The Roots Come Alive

by The Roots

(1999) UNI/MCA

Personnel The Roots are a hip hop group consisting of 3 MCs: Black Thought, Malik B., and Dice Raw. They are backed by Kamal on keys/guitar, Hub on bass, and ?love on drums. The Roots also have Rahzel, the human beatbox, and Scratch, a human turntable.
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Description This CD is a compilation of live performaces by the Roots. It captures the raw energy and the flow of their shows.
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On 8/17/2000, Inactive Member posted:
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This record is off the hook. The only thing that could make this album better would be more songs. If you've ever seen the Roots live, you know how intense their shows are, and this album totally captures that intensity. Kamal, although he does no guitar work on this, does a great job on keys, and for a hip hop group, the musicianship is pretty incredible. Black Thought, holds it down on the mic with the illest rhymes around now. Hub does some crazy bass work (it's even phatter live), ?love, of course keeps a steady beat. Scratch, who makes it to more shows that Rahzel, really adds to the energy level with his human turntablism (or whatever). If you like hip hop, PICK THIS DISC UP