Performers: The Roots
Sunday, June 26 @ 8P/7C
The Roots are one of the most progressive, contemporary rap acts to come from the 1990's. Despite the seemingly old-fashioned practice of functioning as a rap band with several live instrumentalists, The Roots continue to remain uber creative. They've gone platinum and gold with successive studio releases and a number of Grammy Awards as well.
It's also worth noting that even after gaining a nightly nationwide audience through a close partnership with television host Jimmy Fallon and their place as the band on The Tonight Show, they continued to challenge listeners and other musicians with works free of genre restrictions.