The Roots

The Most Legendary Hardworking Sure Shot!

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See Dave And Tariq.
Dave And Tariq Stay Woke.
Be Dave And Tariq.
🔴📷@iamsuede
#concert4cville #theroots #therootspix #music #concerts #live #broll #StayWoke

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"When I wrote a song about freedom two years ago, everyone was like, 'what is he talking about?' Now Freedom is more important to us than ever!" @Pharrell shouted #FREEDOM and the stadium shook when the crowd cried out "FREEDOM"
What does #Freedom mean for you?
Reply in the comments below.
🔴🎥 @iamsuede
#charlottesville #concert4cville #musicandunity #theroots #therootspix

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It was a historic moment; @Pharrell ignited the crowd with Freedom, @bilalmusic broke it down to them with #ItAintFair and @BlackThought and @blackfootwhitefoot brought it home.
Not such a bad way to spend a Sunday.
🔴📷@iamsuede @leicagalleryla
#TheRoots #TheRootsPix #Concert4CVille

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Walk into the week like!

Tag your Squad!
#SquadGoals #Coffee #timetomakethedonuts #ItAintFair #TheRootsCrew #TheRootsPix 🔴🎥 @iamsuede

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From @Questlove on the 21st Anniversary of #illadelphhalflife:
"Sept 24, 1996 our 3rd album #illadelfhalflife was released. This was our, “We WILL not be ignored” album.
The day I read that @@@@1/2 review in @thesource I cried in the bathroom of #TheWetlands. The anxiety and relief.
From busking in 92 to trying to get a deal in 93, to fending for ourselves in 94, to praying we don’t drown in 95—but being determined to get that respect—took 3 attempts, but man. The incense and candle crowd of ORGANIX was scratching their heads when #DYWM came out 2 years later sounding a lil more HIP HOP and less Poetry n Jazz.
So imaging everyone’s reaction when we turned our backs on the Do You Want More supporters and churned out a super lyrical assault. We had something to prove and Philly had something to prove.
As I discovered last year, the fire at the Universal vaults in 2006 destroyed our masters, our dats, our half inch mixes, even our videos (Google Universal Fire Vaults—They lost movies/Music/Archives—everything)
I had grand plans to do some crazy deluxe extra songs treats but—*Sigh* 5 songs are missing. SO thank GOD for streaming culture and the deal we struck in 2004.
It’s still up there in its original glory (I’m not mad at the mixes, it still holds up)
*Raises a toast*
To my 3rd kid: I.H. Happy 21st"
May you be inspired to #NeverDoWhatTheyDo Salute this day and share your memories of this important album in the comments below.
#theroots #therootspix #albums #music #hiphop #philly #jawns #musicvideos #whattheydo

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"You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times."
-Nina Simone

This week marks the 7th anniversary of @TheRoots @JohnLegend project, #WakeUp released September 21, 2010.

The WAKE UP album is artist collaboration at its finest:

Engaging
Inspiring
Relevant
Experimental

Wake up holds a mirror to America and may inspire you to be active, be hopeful, be optimistic, be woke.

Give it a spin.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
#theroots #Johnlegend #blackthought #wakeup #collaborateandlisten #ninasimone

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WAKE UP!

Released on September 21, 2010.

The @JohnLegend @TheRoots collab was crowned winner of the 2010 @recordingacademy Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.
The Wake Up album paid tribute to legends of the past and introduced new legends of the future. It was a critical success and considered a reintroduction of soul music as a tool for social change.

@Questlove remarked, "I wanted to choose cover songs that were so under the radar, so uniquely interpreted, that it would take you a second to realise that these are cover songs"
America's political climate formed the bedrock for the album's creation, "I was in the middle of campaigning for Barack Obama and feeling inspired by the atmosphere in the country at the time, so I wanted to do something musically that reflected that moment. The original idea was to do some sort of covers EP, but the more I got into it with the Roots, it felt like something that should be heard and marketed on its own," commented John Legend.

Wake Up resonates more than ever today, like the power work of its predecessors Everything is Everything and What's Going On, and continues to be a valuable resource for uplift in these trying times.

What are your most memorable tracks?

