Playing tracks by
The Roots, The Roots & John Legend, Sly & The Family Stone, Stetsasonic, DJ Jazzy Jeff and more.
Backtracking is a unique archive show for Roundhouse Radio from Nick Taylor and Grace Huber, rediscovering the roots of great music from the past and present.
This time around we turn our attention to The Roots. A true class apart from so many of today's hip-hop acts, The Roots' brand of masterful live hip-hop truly marks them out as one of the most exciting and innovative acts around.
This show features the funky origins of The Roots' sound, classic old-skool hip-hop courtesy of Stetsasonic and Jungle Brothers and a fine selection of soulful hip-hop geniuses affiliated with The Roots. Also look out for a brilliant take on Bob Marley, The Roots' tribute to J Dilla and Nick making overblown declarations of at least two people being the "best.....of all time"