The Roots
Def Jam, Philadelphia

The legendary Roots need no introduction. Here is a brief one nonetheless: Formed in the late 80’s in Philadelphia, ?uestlove, Black Thought and the Roots crew have been ignoring the boundaries of black music for 2 decades. Renowned for revolutionizing the sound of hip hop within the live context, their 8 studio albums have been equally iconoclastic, re-inventing their sound at every opportunity. Check ‘What They Do’, ‘You Got Me’ with the lovely Lady Badu or the rock joint ‘The Seed’ for aural proof. Have a listen to their Fireside Chat and get to the bottom of what it is that makes the Roots what they are – one of the most important bands in hip hop’s modern history. You got them?

The Roots – The Seed/Melting Pot/Web (live)
The Roots – Pass The Popcorn – Self Released
The Roots – Proceed – Geffen
The Roots – What They Do – Geffen
The Roots – Do You Want More – Geffen
The Roots feat. Erykah Badu – You Got Me – Geffen
The Roots – Double Trouble – Def Jam
The Roots – Rock You – Geffen
The Roots – The Seed – Geffen
The Roots – Here I Come – Def Jam
The Roots – Lost Desire – Def Jam
The Roots – Get Busy – Def Jam

Talk Over Tracks:
The Roots – Din Da Da – Geffen
The Roots – Break You Off – Geffen

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