GRAMMY Rewind: Watch The Roots And Erykah Badu Gleefully Win Their First GRAMMY in 2000
Before the Roots were omnipresent on NBC’s "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," the Philly hip-hop heavyweights led by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson were a hungry, ambitious crew notable for incorporating live instruments and jazzy textures into an often sample-based form.
For the latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, watch as the crew wins their first GRAMMY for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group at the dawn of the new millennium. The band took home the award for “You Got Me” from their classic 1999 album Things Fall Apart. In the clip, they and their Soulquarians collaborator Erykah Badu elatedly accept the award with smiles visible from space.