As most of you know, the Roots are the greatest band in late night TV. They have made Late Night with Jimmy Fallon a huge success, and have also indicated that they are likely to follow Jimmy when he moves to take over the Tonight Show in a couple of years.
One audience favourite bit is “Freestylin with the Roots”. Jimmy goes into the audience, asks for some random facts, and then suggests a style of music that the Roots must perform the track in. Black Thought kills it, as always, but it’s also amazing how quickly the rest of the group is able to come up with a perfect sounding musical accompaniment.
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But the big shocker? The Roots have a platinum album!
Now I know what you’re thinking. It’s not How I got over (although I love the album). Instead, their 1999 opus Things Fall Apart just went platinum.
14 years after release.
It’s a huge accomplishment, and blows my mind that it hasn’t happened till now. Congratulations to the Roots!