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The Roots are an American hip hop band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The Roots currently serve as the house band on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, having served in the same role on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009–2014.

The Roots are known for a jazzy and eclectic approach to hip-hop featuring live musical instruments and the group's work has consistently been met with critical acclaim. ThoughtCo ranked the band #7 on its list of the 25 Best Hip-Hop Groups of All-Time, calling them "Hip-hop's first legitimate band."

In addition to the band's music, several members of the Roots are involved in side projects, including record production, acting, and regularly serving as guests on other musicians’ albums and live shows...

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Black Thoughts (rap and singing vocals), Questlove (drums, backing rap vocals, beatboxing), Kamal Gray (keyboards, backing rap vocals), Captain Kirk Douglas (guitars, singing vocals), Tuba Gooding, Jr. (sousaphone, tuba), James Poyser (keyboards), Ray Angry (keyboards), Mark Kelley (bass, synthesizer bass, Moog), Ian Hendrickson-Smith (flutes, saxophones), David Guy (trumpets), Stro Elliot (beatbox, percussion, sampling, tambourine, keyboards), Jemey Ellis (beatbox, sampling)
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