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Down to The Roots

Geoffrey Himes, Chicago Tribune, 22 July 2001

TO UNDERSTAND WHY the Roots are the world's best live-on-stage hip-hop act, you have to look past the front line of rappers and check out the rhythm section in the back, especially drummer Ahmir-Khalib "?uestlove" Thompson. Everything in the group starts with the beats, and the beats start with Thompson.

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