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Biography:
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years Active: 1987–present
Genres: Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul, Rock, Funk

The Roots is an American Hip hop neo soul band formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are famed for beginning with a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which still includes live instrumentals. Malik B., Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, and Josh Abrams were added to the band, originally called The Square Roots. The Roots released an independently produced debut album, “Organix,” in 1993. In 1995, with the label DGC Records, the band released “Do You Want More?!!!??!.” “Do You Want More?!!!??!” peaked at only #104 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US. Two guest performers on “Do You Want More?!!!??!,” Rahzel an...

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Albums:

...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

When The People Cheer

Wise Up Ghost

Wise Up Ghost (Deluxe)

Walk Us Uptown

Illadelph Halflife (Explicit Version)

Undun (Explicit Version)

Undun (Edited Version)

The Best Of The Roots

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