Alternative Rap, Jazz-Rap, Jazz, Post-Bop
Organic, Confident, Rousing, Freewheeling, Warm, Stylish, Hypnotic, Earthy, Boisterous, Passionate, Fun, Sprawling, Summery, Sophisticated, Cerebral, Literate, Provocative, Rollicking, Street-Smart, Reverent, Irreverent
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").
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Music Genre (Text)
Hip hop, neo soul, jazz rap
Def Jam, DGC, MCA, Interscope-Geffen-A&M
Jimmy Fallon, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Soulquarians, J Dilla, Jill Scott, Martin Luther, Jaguar Wright, Amel Larrieux, John Legend, Dave Chappelle, BT, Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Jazzyfatnastees, Elvis Costello, Erykah Badu, Big K.R.I.T.
Black Thought, Questlove, Kamal Gray, Frank "Knuckles" Walker, Captain Kirk Douglas, Damon "Tuba Gooding Jr." Bryson, James Poyser, Mark Kelley, Ian Hendrickson-Smith (added for The Tonight Show), David Guy (added for The Tonight Show)
Past Group Members
Josh "Rubberband" Abrams, Malik B., Owen Biddle, Dice Raw, Hub, Ben Kenney, Martin Luther, Rahzel, Scratch, Scott Storch, Kenyatta "Kid Crumbs" Warren
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