The Roots

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Philadelphia-based ensemble who elevated hip-hop with their use of live instrumentation.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
From the Ground Up
1994 From the Ground Up Talkin Loud / Universal
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Distortion to Static [Vinyl Single]
1994 Distortion to Static [Vinyl Single] Geffen
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Proceed I
1995 Proceed I Geffen
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Silent Treatment EP
1995 Silent Treatment EP Geffen
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What They Do [CD]
1996 What They Do [CD] Geffen
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What They Do [12"]
1996 What They Do [12"] Geffen
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Adrenaline
1998 Adrenaline Universal Special Products
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You Got Me
1999 You Got Me MCA
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Nostramo
1999 Nostramo Nu Black
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The Legendary
1999 The Legendary MCA
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The Next Movements
1999 The Next Movements
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What You Want
1999 What You Want Sony Music Distribution
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Concerto of the Desperado
1999 Concerto of the Desperado Geffen
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Break You Off
2002 Break You Off MCA
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Break You Off [Clean]
2003 Break You Off [Clean]
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Break You Off [Import CD]
2003 Break You Off [Import CD] Universal / MCA
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The Seed
2003 The Seed Universal / MCA
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Seed [UK]
2003 Seed [UK] MCA
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Break You Off [UK CD]
2003 Break You Off [UK CD] MCA
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Don't Say Nuthin
2004 Don't Say Nuthin Geffen
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Stay Cool/Duck Down
2004 Stay Cool/Duck Down Geffen
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Clones
2004 Clones Geffen
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I Don't Care
2005 I Don't Care Universal / MCA
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Don't Feel Right [Single]
2006 Don't Feel Right [Single] Def Jam
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Marathon Man [Remix]
2007 Marathon Man [Remix] Def Jam
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Birthday Girl
2008 Birthday Girl Universal
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How I Got Over [Single]
2009 How I Got Over [Single] Island / Def Jam
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iTunes Live from SoHo
2011 iTunes Live from SoHo
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Wise Up Ghost Remix EP
2013 Wise Up Ghost Remix EP Blue Note
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When the People Cheer
When the People Cheer Def Jam
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Wonderful Christmastime
Wonderful Christmastime Capitol / Virgin EMI
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Wake Up Everybody
Wake Up Everybody Columbia
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Walk Us UPTOWN
Walk Us UPTOWN Blue Note / Universal Music
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My Shot
My Shot Atlantic
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Pre-Game
Pre-Game Universal
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Make My
Make My Def Jam
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Long Time
Long Time Island / Def Jam / Universal
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Doin' It Again
Doin' It Again Def Jam
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Dear God 2.0
Dear God 2.0 Def Jam / Universal
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?uest vs. Knuckles
?uest vs. Knuckles Interscope
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