The Roots

The Roots Biography

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".

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