THE ROOTS (BLACK THOUGHT ) - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 271840
Sale Price $81.00
THE ROOTS: BLACK THOUGHT. Photograph signed: "BT". Color,
8x10. PETA publicity photograph. Captioned at lower margin: "The Roots/Do
it for your Health Do it for the Animals". The Roots, which is also known as The
Legend/The Legendary, The Fifth Dynasty and The Foundation, is a Grammy
Award-winning hip hop group based in Philadelphia. Black Thought (MC
vocals) was an original member of the group, which was formed in 1987.
Known for its innovative lyrics and live instrumentation, The Roots has
found critical acclaim and influenced later hip-hop and R&B artists. The
versatile Black Thought (born Tariq Trotter) himself has influenced rappers
such as Big Daddy Kane, Kool G. Rap and Nas. The Roots, which won the 1999
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo of Group for "You Got Me"
(which also featured Erykah Badu), has also been nominated for Grammys for
Best Rap Album (Phrenology, 2002), Best Urban/Alternative
Performance for "Star" (2004) and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or
Group for "Don't Say Nuthin'" (2004), and the group was named one of the
"twenty greatest live acts in the world" by "Rolling Stone" magazine in
2003. In addition to Black Thought, current members of the group include
?uestlove (Ahmir Thompson, drums), Hub (Leonard Nelson Hubbard, bass guitar),
Kamal (keyboards), Knuckles (percussion) and Captain Kirk (Kirk Douglas,
guitar). Minor surface creases (not evident head on). Fine
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