The Roots is an American hip hop/neo soul band formed in 1987 by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are famed for beginning with a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which still includes live instrumentals.Malik B., Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, and Josh Abrams were added to the band, originally called The Square Roots.Read Here…
This performance was part of Mark Eckos first Save The Rhino’s event.Which The Roots headlined with openers from The Boot Camp Click, DJ Premier on the 1& 2’s, Dela Soul , Dres, Sadat X, & more.Pretty good Roots performance but I was kind of banged uop during it.You can read more about that sadness Here…. So I was lucky enough to run across this today on Youtube.Even though I was their it was like watching it for the first time :(.
The Roots @ Central Park NYC (Marc Ecko’s Save The Rhino’s Event, Summer 2005) (Featuring Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Dice Raw, M-1., & More)
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Concert recorded in 2000’s in Central Park NYC by Okayplayer Kass.