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The Roots

Band, *1987 US, Philadelphia
Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Tariq Trotter, Malik Abdul-Basit, Leonard Hubbard, Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson The Illadelphonics The Sandwich Committee

seminal hip hop group

        
Popular Tracks   
You Got Me on Things Fall Apart by The Roots
The Seed (2.0) on Phrenology by The Roots
What They Do on Illadelph Halflife by The Roots
The Fire on How I Got Over by The Roots
Guns Are Drawn on The Tipping Point by The Roots
Mellow My Man on Do You Want More?!!!??! by The Roots
Right On on How I Got Over by The Roots
The Next Movement on Things Fall Apart by The Roots
Wake up Everybody (feat. Common & Melanie Fiona) on Wake Up! by John Legend & The Roots
Don't Say Nuthin' on The Tipping Point by The Roots

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Band Membership
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Wonderful Christmastime / Jesus ChristPaul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon And The Roots, The Decemberists2017Single
Music From The Film DetroitThe Roots, The Dramatics2017Single
Wonderful Christmastime / Peace (Live At The Sheen Center)Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon And The Roots / Norah Jones2017Single
What!! R U In Awe??The Roots2016Album
Ghost TownElvis Costello With The Roots2014Single
...And Then You Shoot Your CousinThe Roots2014Album
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (Live From Late Night With Jimmy Fallon)Jack Johnson & The Roots2013Single
Wise Up Ghost (And Other Songs 2013) - Number OneElvis Costello And The Roots2013Album
Walk Us UptownElvis Costello & The Roots2013Single
Wise Up: Thought - Remixes & ReworksElvis Costello And The Roots2013Album
Live Au Festival Rock En SeineThe Roots2013Album
Walk Us UptownElvis Costello And The Roots2013Album
In The Middle Of The Game (Don't Change The Play)Betty Wright & The Roots2011Album
Betty Wright: The MovieBetty Wright And The Roots2011Album
UndunThe Roots2011Album
Wake Up!John Legend, The Roots2010Album
How I Got OverThe Roots2010Album
Our GenerationJohn Legend & The Roots2010Single
Wake Up EverybodyJohn Legend & The Roots Feat. Common & Melanie Fiona2010Single
Hard TimesJohn Legend & The Roots2010Album
How I Got OverThe Roots2009Single
Birthday GirlThe Roots2008Album
Rising DownThe Roots2008Album
Get BusyThe Roots2008Album
Organamix (Does Anyone Like Good Music?) Roots Rare & RemixedThe Roots2007Compil.
Game Theory (Sampler)The Roots2006Album
The Best Of The RootsDJ J-Period Presents The Roots2006Compil.
Exclusives Vol. 1DJ J-Period & Black Thought present The Roots2006Album
Born & Raised / BoomBlack Star / The Roots2006Album
In The Music / Here I ComeThe Roots2006Album
Game TheoryThe Roots2006Album
Don't Feel RightThe Roots2006Album
Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide To Understanding The Roots, Volume OneThe Roots2005Compil.
Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide To Understanding The Roots, Volume TwoThe Roots2005Compil.
Star / Din Da DaThe Roots2004Album
Don't Say NuthinThe Roots2004Album
Rarities & RemixesThe Roots2004Compil.
Stay Cool / Duck Down!The Roots2004Album
Do This Well (Remixes & Rarities 1994-1999)The Roots2004Compil.
The Tipping Point Clean Mixshow Vinyl SamplerThe Roots2004Album
Japan - Nagoya Blue Note September 7 2004The Roots2004Album
The Tipping PointThe Roots2004Album
What's In Roots 101?The Roots2004Album
I Don't CareThe Roots2004Single
Rolling With HeatThe Roots2003Album
The Seed (2.0)The Roots2003Album
SacrificeThe Roots Featuring Nelly Furtado2003Album
Phrenology Album SamplerThe Roots2002Album
PhrenologyThe Roots2002Album
Break You OffD'Angelo & The Roots2002Album
Break You OffThe Roots Featuring Musiq2002Album
Glitches (The Skin You're In)Amel Larrieux and The Roots2001Single
Proceed / Silent Treatment (Remixes)The Roots2001Album
What You WantThe Roots Featuring Jaguar Wright1999Album
Come Alive (Clean Album Sampler)The Roots1999Album
TabouLes Nubians Featuring The Roots1999Single
You Got MeThe Roots Featuring Erykah Badu1999Album
Come Alive (Clean Album Sampler)The Roots1999Album
The Next MovementThe Roots1999Single
Conventional Wisdom Sampler Volume 4The Roots1999Compil.
Act Too (Love Of My Life)The Roots1999Album
Does Anybody Like Real Music? Vol. 2The Roots1999Album
The Lesson-Part III / Ya'll Know WhooThe Roots1999Album
The Roots Come AliveThe Roots1999Album
LiVEThe Roots1999Compil.
Does Anybody Like Real Music?The Roots1999Album
Things Come Together: 1993-1999The Roots1999Compil.
HurricaneBlack Thought, Common, Dice Raw, Flo Brown, Mos Def, Jazzyfatnastees & The Roots1999Album
The LegendaryThe Roots1999Album
Things Fall ApartThe Roots1999Album
Do The Bus A Bus / Without A DoubtBusta Rhymes / The Roots1998Album
AdrenalineThe Roots1998Album
Don't See UsThe Roots1998Album
Retour Aux SourcesLa Relève Featuring The Roots1997Album
Clones & SectionThe Roots1996Album
The Hypnotic (Remix)The Roots1996Album
Illadelph HalflifeThe Roots1996Album
Concerto Of The Desperado / UNIverse At WarThe Roots1996Album
What They DoThe Roots1996Single
Proceed IIThe Roots W / Roy Ayers1995Single
Do You Want More?!!!??!The Roots1995Album
Silent TreatmentThe Roots1995Album
Okay Player SinglesThe Roots1994Album
Do You Want More?!!!??! SamplerThe Roots1994Album
It's Comin / Do You Want More?!!!??!The Roots1994Album
Distortion To StaticThe Roots1994Single
Proceed (Pts. 1 & 3)The Roots1994Single
From The Ground UpThe Roots1994Album
The Rubbers Song / Proceed IIThe Pharcyde / The Roots With Roy Ayers1994Album
Mellow My ManThe Roots1994Album
OrganixThe Roots1993Album
The HypnoticThe RootsAlbum
Do This Well EP01The RootsAlbum
You Got Me / Painkillers / One LoveThe Roots / Everlast / CormegaAlbum
Rising UpThe RootsAlbum
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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