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Organix (1993)Edit

The Roots - Organix

Organix

  1. The Roots Is Comin'
  2. Pass the Popcorn
  3. The Anti-Circle
  4. Writer's Block
  5. Good Music (Prelude)
  6. Good Music
  7. Grits
  8. Leonard I-V
  9. I'm Out Deah
  10. Essawhamah? (Live at the Soulshack)
  11. There's a Riot Going On
  12. Popcorn Revisited
  13. Peace
  14. Common Dust (featuring Kid Crumbs)
  15. The Session (The Longest Posse Cut in History)
  16. Syreeta's Having My Baby
  17. Carryin' On

From the Ground Up (1994)Edit

The Roots - From The Ground Up

From The Ground Up

  1. It's Comin'
  2. Distortion to Static
  3. Mellow My Man
  4. Dat Scat
  5. Worldwide (London Groove)
  6. Do You Want More?!

Do You Want More?!!!??! (1995)Edit

The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!

Do You Want More?!!!??!

  1. Intro/There's Something Goin' On
  2. Proceed
  3. Distortion to Static
  4. Mellow My Man
  5. I Remain Calm
  6. Datskat
  7. Lazy Afternoon
  8. ? vs. Rahzel
  9. Do You Want More?!!!??!
  10. What Goes On, Part 7
  11. Essaywhuman?!!!??!
  12. Swept Away
  13. You Ain't Fly
  14. Silent Treatment
  15. The Lesson, Part 1
  16. The Unlocking (featuring Ursula Rucker)

Illadelph Halflife (1996)Edit

The Roots - Illadelph Halflife

Illadelph Halflife

  1. Intro
  2. Respond/React
  3. Section
  4. Panic!!!!!!!
  5. It Just Don't Stop (featuring Dice Raw)
  6. Episodes
  7. Push up Ya Lighter (featuring Bahamadia)
  8. What They Do (featuring Raphael Saadiq)
  9. ? vs. Scratch (The Token DJ Cut)
  10. Concerto of the Desperado
  11. Clones (featuring Dice Raw and M.A.R.S.)
  12. UNIverse at War (featuring Common)
  13. No Alibi
  14. Dave vs. Us
  15. No Great Pretender
  16. The Hypnotic
  17. Ital (The Universal Side)
  18. One Shine
  19. The Adventures in Wonderland (featuring Ursula Rucker)
  20. Outro

Things Fall Apart (1999)Edit

The Roots - Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

This album had 5 different covers. The most common cover ('Riot') is shown here. To view the others, visit the album page.

  1. Act Won (Things Fall Apart)
  2. Table of Contents, Parts 1 & 2
  3. The Next Movement
  4. Step Into the Realm
  5. The Spark
  6. Dynamite!
  7. Without a Doubt
  8. Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New
  9. The Next Movement
  10. Act Too (The Love of My Life)
  11. 100% Dundee
  12. Diedre vs. Dice
  13. Adrenaline!
  14. 3rd Acts: ? vs. Scratch 2...Electric Boogaloo
  15. You Got Me
  16. Don't See Us
  17. The Return to Innocence Lost
  18. Act Fore... the End? (hidden track)

The Legendary (1999)Edit

The Roots - The Legendary

The Legendary

  1. Intro/Jusufckwithis
  2. Table of Contents, Part 3
  3. The Ultimate
  4. The Battlestar ?uestacula (Part 3 - the Search for Scratch)
  5. The Next Movement (Live)

The Roots Come Alive (1999)Edit

The Roots - The Roots Come Alive

The Roots Come Alive

Disc 1
  1. Live at the T-Connection
  2. The Next Movement
  3. Step Into the Realm
  4. Proceed
  5. Mellow My Man / Jusufckwithis
  6. Love of My Life (featuring Common)
  7. The Ultimate
  8. Don't See Us
  9. 100% Dundee
  10. Adrenaline! (featuring Dice Raw)
  11. Essaywhuman?!???!!!
  12. Silent Treatment
  13. The Notice
  14. You Got Me (featuring Jill Scott)
  15. Encore
Disc 2
  1. What You Want
  2. We Got You
  3. The Lesson - Part III (It's Over Now)
  4. All I Know
  5. Ya'll Know Who
  6. For the Love of Money

