Fireside Chat

The Roots

Hip-Hop
60 minsRecorded 1 Mar 2016Next Fireside Chat Today at 10:00pm EDT

A chit chat with one of the most influential bands in hip hop’s modern history. You got them?

The legendary Roots need no introduction. Here is a brief one nonetheless: Formed in the late 80s in Philadelphia, Questlove, Black Thought and The Roots have been ignoring the boundaries of black music for more than two decades, and rejuvenated hip hop in an instrumental flurry that flits effortlessly between jazz, funk, rock, reggae, and even disco. Renowned for revolutionising the sound of hip hop within the live context, The Roots are the house band for Jimmy Fallon, and their studio albums have been equally iconoclastic, reinventing their sound at every opportunity.

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