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Music video by The Roots performing What They Do. (C) 1996 Geffen Records. What They Do (Album Version).

The Roots founded the company Okayplayer, and released The Tipping Point in 2004. In 2006, The Roots signed to Def Jam, and released Game Theory under Def Jam and Rising Down in 2008; the band's album How I Got Over was released in 2010. The Roots released two live concert albums, the first being The Roots Come Alive in 2000, and the next The Roots Present in 2005. 1996: "Concerto of the Desperado". 1996: "What They Do". 1999: "You Got Me". 1999: "The Next Movement". 1999: "What You Want". 2002: "Break You Off".

The Roots are an American hip hop band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The Roots currently serve as the house band on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, having served in the same role on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009–2014.

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Taken from The Roots‘ classic third album Illadelph Halflife, this video (with its subtitles) sarcastically critiques the ‘bling bling’ cliches that already started dominating Hip Hop videos back in the mid-1990’s. Written by Daily Video. Classic Hip Hop videos, brought to you by HHGA.

What They Do" lyrics. Yo, yo Lost generation, fast paced nation World population confront they frustration The principles of true hip-hop have been forsaken It's all contractual and about money makin Pretend-to-be cats don't seem to know they limitation Exact replication and false representation You wanna be a man, then stand your own To MC requires skills, I demand some

Watch the video for What They Do from The Roots's Illadelph Halflife for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Chorus: (saadiq) what they do, what they do, what they d. .what they do, what they do, what they d.Verse one: Yo. ead the full lyrics for What They Do. Discuss these lyrics on MetroLyrics.

The Roots - Слушайте The Roots на Deezer. Благодаря потоковой трансляции музыки на Deezer вы можете слушать более 53 млн треков, создавать свои плейлисты и делиться любимыми песнями с друзьями. Fallon brought The Roots with him to the new show projecting the band to superstar status in America. The band are a popular component of the show although their performances have not been without controversy. When US congresswoman Michele Bachmann was a guest on the show the band heralded her appearance by playing a brief snippet of the Fishbone track 'Lying Ass Bitch', the ensuing furore nearly resulting in the band's dismissal from the show.

What They Do. Artist: The Roots. Album: Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Roots, Vol. 1, 2005. This song is by The Roots, features Raphael Saadiq and appears on the album Illadelph Halflife (1996).


A1 What They Do (Clean) 4:33
A2 What They Do (LP Version) 5:57
A3 What They Do (Instrumental) 5:57
B1 Respond / React (Clean) 5:44
B2 Respond / React (LP Version) 5:13
B3 Respond / React (Instrumental) 5:44


  • Co-producer – Black Thought (tracks: B1 to B3), Grand Negaz (tracks: A1 to A3), Raphael Saadiq (tracks: A1 to A3)
  • Mixed By – Bob Power
  • Producer – Brother ?uestion* (tracks: A1 to A3), Kelo (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Remix – ?uestlove* (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Vocals – Raphael Saadiq (tracks: A1 to A3)


© 1996 Geffen Records Inc.
This version comes in a plain black sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): PRO-A-1047-DGC-A-GL1, DGC-12-22227-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): PRO-A-1047-DGC-B-GLI, DGC-12-22227-B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GED 22181 The Roots What They Do ‎(CD, Maxi) Geffen Records GED 22181 Europe 1996
DGCCS-19407 The Roots What They Do ‎(Cass, Single) Geffen Records DGCCS-19407 US 1996
WGFST 22240 The Roots What They Do ‎(12", Promo) Geffen Records WGFST 22240 UK 1996
PRO-A-1047 The Roots What They Do ‎(12", Promo) Geffen Records PRO-A-1047 US 1996
GFST 22240 The Roots What They Do ‎(12") Geffen Records GFST 22240 UK 1996

The Roots - What They Do FLAC album
What They Do
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