Happy Birthday to Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, born January 20, 1971
is best known as the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots. The Roots have been serving as the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Wikipedia here] Discography (The Roots): AllMusic | Amazon | iTunes Watch (The Roots): Official VEVO/YouTube Page Discover/Stream: The Roots
Happy Birthday to Tariq Trotter a.k.a. Black Thought, Born October 3, 1973
Mandinka people of Senegal. The Square Roots renamed themselves the Roots and released their debut . Black Thought, who co-founded The Roots with drummer Questlove (Ahmir Thompson), is widely lauded for The Roots album Organix in 1993. The Roots signed to DGC and followed up with Do You Want More?!!!??! in 1995 is the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots, as well as an occasional actor Square Roots: the other one was Malik B., whom Tariq met in college. In high-school, Black Thought
PLAYLIST: Portrait of the Artist Volume 8 – The Roots
-hop. In honor of The Roots’ prolific and consistently excellent discography to date, we’ve compiled —culled from their extensive recorded repertoire. To quote one of The Roots’ most recognizable tunes, you shall proceed to stream the playlist below or here, and join us in celebrating The Roots today and The Roots calling as one of hip-hop’s most dynamic and innovative acts of all time. Indeed, the Legendary Roots watchable is its charismatic house band, The Roots. But for many of us whose formative musical PLAYLIST: Portrait of the Artist Volume 8 – The Roots
WATCH: Jimmy Fallon Channels ‘80s Era LL Cool J in Spot-On “Going Back to Cali” Clip
of The Roots crew. Watch the short clip below, followed by LL Cool J’s original video, and tune in Awards last night for the fifth consecutive year, LL makes a cameo appearance in the clip, as do members
LISTEN: Izo FitzRoy Shares “Day By Day” from Forthcoming Debut Album ‘Skyline’
Steeped in the roots of soul, funk and gospel, FitzRoy's latest single provides a window into the world of the raw, fiercely voiced singer-songwriter. the roots of soul, funk and gospel, this single provides a window into the world of a raw, fiercely
100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: The Clash’s ‘The Clash’ (1977)
" could be played in a club today and have the dance floor full and jumping. The roots of punk rock's the punk wave and they rode it out until the end, always staying true to their roots and message. LISTEN:
PLAYLIST: Portrait of the Artist Volume 2 – Erykah Badu
Roots, Wu-Tang Clan, among many others. Stream the playlist below or here, and join us in celebrating Rhymes, Common, D’Angelo, Robert Glasper, Guru, J Dilla, Talib Kweli, Janelle Monáe, OutKast, The In honor of her 45th birthday (2/26/71), our tribute playlist spans Badu’s dazzling discography & collaborations with Common, OutKast, The Roots, and many more.
ALBUM REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle’s ‘Kids In The Street’ Extends His Career Ascension
his stuff. There's all the roots of classic country here: jail troubles, old houses, all without
Happy Birthday to Raphael Saadiq, Born May 14, 1966
-group. Saadiq also had his hand in producing material for the likes of Macy Gray, TLC, the Roots, and
100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: Jill Scott’s ‘Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1’ (2000)
premier men in late ‘90s R&B. Rappers Common and The Roots were both finally enjoying some
Happy Birthday to Common, Born March 13, 1972
progressive hip-hop movement, Mos Def and Talib Kweli's Black Star and the Roots' Things Fall Apart Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip, De La Soul, Erykah Badu, Cee-Lo, and the Roots' Black Thought. The album was well
PLAYLIST: Portrait of the Artist Volume 5 – Raphael Saadiq
, Snoop Dogg, and The Roots. The 70-track playlist also includes a solid sampling of other artists
Happy Birthday to Booker T. Jones, Born November 12, 1944
-based hip-hop/modern soul collective the Roots. Jones returned to Stax Records, now under the Concord Willie Nelson to John Lee Hooker, from Soul Asylum to the Roots. Booker T. Jones was born in Memphis
PLAYLIST: Portrait of the Artist Volume 10 – Hieroglyphics
fully intact. East coast icons De La Soul, Nas, The Roots, and the Wu-Tang Clan unequivocally
Happy Birthday to Erykah Badu, Born February 26, 1971
several tracks. The first single, "On & On," became a number one R&B hit in early 1997, and Baduizm for Baduizm, which also starred bassist Ron Carter and members of hip-hop avatars The Roots on
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Erykah Badu’s Debut Album ‘Baduizm’
(unhelpfully) dubbed “neo-soul.” Philadelphia’s The Roots would become the lynchpin of this sound, the eye The Roots again who drove the neck-snapping “Sometimes,” which was testament to the notion that the
Happy Birthday to Jill Scott, Born April 4, 1972
the Roots, who invited her to join the band in the studio, resulting in the co-composition "You Got Me
INTERVIEW: The Evolution & Ubiquity of Big Boi – Musician, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
late Earth, Wind & Fire frontman Maurice White and The Roots keyboardist Kamal Gray. Big Boi’s loyalty
Happy Birthday to Huey Lewis, Born July 5, 1950
stations. The roots of Huey Lewis & the News lay in Clover, an early-'70s country-rock band from San American roots musics. While the record produced the Top Ten hit "Perfect World," it was a commercial
Happy Birthday to Alison Krauss, Born July 23, 1971
bluegrass to a new audience with music that stayed true to the roots of the style while adding appeal
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