THE ROOTS

Funk / RnB • United States
Jazz music community with review and forums
THE ROOTS picture
One of the most prolific rap groups, the Roots were also among the most progressive acts in contemporary music, from their 1993 debut through their conceptual 2010s releases. Despite the seemingly archaic practice of functioning as a rap band with several instrumentalists -- from 2007 onward, their lineup even featured a sousaphonist -- they were ceaselessly creative, whether with their own material, or through their varied assortment of collaborations. They went platinum and gold with successive studio releases and won a handful of Grammy awards. After they gained a nightly nationwide audience through a close partnership with television host Jimmy Fallon, they continued to challenge listeners with works free of genre restrictions.

The Roots' focus on live music began back in 1987, when rapper Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) and drummer ?uestlove (Ahmir Khalib Thompson) became friends at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts. Playing around school, on the sidewalk,
read more...
Thanks to EZ Money for the addition and snobb for the updates

THE ROOTS Online Videos

See all THE ROOTS videos

Buy THE ROOTS music

Amazon (logo)
How I Got Over [Vinyl]How I Got Over [Vinyl]
Explicit Lyrics
Def Jam 2010
$12.98
$12.18 (used)
Things Fall ApartThings Fall Apart
MCA Records 1999
$6.10
$1.49 (used)
Undun [LP]Undun [LP]
Def Jam 2018
$11.97
$18.73 (used)
Do You Want More?!!!??! [2 LP]Do You Want More?!!!??! [2 LP]
Explicit Lyrics
Geffen 2015
$26.90
$33.87 (used)
The Tipping Point [LP]The Tipping Point [LP]
Geffen 2019
$19.72
$13.76 (used)
Illadelph Halflife [2 LP]Illadelph Halflife [2 LP]
Explicit Lyrics
Geffen 2016
$26.62
$26.67 (used)
Showing 6 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

THE ROOTS Discography

THE ROOTS albums / top albums

THE ROOTS Organix album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Organix
Funk 1993
THE ROOTS Do You Want More?!!!??! album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Do You Want More?!!!??!
Funk 1994
THE ROOTS Illadelph Halflife album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Illadelph Halflife
Funk 1996
THE ROOTS Things Fall Apart album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Things Fall Apart
Funk 1999
THE ROOTS Phrenology album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Phrenology
Funk 2002
THE ROOTS The Tipping Point album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Tipping Point
Funk 2004
THE ROOTS Game Theory album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Game Theory
Funk 2006
THE ROOTS Rising Down album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rising Down
Funk 2008
THE ROOTS How I Got Over album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
How I Got Over
Funk 2010
THE ROOTS …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
RnB 2014

THE ROOTS EPs & splits

THE ROOTS The Roots From The Ground Up album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Roots From The Ground Up
Funk 1994
THE ROOTS The Legendary album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legendary
Funk 1999

THE ROOTS live albums

THE ROOTS The Roots Come Alive album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Roots Come Alive
Funk 1999

THE ROOTS demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

THE ROOTS re-issues & compilations

THE ROOTS Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide to Understanding The Roots, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide to Understanding The Roots, Volume 1
Funk 2005
THE ROOTS Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide to Understanding The Roots, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide to Understanding The Roots, Volume 2
Funk 2005

THE ROOTS singles (1)

.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Don't Say Nuthin
Funk 2004

THE ROOTS movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

THE ROOTS Reviews

No THE ROOTS music reviews posted yet.

THE ROOTS Movies Reviews

No THE ROOTS movie reviews posted yet.

THE ROOTS Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

The Quiet Cormorant Post-Fusion Contemporary
PER ODDVAR JOHANSEN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Blues Mizrahi World Fusion
LENNY SENDERSKY
Buy this album from MMA partners
Ivar Grydeland & Henry Kaiser : In the Arctic Dreamtime Jazz Related Improv/Composition
HENRY KAISER
Buy this album from MMA partners
Village Of The Sun feat. Binker and Moses Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop
BINKER & MOSES
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

David Cross & Peter Banks - Crossover album sampler
DAVID CROSS & DAVID JACKSON / PETER BANKS
snobb· 3 days ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us