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The Roots

The Roots is an American hip hop/neo soul band formed in 1987 by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

They are known for a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which includes live instrumentals. Malik B., Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, and Josh Abrams were added to the band, originally called The Square Roots…

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Organix! (1993)

Organix

01. The Roots Is Comin’
02. Pass The Popcorn
03. Anti-Circle
04. Writers Block
05. Good Music (Preclude)
06. Good Music
07. Grits
08. Leonard I-V
09. I’m Out Deah
10. Essawhamah? (Live At The Soulshack)
11. There’s A Riot Going On
12. Popcorn Revisited
13. Peace
14. Common Dust
15. The Session (Longest Posse Cut In History, 12:43)
16. Syreeta’s Having My Baby
17. Carryin’ On

From the Ground Up EP (1994)

From Ground Up EP

01. It’s Comin’
02. Distortion to Static
03. Mellow My Man
04. Dat Scat
05. Worldwide (London Groove)
06. Do You Want More?!

Do You Want More?!!!??! (1995)

Do You Want More

01. Intro / There’s Something Goin’ On
02. Proceed
03. Distortion To Static
04. Mellow My Man
05. I Remain Calm
06. Datskat
07. Lazy Afternoon
08. ? Vs. Rahzel
09. Do You Want More?!!!??!
10. What Goes On, Pt. 7
11. Essaywhuman?!!!??!
12. Swept Away
13. You Ain’t Fly
14. Silent Treatment
15. The Lesson Pt. 1
16. The Unlocking

Illadelph Halflife (1996)

Illadelph Halflife

01. Intro
02. Respond/ React
03. Section
04. Panic !!!!!!!
05. It Just Don’t Stop
06. Episodes
07. Push Up Ya Lighter
08. What They Do
09. ? Vs. Scratch (The Token DJ Cut)
10. Concerto Of The Desperado
11. Clones
12. Universe At War
13. No Alibi
14. Dave Vs. US
15. No Great Pretender
16. The Hypnotic
17. Ital (The Universal Side)
18. One Shine
19. The Adventures In Wonderland
20. Outro

The Legendary EP (1999)

Legendary EP

01. Intro / Jusfuckwithis
02. Table Of Contents, Part 3
03. The Ultimate [Live]
04. The Battlestar ?Uestaclua, Part 3 (The Search For Scratch)
05. The Next Movement [Live]

Things Fall Apart (1999)

Things Fall Apart

01. Act Won (Things Fall Apart)
02. Table Of Contents (Parts 1 & 2)
03. The Next Movement
04. Step Into The Relm
05. The Spark
06. Dynamite!
07. Without A Doubt
08. Ain’t Sayin’ Nothin’ New
09. Double Trouble
10. Act Too (The Love Of My Life)
11. 100% Dundee
12. Diedre Vs. Dice
13. Adrenaline!
14. 3rd Acts: ? Vs. Scratch 2 … Electric Boogaloo
15. You Got Me
16. Don’t See Us
17. The Return To Innocence Lost
18. Act Fore…The End?

Phrenology (2002)

Phrenology

01. Phrentrow
02. Rock You
03. Sacrifice (feat. Nelly Furtado)
04. Rolling With Heat (feat. Talib Kweli)
05. WAOK Roll Call
06. Thought At Work
07. The Seed 2.0 (feat. Cody Chestnutt)
08. Break You Off (feat. Musiq)
09. Water
10. Quills
11. Pussy Galore
12. Complexity (feat. Jill Scott)
13. Something In The Way Of Things [In Town] (feat. Amiri Baraka)

The Tipping Point (2004)

Tipping Point

01. Star/Pointro
02. I Don’t Care
03. Don’t Say Nuthin’
04. Guns Are Drawn
05. Stay Cool
06. Web
07. Boom!
08. Somebody’s Gotta Do It
09. Duck Down!
10. Why (What’s Goin On?)

Game Theory (2006)

Game Theory

01. False Media
02. Game Theory
03. Don’t Feel Right
04. In the Music
05. Take It There
06. Baby
07. Here I Come
08. Long Time
09. Livin’ in a New World
10. Clock with No Hands
11. Atonement
12. Can’t Stop This

Rising Down (2008)

Rising Down

01. The Pow Wow
02. Rising Down ft. Mos Def & Styles P
03. Get Busy ft. Dice Raw & Peedi Peedi
04. @ 15
05. 75 Bars (Black’s Reconstruction)
06. Becoming Unwritten
07. Criminal ft. Truck North & Saigon
08. I Will Not Apologize ft. Porn & Dice Raw
09. I Can’t Help It ft. Malik B., Porn, Mercedes Martinez & Dice Raw
10. Singing Man ft. Porn, Truck North & Dice Raw
11. Unwritten ft. Mercedes Martinez
12. Lost Desire ft. Malik B. & Talib Kweli
13. The Show ft. Common & Dice Raw
14. Rising Up ft. Wale & Chrisette Michele

How I Got Over (2010)

How I Got Over

01. A Peace Of Light
02. Walk Alone
03. Dear God 2.0
04. Radio Daze
05. Now Or Never
06. How I Got Over
07. Dillatude: The Flight Of Titus
08. The Day
09. Right On
10. Doin’ It Again
11. The Fire
12. Tunnel Vision
13. Web 20/20
14. Hustla

John Legend & The Roots – Wake Up! (2010)

John Legend Wake Up

01. Hard Times
02. Compared To What
03. Wake Up Everybody (ft. Common & Melanie Fiona)
04. Our Generation (The Hope Of the World) (ft. CL Smooth)
05. Little Ghetto Boy (Prelude) (ft. Malik Yusef)
06. Little Ghetto Boy (ft. Black Thought)
07. Hang On In There
08. Humanity (Love The Way It Should Be)
09. Wholy Holy
10. I Can’t Write Left Handed
11. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
12. Shine
13. Shine (Waiting for Superman Version)
14. Wake Up Everybody (Live In Studio Performance)

Betty Wright & The Roots – The Movie (2011)

Betty Wright Movie

01. Old Songs
02. Real Woman (ft. Snoop Dogg)
03. In The Middle Of The Game (Don’t Change The Play)
04. Surrender
05. Grapes On A Vine (ft. Lil Wayne)
06. Look Around (Be A Man)
07. Tonight Again
08. Hollywould (ft. Robert ‘The Messenger’ Bozeman)
09. Whisper In The Wind (ft. Joss Stone)
10. Baby Come Back (ft. Lenny Williams)
11. So Long, So Wrong
12. You And Me, Leroy
13. The One (Bonus Track)
14. Go! (Bonus Track)

Undun (2011)

Undun

01. Dun
02. Sleep
03. Make My
04. One Time
05. Kool On
06. The Other Side
07. Stomp
08. Lighthouse
09. I Remember
10. Tip The Scale
11. Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)
12. Possibility (2nd Movement)
13. Will To Power (3rd Movement)
14. Finality (4th Movement)