The Roots

The Roots

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The Roots

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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Origin
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Genre
Hip hop · neo soul · jazz rap · alternative hip hop
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Years active
  • 1987–present
  • 1987 (1987)–present
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Label
Def Jam · DGC · MCA · Interscope-Geffen-A&M · Interscope Geffen A&M · Okayplayer
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Associated acts
  • 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.
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