Re: The Roots? Any other good Hip-Hop and R&B bands out there?
Mos Def is great. I am not a super huge hip hop fan but here's some of the groups that I have always thought were undeniably good within the genre: Digable Planets, Pharcyde, Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Digital Underground, De La Soul, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, and of course the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy. Anyway, all these groups have great songs, inventive lyrics, and of course infectious grooves.