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The Roots: How I Got Over (Mercury/Def Jam)

John Lewis, Metro, 27 June 2010

PHILADELPHIA'S ROOTS aren't really like any other hip hop acts. They're a proper live band, for starters (you might have seen them guesting as the funky house band on Jimmy Fallon 's U.S. TV chat show).

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