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The Roots

American hip hop band from Pennsylvania

The Roots

American hip hop band from Pennsylvania
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Biography

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. The Roots 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 to 2014.
The Roots are known for a jazzy and eclectic approach to hip-hop featuring live musical instruments and the group’s work has consistently been met with critical acclaim. ThoughtCo ranked the band #7 on its list of the 25 Best Hip-Hop Groups of All-Time, calling them “Hip-hop’s first legitimate band.”
In addition to the band’s music, several members of the Roots are involved in side projects, including record production, acting, and regularly serving as guests on other musicians’ albums and live shows.

Also Known As

The Legendary Roots Crew The Fifth Dynasty The Square Roots

Associated Acts

Betty Wright Dave Chappelle Elvis Costello Jaguar Wright Jazzyfatnastees Jill Scott Jimmy Fallon John Legend Scott Storch Soulquarians Ursula Rucker

Genres

Hip hop alternative rap progressive soul

Origin

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Website
Years Active

1987 (1987) present

Name

The Roots

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