Pedro Martinez (producer), Ahmir Khalib Thompson (producer), Richard Nichols (producer), Ahmir Khalib Thompson (instrument), Black Thought (vocal), Tariq Luqmaan Trotter (vocal), Jon Smeltz (mix), Jason Goldstein (mix), Steve Mandel (recording), Jon Smeltz (recording), Chris Soper (recording), Jim James (vocal), Pedro Martinez (instrument), Kamal Gray (instrument), Larry Gold (instrument), Mercedes Martinez (vocal)
Pedro Martinez (composer), Jim James (composer), Ahmir Khalib Thompson (composer), Richard Nichols (composer), Tariq Luqmaan Trotter (composer)
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.
Read more about The Roots on Last.fm.
Gravillis Inc. (graphic design), Dave Kutch (mastering), Richard Nichols (producer), Richard Nichols (art direction), Kenny Gravillis (art direction), Todd Russell (art direction), Ben Watts (photography), Brad A. Rubens (legal representation)
Def Soul (subsidiaries), Def Jam Germany (subsidiaries), Radio Killa Records (distributor for), Def Jam UK (subsidiaries)
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