One of the best hip hop bands, The Roots, has members that stand among the most talented musicians. They are now working on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” as the bands of the show. You may explore in details below the inception, evolution, achievements and net worth of The Roots in 2019.
The Roots band or group were first founded by the talented Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and the rapper Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter. It was founded by the members in Philadelphia during their schooling days at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Questlove was doing the drums and Tariq was rapping as they were doing street performances back then.
The band’s first name was Radio Activity, which they used at a school show for talents which was their first managed gig. The name changed various times as it was Black, Future and ending with The Square Roots. The middle name, Square, was removed because there was band in the local area whom called them self with that name.
The Roots had a tough start in their town, Philadelphia, so they decided to move to London and release their debut album “Organix” there. The album gave them a great career start as they went on tours for it and they received various offers from labels. After that, beatboxer and rapper Rahzel, and the music producer keyboardist Scott Storch, joined the band and worked on “Do You Want More?!!!??!” album which peaked on multiple charts in the U.S.
The band’s 3rd album, “Illadelph Halflife” achieved even more success as it peaked at 21 on the Billboard 200 chart in US. The “Things Fall Apart” is considered as one of their most important work of all time as it peaked on the Canadian Albums chart other than the U.S.
The Roots latest and newest work is an album named “End Game”. The album has contributions from the music producer Salaam Remi and the hip hop record producer, record executive, DJ, lecturer, and rapper 9th Wonder. Another recent news for the band is that the musical artist Stro Elliot has joined them.
The Roots band have received various awards through their career for their outstanding achievements in the musical industry. They have won a total of 3 Grammy Awards, 3 NAACP Image Awards, among others. The Roots were named by many magazines and musicians as one of the best bands of all time.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American hip hop band The Roots have an estimated net worth of somewhere more than $100 million. The band earned its richness through the albums and songs they worked on. The Roots band earns hundreds of thousands and even millions from the sales of their albums.
The Roots band are one of the top hip hop bands of all time. Their discography contains around a total of 20 different kinds of albums which almost all of them were successful. The Roots band latest album “End Game” has received great reviews.