The Roots

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The Roots are an American hip hop/neo soul band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The Roots are known for a jazzy and eclectic approach to hip-hop featuring live musical instruments. Malik B., Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, and Josh Abrams were added to the band (formerly named "The Square Roots").

Since their first independent album-length release, the band has released 10 studio albums, two EPs, two collaboration albums (with other artists), and also collaborated on recordings and in live shows with a wide variety of artists in many musical genres. The Roots served as the house band on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009 to 2014, and in the same role (and accompanying show guest artists) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since 2014.

Pieces performed by this act
Holidays parodies 2015 (released )
Subjects of pieces performed: Black Friday (1), Christmas (1), Hanukkah (1), mashed potatoes (1), North Pole (1), pumpkin pie (1), reindeer (1), Santa Claus (1), stuffing (1), Thanksgiving (1), turkey (1) and wishbone (1)
Comedic styles in pieces performed: imitation (1), observational (1) and spoof (1)
Musical styles in pieces performed: hip hop (1), pop (1), rhythm & blues (1), soul (1) and uptempo (1)
Musical instruments in pieces performanced: bass guitar (1), drums (1), guitar (1), keyboard (1), piano (1), trombone (1) and trumpet (1)
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