The Roots are without doubt one of Hip-Hop's greats - principally a live band and when BlackPlastic says live, it means it: If you have never listened to a Roots record they are a revelation - live instruments stand in for the DJ that stands in for live instruments on most hip-hop records and the Things Fall Apart album is easily one of the best records of all time.
Please take a minute to read this article over at The Guardian - it basically sounds like they're getting fucked by the label. There's a first folks.
Please don't let a great band die - the new album Rising Down is out on Monday. Why not lay down a tenner on it and help sustain something great? And whilst you're at it pick-up Things Fall Apart and Phrenology - you'll thank us.