parody of rap video clichés) and "Clones", which was their first single to reach the top five on the rap charts.
Illadelph Halflife is the third studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released September 24, 1996 on Geffen Records.

Things Fall Apart (album)

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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 is the fourth studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released on February 23, 1999 by MCA Records.

Do You Want More?!!!??!

The Roots' first album for DGC, Do You Want More?!!!??!, was released the following year (1995 in the United States).
Do You Want More?!!!??! is the second studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released January 17, 1995 on DGC Records.

Phrenology (album)

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The Roots released Phrenology (named after the pseudoscience of the same name) in 2002.
Phrenology is the fifth studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released November 26, 2002, on MCA Records.

Dice Raw

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After this album, Dice Raw left the collective to record his solo debut album Reclaiming the Dead.
He is associated with The Roots, and one of the founding members of the now defunct musical group Nouveau Riche.

You Got Me (The Roots song)

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The track "You Got Me", a duet with R&B singer Erykah Badu and Eve and Jill Scott intended by Black Thought for the "unconscious" population, peaked at No.
"You Got Me" is a song by the hip hop band The Roots, featuring vocals by Erykah Badu (who sings the chorus) and Eve, then known as Eve of Destruction, who raps the second verse but does not appear in the music video.

MTV Unplugged (Jay-Z album)

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In December 2001, the Roots backed Jay-Z for his MTV Unplugged concert.
Jay-Z: Unplugged is rapper Jay-Z's 2001 live album that contains some of his past songs with live instruments performed by the hip-hop band The Roots.

Rising Down

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The Roots' eighth studio album, Rising Down, was released on April 29, 2008, the 16-year anniversary of the Los Angeles riots of 1992.
Rising Down is the eighth studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released April 28, 2008 on Def Jam Recordings.

J Dilla

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The late J Dilla is honoured on different occasions throughout the album.
His obituary at NPR stated that he "was one of the music industry's most influential hip-hop artists," working with notable acts including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, the Pharcyde, Madlib and Common.

The Tipping Point (The Roots album)

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This culminated with the release of 2004's The Tipping Point, the byproduct of several jam sessions.
The Tipping Point is the sixth studio album by American hip hop band the Roots, released July 13, 2004 on Geffen Records.

Eve (rapper)

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The track "You Got Me", a duet with R&B singer Erykah Badu and Eve and Jill Scott intended by Black Thought for the "unconscious" population, peaked at No.
She appeared on DJ Clue?'s song "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" (Remix) from his album The Professional and The Roots' single "You Got Me" from the band's fourth album Things Fall Apart.

Jill Scott

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The track "You Got Me", a duet with R&B singer Erykah Badu and Eve and Jill Scott intended by Black Thought for the "unconscious" population, peaked at No.
She was eventually discovered by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the Roots.

Soulquarians

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These collaborations would provide the foundation for the creation of the Soulquarians and permanently forged the Roots' association with the neo-soul subgenre.
Producer and drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of hip hop band the Roots acted as the "musical powerhouse" behind several of the collective's projects during the late 1990s and early 2000s, including The Roots' Things Fall Apart (1999), D'Angelo's Voodoo (2000), Erykah Badu's Mama's Gun (2000), and Common's Like Water for Chocolate (2000).

Erykah Badu

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The track "You Got Me", a duet with R&B singer Erykah Badu and Eve and Jill Scott intended by Black Thought for the "unconscious" population, peaked at No.
Badu also collaborated with the Roots (who had previously handled production duties on a number of tracks on Baduizm) on their breakthrough 1999 release Things Fall Apart.

Common (rapper)

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The album is also notable for its many guests and collaborators, including Common, D'Angelo, Q-Tip, and others.
He began recording almost exclusively with a loose collective of musicians and artists (dubbed the "Soulquarians" by central figure Questlove) throughout 1999, and made a few sporadic guest appearances on The Roots' Things Fall Apart, and the Rawkus Records compilation, Soundbombing 2.

How I Got Over (album)

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How I Got Over reflects the relief the band felt at the end of the Bush administration and the beginning of the Obama presidency.
How I Got Over is the ninth studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released June 22, 2010 on Def Jam Recordings.

The Seed (2.0)

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A cover of Cody Chesnutt's song "Serve This Royalty" was expected to be covered on the album, similar to the group's reworking of his single for The Seed 2.0 on Phrenology.
"The Seed (2.0)" is the second single by The Roots from their fifth album Phrenology (2002).

Wake Up! (John Legend and The Roots album)

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The Roots collaborated with R&B singer John Legend on the album Wake Up!.
Wake Up! is a collaborative studio album by American R&B recording artist John Legend and hip hop band The Roots, released September 21, 2010, by GOOD Music and Columbia Records.