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Tuesday, 21 January 2014
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " THE ROOTS " THIS PHILADELPHIA GROUP SHOWED THE WAY FOR LIVE RAP, FOCUSING ON LIVE INSTRUMENTATION AT THEIR CONCERTS : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Though popular success has largely eluded the Roots, the Philadelphia group showed the way for live rap, building on Stetsasonic's "hip-hop band" philosophy of the mid-'80's by focusing on live instrumentation at their concerts and in the studio. Though their album works have been inconsistent affairs, more intent on building grooves than pushing songs, the Roots' live shows are among the best in the business.