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The Roots

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Formed: 1987 in Philadelphia, PA
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Genre: R&B, Rap
Group Members: James Poyser, Scratch, Malik B., Rahzel, Black Thought, ?uestlove, Hub Moore, Dice Raw, Hub, Scratch, Ben Kenney, Owen Biddle, Captain Kirk ...See All
Biography: Though popular success has largely eluded the Roots, the Philadelphia group showed the way for live rap, building on Stetsasonic's "hip-hop band" philosophy of the mid-'80s by focusing on live instrumentation at their concerts and in the studio. Though their album works have been inconsistent affairs, ...Read full biography
Things Fall Apart
Released: 1999
Label: MCA
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One of the cornerstone albums of alternative rap's second wave, Things Fall Apart was the point where the Roots' tremendous potential finally coalesced into a structured album that maintained its focus ...Read full review
Things Fall Apart [Explicit Version]
Released: 1999
Label: Geffen
Critics' Rating:
One of the cornerstone albums of alternative rap's second wave, Things Fall Apart was the point where the Roots' tremendous potential finally coalesced into a structured album that maintained its focus ...Read full review