#wakeup #tbt #johnlegend #theroots #grammy #therootspix #blackexcellence

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Set The Week Off Like...
What's your motivation this week?
🔴📷@iamsuede
#Monday #Motivation #TheRoots #mondaymotivation

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October 17
The Legendary Roots Crew are coming to Dallas for a night of Symphonic Hip Hop at the Toyota Music Factory @thepaviliontmf
We'll be playing with the #DallasPops 50 Piece Orchestra fronted by THE @miguelatwoodferguson who will be the composer leading us all!
And what's a @theroots Show without bringing our friends to join us? We'll have Dallas' own @erykahbadu, the great @robertglasper and the mind blowing vocals of @bilalmusic
Who knows who else might show up!??! Tickets are available at @Ticketmaster.
If you can't make it, our performance will be live streamed on @AmazonMusic #TwitchChannel
Make Sure You Have A Seat!
Hit the link in our bio for tix.
Who's Joining Us?
#SymphonicHipHop #Dallaspops #theroots #therootspix #badu #glasper #bilial #itaintfair #livenation #livenationurban @sgventures @blackthought @questlove @jamespoyser @rayangry @ianhendricksonsmith @jeremyellislive @stroelliot @tubagoodingjr @kirklloyd @lukeriverside @tinafarristours @brandon_pankey @heatherlowery @livenationurban @iamsuede

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WE CAN GET FLY!

Proceed to grab tix for when @TheRoots touch down in your town!

SEPT 23 @cayugasound ITHACA

SEPT 24 #concert4cville
CHARLOTTESVILLE

OCT 17 Hip Hop Symphony (link in bio)
IRVING

Now let's throw it back.
What's your favorite @TheRoots collab?
Respond in the comments.

Red Hot + Cool
Proceed II
Roy Ayers and The Roots
#throwbackthursday #TBT #DiggingInTheCrates #Proceed #cayugasound #concert4cville #handinhand #sierraleone #ithaca #hiphopsymphony #dallas #SymphonicHipHop

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Can You Tag Everyone In This Photo?
#Represent
#HandInHand #Hurricane #Relief

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ALL RISE!
When The Legendary Roots Crew is joined by Living Legend @officialherbalpert

Drums: @questlove
Percussion: @stroelliot
Keys: @jamespoyser
Bass: Mark Kelly
Guitar: @kirklloyd
Engineer: @stevemandel
If you don't know now you know!
#hypnotize #notoriousBIG #AM
#BRoll #BTS #THEROOTS #HerbAlpert

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Do You Want More?

September 23, @TheRoots will have The Finger Lakes in a choke hold at @cayugasound
Sept 24, The Legendary crew will hold court in Charlottesville, Va alongside @davematthewsband @pharrell @justintimberlake @chrisstapleton @arianagrande @cagetheelephant and a few special guests in an evening of music and unity.

Oct 17, you may also catch the hardest working band in show biz with the Dallas Pops 50 piece orchestra at the new @thepavilionimf
But for right now, in this moment, to tide you over, you can get this @blackthought verse!
DO YOU WANT MORE!??! #DoYouWantMore #TheRoots #BlackThought #birdseyeview #TheImperial #StatikSelectah #MauriceBrown #utril #CasWeinbren #DonaldRCole #Bluenote #Cayungasound #Ithaca #concert4cville

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The @nytimes calls it, "Relentlessly Interesting." This Sunday tune in to hear the good word from Reggie Love @blackthought on @HBO's The Deuce.
#TheDeuceHBO #TheDeuce #HBO #JamesFrancoTV #GaryCarr #TheRoots #HipHop #Actor #ReekGees

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Tariq @blackthought Trotter on his #oneshot verse, "What I was speaking to in my verse is perseverance and the fact that as people we're all just walking stories. Each person has a different narrative, so to speak, and the people that you interact with -- at its best -- you're able to walk away after that interaction having gained something positive, or being able to add something memorable that resonates to you and your story. So in all these different stories, you cross paths at certain points in time -- sometimes only once, sometimes you'll cross paths with someone a few different times -- but in my verse I spoke to not being defined by your back story or limited by what someone says your story statistically should be." The Hamilton Instrumentals are now available.
Just in time for #FreeStyleFridays
Go #Ham4Ham and tag us #TheRootsPix
(Shout out @questlove @stroelliot #LinManuelMiranda #JonathanGroff)
You can watch the full video on @TheRoots @FaceBook page.

