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The Roots

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The Roots, also known as The Legendary Roots Crew, The Square Roots and The Foundation, are an influential, Grammy winning hip hop group based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, famed for a heavily jazzy sound and live instrumentation. Inspired by the "hip-hop band" concept pioneered by Stetsasonic, the Roots themselves have garnered critical acclaim and influenced later hip-hop and R&B acts.


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    [Verse 1: Black Thought]
    Knocked up 9 months ago
    And what she finna have she don't know
    She want neo-soul, this hip-hop is old
    She don't want no rock-n-roll
    The Seed (2.0)  -  1,323,765 plays
    If you were worried 'bout where
    I been or who I saw or
    What club I went to with my homies
    Baby don't worry you know that you got me
    If you were worried 'bout where
    You Got Me  -  868,065 plays
    Yeah, it would be cool it could be too
    Stop running round in circles off of what we fuel
    Living 'em lie, so eventually believing it's true
    A lot of people here for us one could be you
    It's outrageous and they just ain't nothing
    Guns Are Drawn  -  598,484 plays
    Yeah, you go
    Hey you listeners, stop what you're doin' and
    Set it in motion, it's the next movement
    You listeners, stop what you're doin' and
    Set it in motion, it's the next movement
    The Next Movement  -  472,944 plays
    Never do what they do, what they do, what they do
    Yo, yo
    Lost generation, fast paced nation
    World population confront they frustration
    The principles of true hip-hop have been forsaken
    What They Do  -  395,615 plays
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