THE ROOTS (QUESTLOVE & BLACK THOUGHT)
The Roots are a hip hop group and live band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Roots are known for a jazzy and eclectic approach to hip-hop, featuring live musical instruments. They released 11 studio albums, two EPs, and two collaboration albums, and have a new album scheduled to be released in 2020. The Roots have also broken major records in the music world naming them Hip-hop's first legitimate band. The Roots are the official in house band on The Tonight Show working with Jimmy Fallon for more than 10 years.
The Roots partner with the CAPA Foundation to help provide opportunities for students to learn show business and perform in front of national audiences. Questlove also works with Harlem Village Academies which helps students from financially challenged households achieve high goals academically.
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