Yesha Callahan

Saturday Morning Videos: The Roots

One of my favorite hip-hop groups/bands and personally, I put them as one of the best ever are The Roots. They never swayed from their formula of making what they felt was true hip-hop. They practically put Philly on the map when it came to hip-hop music. But as with everything, good things do come to an end eventually. Last night at the Chicago concert, ?uest announced their (temporary) retirement with a projected date of March 2009. Take a look at the You Tube below.

Whether you were a fan or not, for the past 18 years, The Roots were and will always be a hip-hop staple and innovators. In the present day of the “Bust It Baby”, “Super-Man Dat Ho” hip-hop rejects, it was always good to know that there were artists out there who didn’t feel the need to fill the airwaves with misogyny, negativity and the like.

The Roots – Rising Up (Feat. Wale & Chrisette Michele)

  1. November 15, 2008 - Reply

    The can’t retire. I have yet to see them in concert yet!
    Damn man, I been listening to these cats since day one. And as a matter of fact, its the only thing I listen to in the ride (with the exception of Lupe Fiasco) when I leave the house. They are no doubt the best GROUP in hip hop for their originality. That, plus the fact that Black Thought has always been underrated makes them unique. I’ll miss them on the scene, but with their music being timeless, I’m glad I have their entire discography…live shows included.

    • November 16, 2008 - Reply


      Now, did you BUY that entire discography? LOL

  2. November 15, 2008 - Reply

    Oh please let them have ONE MORE L.A House of Blues show!!!

    • November 16, 2008 - Reply


      I’m hoping after this leg of their European tour, that they’ll do a few smaller shows to kick off the retirement!

  3. November 16, 2008 - Reply

    Dang, I heart the Roots! ?uestlove and Black Thought are the hotness…I hope they change their mind.

    • November 16, 2008 - Reply


      As of now, it seems to be set in stone 🙁

  4. November 17, 2008 - Reply

    in love any folks that can read, write music and play instruments

  5. November 19, 2008 - Reply

    yeah i’m sad about them retiring to do that late night show for a while because live they are the best that ever did it. but you cant hurt them for wanting to evolve… they will be the best house band that tv has ever seen

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