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The Roots (Musicians)
The Roots is an American hip hop outfit from Philadelphia, formed in 1987 by the drummer Questlove and MC Black Thought.
The Roots in Reviews
Music Review | posted 29.07.2014
The Roots
... And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
The Roots can’t go wrong – and their 11th record is no exception to that rule. »…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin« is one of the best albums of their career.
Music Review | posted 27.09.2013
Elvis Costello & The Roots
Wise Up Ghost And Other Songs
The Roots are teaming up with Elvis Costello. What sounds promising turns out to be music for elderly gentlemen and newspaper’s cultural sections all over the world.
Music Review | posted 20.12.2011
The Roots
Undun
The eleventh album by The Roots, Undun, is their very first concept-album, which tells the story of Redford Stephens, who unintentionally ends up in a spiral of criminal doings.
Music Review | posted 15.07.2011
Booker T. Jones
The Road From Memphis
On his new album The Road From Memphis, Booker T Jones together with Hip Hop’s best session-band The Roots tells the story of his journey from his hometown, Memphis, to the Olympus of Soul.
Recent Articles
Music Review | posted 27.10.2021
Various Artists
Shouts 2021 Vol.1&2
With »Shouts 2021,« the British label Rhythm Section International follows up the first instalment of its compilation series with an even more ambitious second one.
Music News | posted 20.09.2021
Dexter
Now on Vinyl: »Pandemie und Freunde«
Tracks against stress: Our HHV Label now releases the EP »Pandemie & Freunde« by Stuttgart based beat smith Dexter in a limited edition of 500 copies on vinyl.
Music Review | posted 31.10.2021
Bremer/McCoy
Natten
Jazz is more hip than it has been for a long time. The output is large, the return mediocre. But with »Natten« Kopenhagen’s Bremer/McCoy deliver a fantastic work.
Music Review | posted 28.10.2021
Quantic & Nidia Góngora
Almas Conctadas
Eight years after a joint EP, Nidia Góngora and Quantic intensify their collaboration with the album »Almas Conctadas«.
Music List | posted 01.12.2021
End-of-year review 2021
Top 20 12inches
12inches are mostly, but not always, made for the club. A look at the 20 best records in 2021 shows that in this year, not only was dance music rethought – but that also quiet counterpoints were set.