On the Road with The Roots

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

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The Roots members Kamal (from left), Guestlove, Hub and Black Thought continue to push the limit of what hip hop is, while reinventing themselves each album.

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The Roots give the camera their best mug before prepping for a show in New Jersey back in 1999.

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And the winner is The Roots in 2000. Their first Grammy was for Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group for “You Got Me,” which they recorded with Erykah Badu.

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Their hard work continues to pay off for The Roots. They ride in style while in New York back in 2002.

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The band performs during the Smokin’ Grooves Tour in 2002 from their fourth album Phrenology.

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Black Thought rocks the mic at the Shoreline Ampitheater in Mountain View, California in 2003.

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The Roots make their entrance at the New York premiere of Dave Chappelle’s Block Party in 2006.

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Rosie Perez and ?uestlove embrace at a benefit concert on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in 2006.

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Questlove puts his talents to good use playing the drums while The Roots perform in Atlanta.

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After ten albums, The Roots continue to get better with time.


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