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Throwback Thursday: The Roots Live In NYC, Phrenology Tour [2003]

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

The obsessive documenters of live music over at Funkit blog recently blessed us with this incredible series of The Legendary Roots Crew playing four different shows (with four different guitarists) on their Phrenology tour back in 2003--storming through New York, Germany and the  The Netherlands (North Sea Jazz Festival) like a cotdamn musical hurricane. Actually that's not even an exaggeration--while they were in Europe, the Legendary played the Hurricane festival in Scheessel, Germany. And, in the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we thought we would share it with you. Watch The Roots tear up NYC's Roseland Ballroom in the first clip, below (featuring guest appearances from Nice & Smooth, Brand Nubian, and Special Ed among others--scroll down for the set list) and then click through for the rest of the clips, including an interview for German TV and audio downloads for most of the shows.

01. Rock You

02. Thought At Work

03. Swept Away

04. The Next Movement

05. Quills

06. Proceed

07. Act Too… Love of My Life

08. Panic!!!!!

09. What You Want

10. Water

11. The Seed (w/ Cody ChesnuTT)

12. Silent Treatment (reggae version)

13. You Got Me

14. Drum & percussion duet

15. Peter Piper [Run DMC cover]


Black Thought – MC

?uestlove – drums

HUB – bass

Kamal – keys

Scratch – human beatbox

F. Knuckles – percussion

Ben Kenney – guitar