Phrenology (2002)Edit

The Roots - Phrenology

Phrenology

  1. Phrentrow
  2. Rock You
  3. !!!!!!!
  4. Sacrifice
  5. Rolling With Heat
  6. WAOK (AY) Rollcall
  7. Thought @ Work
  8. The Seed (2.0)
  9. Break You Off
  10. Water
  11. Quills
  12. Pussy Galore
  13. Complexity
  14. Something in the Way of Things (In Town)
  15. Silent Hidden Track (20 seconds)
  16. Silent Hidden Track (20 seconds)
  17. Rhymes and Ammo/Thirsty! (hidden track)
  18. Silent Hidden Track (7 seconds)

The Tipping Point (2004)Edit

The Roots - The Tipping Point

The Tipping Point

  1. Star/Pointro
  2. I Don't Care
  3. Don't Say Nothin'
  4. Guns Are Drawn
  5. Stay Cool
  6. Web
  7. Boom!
  8. Somebody's Gotta Do It
  9. Duck Down!
  10. Why (What's Goin On?)
  11. In Love with the Mic (Bonus track featuring Dave Chappelle, Skillz & Truck North)
  12. Din da Da (Bonus track)
  13. Melting Pot (Japan bonus track)

Game Theory (2006)Edit

The Roots - Game Theory

Game Theory

  1. Dilltastic Vol Won(derful)
  2. False Media
  3. Game Theory (featuring Malik B)
  4. Don't Feel Right (featuring Maimouna Youssef)
  5. In the Music (featuring Malik B & P.O.R.N.)
  6. Take It There (featuring Wadud Ahmad)
  7. Baby
  8. Here I Come (featuring Dice Raw & Malik B)
  9. Long Time (featuring Peedi Peedi & Bunny Sigler)
  10. Livin' in a New World (featuring John-John)
  11. Clock with No Hands (featuring Mercedez Martinez)
  12. Atonement
  13. Can't Stop This
  14. Bread and Butter (featuring Truck North) (UK, Japan, iTunes bonus track)

The Best of the Roots - J.Period (2006)Edit

  1. Been Thru the Storm
  2. Come Together F. Zion I
  3. Streets of Philly

Rising Down (2008)Edit

The Roots - Rising Down

Rising Down

  1. The POW Wow
  2. Rising Down
  3. Get Busy
  4. @15
  5. 75 Bars (Black's Reconstruction)
  6. Becoming Unwritten
  7. Criminal
  8. I Will Not Apologize
  9. I Can't Help It
  10. Singing Man
  11. Unwritten
  12. Lost Desire
  13. The Show
  14. Rising Up
  15. Birthday Girl (Bonus track)
  16. The Grand Return (Bonus track)
  17. Pow Wow 2

How I Got Over (2010)Edit

The Roots - How I Got Over

How I Got Over

  1. A Peace of Light
  2. Walk Alone
  3. Dear God 2.0
  4. Radio Daze
  5. Now or Never
  6. How I Got Over
  7. Dillatude: The Flight of Titus
  8. The Day
  9. Right On
  10. Doin' It Again
  11. The Fire
  12. Tunnel Vision
  13. Web 20/20
  14. Hustla

Wake Up! (2010)Edit

John Legend - Wake Up!

Wake Up!

