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The Roots

The Roots

The Roots, also known as The Legendary Roots Crew, The Square Roots and The Foundation, are an influential, Grammy winning hip hop group based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, famed for a heavily jazzy sound and live instrumentation. Inspired by the "hip-hop band" concept pioneered by Stetsasonic, the Roots themselves have garnered critical acclaim and influenced later hip-hop and R&B acts. The Roots' original lineup included Black Thought (MC vocals) and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson (drums), who were classmates at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts.

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What They Do

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Don't Feel Right

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Break You Off

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Compared To What

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Hard Times

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I Don't Care

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Wake Up Everybody

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In The Middle Of The Game (Don't Change The Play)

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When The People Cheer

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Tomorrow

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Shine

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The Seed (2.0)

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Silent Treatment

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