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The Roots is a hip-hio band from Philadelphia, United States. The band was founded in 1987 by Black Thought as MC and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson on drums, who were later joined by various musicians to complete the lineup. The band's debut album was released in 1993 under the name Organix, and already with this work, The Roots got the attention of the music industry. The band has since been highly valued for its alternative hip-hop and powerful live shows.