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(Present) 'The Roots - Inspired by the “hip-hop band” concept pioneered by Stetsasonic, the Roots themselves have garnered critical acclaim and influenced later hip-hop and R acts.' (Last.fm, 2012)

(Present) 'The Roots - Inspired by the “hip-hop band” concept pioneered by Stetsasonic, the Roots themselves have garnered critical acclaim and influenced later hip-hop and R acts.

TONIGHT! Tune in tonight @22.00 CET for another edition of Brute Live; Thursday Bruut Mix with dj Edwin Valent.  This week: 22.00-22.30 hrs - UK Grime Mix 22.30-23.00 hrs - Tribute to Beastie Boys!!! | www.brutebeats.com | BruteBeats, Your Real Hip Hop Station!

Relive all their best tracks and some great archival interviews on the Beastie Boys J Files with Caz Tran, from Thursday 23 April.

The Roots, American hip-hop band. Their work has been repeatedly met with critical acclaim, and they are best known for hits You Got Me, What They Do, Proceed, Adrenaline!, The Seed 2.0, & Wake Up, Everybody. They currently perform as the house band on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. They have won 4 Grammys & 3 NAACP awards. About.com ranked them #7 on its list of the 25 Best Rap Groups of All-Time, describing them as "Hip-hop's 1st legitimate band."

The Roots are an American Grammy Award-winning hip hop/neo soul band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

As music constantly changes the presentation of style also change. He carries his thoughts and passion about life in his music. Which many urban American youth aspire to do.

As music constantly changes the presentation of style also change. He carries his thoughts and passion about life in his music. Which many urban American youth aspire to do.

9 Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew, "The Show"/"La Di Da Di" (1985)

Questlove's Top 50 Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

Hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/16654/1/dazed93-a-tribe-called-quest

#Dazed93: A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest was Hip-Hops first great Rap group, and was pioneering sampling methods and other Hip-hop defining techniques. Without Tribe, we wouldn't have the Hip-Hop we now know today.

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