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#Despacito is officially the most viewed clip on @YouTube with over 3.3 Billion views.
It is also the most "liked" video of all time.
It’s sold more than 2 million downloads.
It’s been streamed on Spotify nearly 800 million times.
It's spent a record tying 16 weeks at the top of @billboard and was undeniably the song of the summer; from Memorial Day to Labor Day it sat firmly at number one.
"Despacito" remains tied with Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's 16-week 1995-96 No. 1 for the most weeks spent at the apex in the Hot 100's 59-year history.
The last time a song in Spanish topped the 100 was Los Del Río’s “Macarena” over 20 years ago!
Last night @theroots performed #despacito live on
@fallontonight with @luisfonsi
To watch, follow the link in our instastory!
Thank you @luisfonsi for an awesome performance!
#swipeup #instastory #despacito #luisfonsi

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Jumping Into The Week Like!
@tubagoodingjr
Tag yourself or a friend in this picture.
#theroots #TheRootsPix #livenation #technation #TheRootsOnTour #beingatourmanagerislike #stagedive #turnup #tourmode #itaintfair

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The #DetroitMovie Soundtrack @bilalmusic @TheRoots collab #ItAintFair Lyric Video Is Live on @TheRoots @FaceBook page.
If you've seen the movie, drop your reactions in the comments below.
#lyricvideo #itaintfair #detroitmovie #detroit #instagrammy #therootspix #tbt #academy #oscars #grammys

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June 21, 2006 during an interview with @rollingstone @Questlove threw down the gauntlet,
"In this day and age, I'm kind of noticing that nobody in urban music really has the balls to just stop partying for one second.
I mean, partying is good and whatnot, and it's cool to get down, but I really think that 2006 called for a very serious record.
This ain't the Debbie Downer record, or the political, save-the-world record, but this is definitely not the MC-based, battle-themed album that the Roots have been known for. This is our most serious record to date." Eleven years later on the anniversary of its August 29 @defjamrecords debut release date, we look back on #GameTheory and ask you to give it another listen.
Tell a friend.
Is it still relevant today?
Favorite Track?
Reply in the comments.
#gametheory #Theroots #TheRootsPix #Itaintfair.

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“A NIGHT OF SYMPHONIC HIP HOP”

GET YOUR TICKETS

AMAZON MUSIC & THE ROOTS PARTNER
OCTOBER 17 IN DALLAS

A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY THE ROOTS BACKED BY A FULL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

@livenation @livenationdallas @amazon @amazonmusic @theroots @irvingmusicfactory
Any suggestions for the set list?

#anightofsymphonichiphop #therootspix #therootspops #therootsdodallas

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#TBT
July 23, 1999.
The set list from Woodstock '99.
1. Without a Doubt
2. Table of Contents
3. The Next Movement
4. Step Into the Realm
5. Proceed
6. Mellow My Man
7. Ain't Sayin Nothin New
8. Concerto of the Desperado
9. The Ultimate
10. Adrenaline!
11. You Got Me (fake)
12. Don't see Us @diceraw
13. You Got Me. @erykahbadu

How long have you been down with The Legendary Roots Crew?
#TheRootsPix #YouGotMe #ItAintFair #TheRoots #erykahbadu #

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The Roots have rocked stages around the planet...
Do you want more?
Now you can catch them:

Aug 31
Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City, UT.

SEP 1
McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale OR.

SEPT 2
Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA.

SEP 3
Snowmass Town Park, Snowmass, CO

SEP 22
Cayuga Sound Music Festival, Ithaca, NY

OCT 17
The Pavillion at Irving Music Factory, Irving Texas.

Tell us about your first Roots show in the comments. (Monday July 3, 2017 Jazz Cafe, London England captured by 🔴🎥 @iamsuede on @leicacamerausa)
#TheRootsPix #BSides #BRoll #ItAintFair #TheRoots

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On today's episode of: #FinishTheVerse we have the outspoken @michaelericdyson
Can you #FinishTheVerse, #NameThatLyricist and #NameThatTune to move on to the bonus round?
#ItAintFair #Bars

