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|Also known as||The Legendary Roots Crew, The Fifth Dynasty, The Square Roots|
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Genres||Hip hop, neo soul, jazz rap|
|Labels||Def Jam, DGC, MCA, Interscope Geffen A&M, Okayplayer|
Captain Kirk Douglas
Damon “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson
Ian Hendrickson-Smith (added for The Tonight Show)
David Guy (added for The Tonight Show)
|Josh “Rubberband” Abrams|
Frank “Knuckles” Walker
Kenyatta “Kid Crumbs” Warren
The Roots are an American hip-hop/neo soul band, formed in 1987 by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The Roots are known for a jazzy and eclectic approach to hip-hop featuring live musical instruments. Malik B., Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, and Josh Abrams were added to the band (formerly named “The Square Roots”).
The Roots currently serve as the house band on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.