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The Roots (Official Website)
The Roots is a Philadelphia hip hop/neo soul band formed in 1987. They are known for a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop. The band has released 10 studio albums, two EPs, two collaboration albums, and have collaborated with a wide range of artists from different genres. On March 2, 2009, The Roots became the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Jazzyfatnastees, vocal duo comprised of Tracey Moore (left) and Mercedes Martinez. They wrote and co-produced their debut album The Once and Future in conjunction with members of The Roots. Helping to feed the neo-soul movement, the duo started Black Lily (Film & Music Festival), "A Women in Music Series." The series acts as a showcase for neo-soul artists including Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, & Bilal. In addition to their own works, they have toured with & sung background vocals for The Roots.