  1. Hard Times (featuring Black Thought)
  2. Compared to What
  3. Wake up Everybody (featuring Common and Melanie Fiona)
  4. Our Generation (The Hope of the World) (featuring CL Smooth)
  5. Little Ghetto Boy (Prelude) (featuring Malik Yusef)
  6. Little Ghetto Boy (featuring Black Thought)
  7. Hang on in There
  8. Humanity (Love the Way It Should Be)
  9. Wholy Holy
  10. I Can't Write Left Handed
  11. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
  12. Shine

Undun (2011)Edit

The Roots - Undun

Undun

  1. Dun
  2. Sleep
  3. Make My
  4. One Time
  5. Kool On
  6. The OtherSide
  7. Stomp
  8. Lighthouse
  9. I Remember
  10. Tip the Scale
  11. Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)
  12. Possibility (2nd Movement)
  13. Will to Power (3rd Movement)
  14. Finality (4th Movement)

Wise up Ghost (2013)Edit

Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghost

Wise Up Ghost

  1. Walk Us Uptown
  2. Sugar Won't Work
  3. Refuse to Be Saved
  4. Wake Me Up
  5. Tripwire
  6. Stick Out Your Tongue
  7. Come the Meantimes
  8. (She Might Be a) Grenade
  9. Cinco Minutos Con Vos
  10. Viceroy's Row
  11. Wise up Ghost
  12. If I Could Believe
  13. My New Haunt
  14. Can You Hear Me?
  15. The Puppet Has Cut His Strings

...and Then You Shoot Your Cousin (2014)Edit

The Roots - ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

  1. Theme From Middle of the Night by Nina Simone
  2. Never (featuring Patty Crash)
  3. When the People Cheer (featuring Modesty Lycan and Greg Porn)
  4. The Devil by Mary Lou Williams
  5. Black Rock (featuring Dice Raw)
  6. Understand (featuring Dice Raw and Greg Porn)
  7. Dies Irae by Michel Chion
  8. The Coming (featuring Mercedes Martinez)
  9. The Dark (Trinity) (featuring Dice Raw and Greg Porn)
  10. The Unraveling (featuring Raheem DeVaughn)
  11. Tomorrow (featuring Raheem DeVaughn)

Songs From Compilations and SoundtracksEdit

Other SongsEdit

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  1. Act Too (The Love of My Life) (Remix)
  2. Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round
  3. Book People Unite
  4. Clap
  5. Concerto of a Desperado
  6. Distortion to Static (Freestyle Mix)
  7. Don't Say Nuthin'
  8. Don't Say Nuthin
  9. Get It on Tonite
  10. Glitches
  11. Hang on in There
  12. Hard Times Come Again No More
  13. Hardware
  14. I Can't Write Left Handed
  15. It's About That Time
  16. It's All About You (Not About Me)(Remix)
  17. Lesson, Pt. 1
  18. Lift Your Fist
  19. Live From the D.J. Stretch Armstrong Show
  20. Love of My Life (Featuring Common)
  21. Lovely, Love My Family
  22. Meiso
  23. Mumia 911 (Diamond D Remix)
  24. Proceed III
  25. Proceed II
  26. Proceed IV (AJ Shine's W/o a Pause Mix)
  27. Proceed V (Da Beatminerz Remix)
  28. Return to Innocence Lost
  29. Rhymes and Ammo
  30. Roots and Aphillyation
  31. Seed 2.0
  32. Silent Treatment (Da Beatminerz Remix)
  33. Stolen Moments Pt. II
  34. Superlyrical
  35. Table of Contents, Pts. 1-2
  36. The Hypnotic (Remix)
  37. The Lesson
  38. The Seed
  39. The Show Must Go On
  40. Theme From Middle of the Night
  41. Thought at Work
  42. Thought@Work
  43. Thought@work
  44. Tonight Again
  45. Ultimate
  46. Water the First Movement/Water the Abyss/Water the Drowning
  47. Wholy Holy
  48. Why
  49. Ya' All Know Who!
  50. You Don't See Us

Additional information

Years active:

1987-present

Band members:
  • Black Thought
  • Questlove
  • Kamal Gray
  • F. Knuckles
  • Captain Kirk Douglas
  • Damon "Tuba Gooding Jr." Bryson
  • James Poyser
  • Mark Kelley
Former members:
Genres:
Record labels:

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