The Roots Songs


The Roots ft. Greg Porn - When The People Cheer Artwork

The Roots ft. Greg Porn - When The People Cheer

The Roots’ last solo album, 2011’s undun, chronicled the rise and dramatic downfall of a middleman in the drug trade. On the forthcoming follow-up, the Philly representatives will shift focus to tackle the...Read More

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The Roots ft. Phonte & Dice Raw - One Time Artwork

The Roots ft. Phonte & Dice Raw - One Time

The Roots’ 13th full-length may be an epic concept album following the rise and fall of a youth in the ‘hood, but the ambitious nature of the project hasn’t distracted the crew from their career-long mission...Read More

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The Roots ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Dice Raw - Make My Artwork

The Roots ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Dice Raw - Make My

Can I belatedly put “Hear a Roots and Big K.R.I.T. collaboration” on my bucket list just so I can cross it off? Frankly the thought of the legendary Philly crew and the Meridian, Miss. representer working together...Read More

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John Legend & The Roots ft. Black Thought - Hard Times Artwork

John Legend & The Roots ft. Black Thought - Hard Times

Unless you, I don’t know, hate good music, it was impossible not to get excited when soul crooner John Legend and The Roots officially joined forces for a collaborative album, especially when they started to release DJBooth...Read More

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John Legend & The Roots ft. Common & Melanie Fiona - Wake Up Everybody Artwork

John Legend & The Roots ft. Common & Melanie Fiona - Wake Up Everybody

This is Sunday morning music. The individual sounds of artists like Common, Melanie Fiona, John Legend, and The Roots are as smooth and refreshing as a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. But the combination of all four...Read More

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John Legend

John Legend & The Roots - Our Generation

Despite all the changes that hip-hop has gone through over the years, the art of sampling has never left the music. Heck, Jermaine Dupri and Diddy made careers out of sampling and re-inventing songs (see Dirty Money’s...Read More

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The Roots ft. John Legend - The Fire Artwork

The Roots ft. John Legend - The Fire

If you’ve been binging on the World Cup this past week like a Lindsay Lohan at an open bar and are a little tired of listening to Shakira sing, The Roots are here to kick off your week with some freshness. Their latest...Read More

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The Roots ft. John Legend - Doin It Again Artwork

The Roots ft. John Legend - Doin It Again

Just this past February, I got a text message that was apparently sent out exclusively to Black recipients that read: “It’s Black History Month – recognize your roots and get a relaxer,” (if you don’t understand...Read More

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The Roots ft. Jim James & The Monsters of Folk - Dear God 2.0 Artwork

The Roots ft. Jim James & The Monsters of Folk - Dear God 2.0

The last time The Roots put out a track with “2.0” in the title, it was my favorite record of 2003. Now, here in 2010, The Roots present us with the brand new single off their upcoming album, entitled Dear God 2.0. Dear...Read More

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Ludacris

Ludacris ft. The Roots - I Do It for Hip-Hop

With all apologies to my wedding, I can say that some of the best moments of my life have involved The Roots’ live shows, so when I heard Philly’s finest hip-hop crew had but out a collection of some of their best...Read More

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The Roots - How I Got Over

Whatever your opinion is on Jimmy Fallon’s run as host of The Late Show, there’s no question that the program boasts the best house band in late-night television—and if you, like me, haven’t tuned in since...Read More

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The Roots ft. Saigon & Truck North - Criminal

No matter where in the world you live, racism is prevalent.  For centuries, minorities have been unfairly beaten, shot and tortured because of their ethnicities and unfortunately, as of late, we have sadly been reminded...Read More

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The Roots ft. Wale & Chrisette Michele - Rising Up

Two weeks ago, DJBooth featured The Roots’ new track Rising Down.  Assisted by Mos Def, Styles P, and Dice Raw, the song set the tone for the group’s upcoming eighth album of the same name, a musical depiction of...Read More

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The Roots ft. Mos Def, Styles P & Dice Raw - Rising Down (Hum Drum)

With a highly-anticipated presidential election later in the year (yes, people are looking forward to more than just The Carter III), more and more music will start to become political.  Those who follow hip-hop closely,...Read More

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The Roots - 75 Bars (Black’s Reconstruction)

Believe it or not, hip-hop has not always been a three verse song (featuring a guest artist) with a sung hook and radio friendly bridge.  Although every major record company refuses to push a record with anything but...Read More

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