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#Rehearsals
August 12, 2017
Justin Timberlake and Pharrell rehearsing "Senorita" onstage with @TheRoots at Apollo in the Hamptons hosted by Ronald O. Perelman at The Creeks in East Hampton, New York.
Vocals: @pharrell
Vocals: @justintimberlake
Bass: Mark Kelley
Guitar: @kirklloyd
Guitar: @lukeriverside
Trumpet: Dave Guy
Sax: @ianhendricksonsmith
Sousaphone: @tubagoodingjr
Keys: @rayangry
Organ: @jamespoyser
Drums: @questlove
Percussion: @stroelliot
#apollointhehamptons 🔴🎥 @iamsuede
@leicacamerausa @apollotheater
#bts #theroots #benefit #fundraiser #justintimberlake #pharrell #medley #senorita #youth #21 #thehamptons #itaintfair #ronaldoperelman #thecreeks #melanin #easthampton #theapollo #apollointhehamptons

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#Rehearsals
August 12, 2017
@alicesmithmusic rehearsing "Fool For You" onstage with @TheRoots at Apollo in the Hamptons hosted by Ronald O. Perelman at The Creeks in East Hampton, New York.
Vocals: @alicesmithmusic
Bass: Mark Kelley
Guitar: @kirklloyd
Guitar: @lukeriverside
Sousaphone: @tubagoodingjr
Keys: @rayangry
Organ: @jamespoyser
Drums: @questlove
Percussion: @stroelliot
#apollointhehamptons 🔴🎥 @iamsuede
@leicacamerausa @apollotheater
#bts #theroots #benefit #fundraiser #foolforyou #broll #thehamptons #alicesmith #itaintfair #ronaldoperelman #thecreeks #melanin #easthampton #theapollo #apollointhehamptons

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#Rehearsals
August 12, 2017
Gary Clark Jr. rehearsing "Cold Blooded" onstage with @TheRoots at Apollo in the Hamptons hosted by Ronald O. Perelman at The Creeks in East Hampton, New York.
Guitar: @garyclarkjr
Bass: Mark Kelley
Guitar: @kirklloyd
Guitar: @lukeriverside
Keys: @rayangry
Organ: @jamespoyser
Drums: @questlove
Percussion: @stroelliot
#apollointhehamptons 🔴🎥 @iamsuede
@leicacamerausa @apollotheater
#bts #theroots #benefit #fundraiser #coldblooded #thehamptons #garyclarkjr #itaintfair #ronaldoperelman #thecreeks #melanin #easthampton #theapollo #apollointhehamptons

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#Rehearsals
August 12, 2017
Gary Clark Jr. onstage with The Roots at Apollo in the Hamptons hosted by Ronald O. Perelman at The Creeks in East Hampton, New York.
@garyclarkjr
#apollointhehamptons 🔴📷 @iamsuede
#bts #theroots #benefit #fundraiser #thehamptons #garyclarkjr #itaintfair #ronaldoperelman #thecreeks #easthampton #theapollo #apollointhehamptons

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#Rehearsals
August 12, 2017
Justin Timberlake onstage with The Roots at Apollo in the Hamptons hosted by Ronald O. Perelman at The Creeks in East Hampton, New York.
@justintimberlake
#apollointhehamptons 🔴📷 @iamsuede
#bts #theroots #benefit #fundraiser #thehamptons #justintimberlake #itaintfair #theapollo #apollotheater

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#Rehearsals
August 12, 2017
Alice Smith onstage with The Roots at Apollo in the Hamptons hosted by Ronald O. Perelman at The Creeks in East Hampton, New York.
@alicesmithmusic
#apollointhehamptons 🔴📷 @iamsuede
#bts #theroots #benefit #fundraiser #thehamptons #alicesmith #itaintfair

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#ItAintFair
"Everyday I wear a mask like an umpire.
Guess a nigga gotta laugh to keep from cryin. Tonight another friend passed on the young side.
It's bad cause a good friends hard to come by. Justice is never color blind. Never gun shy.
For one crime you may never see the sunshine.
We know if one time's givin you the finger
round here it mean "fuck you" it's not the number one sign.
I hear they turnin downtown to the front line.
It's somethjng like the same place but it ain't safe. They took it from the human race to a tank chase. The devil feeding off hate so he gained weight.
It's tainted waters in the well so we can't taste.
People dazed and amazed tho it ain't grace. Impossible to coexist in the same space.
Enter the black saint with the war paint face..."
@blackthought

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