Around the world crowds love me, from doing tours
Recipient of applause from all of you and yours
Creator of original sounds to send to stores
You take home to absorb and sweat it out your pores
Black Thought is saying that The Roots work harder than all of the fakes, phonys, and wannabes that are ruining the rap game.
The Roots tour a lot (when not playing for Jimmy Fallon) and are considered an excellent live band and recieve plenty of acclaim. AND when they aren’t touring, they are making original, new music for you to actually listen to.
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