The Roots were nominated for Outstanding Duo or Group in the 2005 NAACP awards.
The Roots were nominated for a MTV2 award for "The Seed 2.0" in 2003.
The Roots were nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for "Star;" nominated for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for "Don't Say Nuthin'." at the 2004 Grammy's.
The Roots were nominated for Best Rap Album for 'Phrenologyin' at the 2002 Grammys.
The Roots won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "You Got Me" (featuring Erykah Badu) at the 1999 Grammys.
The Roots members are all vegetarian.
The Roots are all PETA promoters.
The Roots members consists of Black Thought, ?uestlove, Hub, Kamal Gray, F. Knuckles and Captain Kirk Douglas .
The Roots are also known as The Fifth Dynasty, The Legendary, and The Foundation.
The Roots: Behold, my mental piece could shatter your peace, to pieces, pieces and portions of rhythmic distortion relax me The echos reverb and feedback of reality disturb my peace forcing me to retreat, to the below beneath.
The Roots: Of life I find that the strife behind, that pushes and pulls and pulls and pushes me into all of the bullsh*t that I experience from day to day is the reason.. for my search, or journey, or struggle to find.. the broken pieces of the sign that combine, to form the crooked line that we call.. peace y'all.
The Roots: Tell me what you would do with no phone or pagers, no Kinko's, no Fed Ex and no ATM's.
The Roots: And some might say that it's a waste of time cause ain't no amount of dancing finna break the bondage we go to war and transcend space and time when every record ain't a record just to shake behinds.
The Roots: You know the stakes is high we in the face of drama that's why we can't shake it or escape the problem.
The Roots: Mothers crying too often from they lost child leaving from trying to get over, get under, get even get inside getting, getting dumped, getting greedy we got to get it right it ain't about to be easy.
The Roots: You better pull you goggles up, it's about to get greasy
believe it's on as long as we can still speak freely pages of my life would make it hard to read me I know my people hearing me, holler it you hear me.
The Roots: Its like a game of roulette the barrel revolving they only wanna see us occupying a coffin.
The Roots: Living a lie and eventually believing it's true.
The Roots: Yet some say that I am insane is that not ironic? My soul not sonic as I flow through the tonic.
The Roots: Peaceful minds.. in a land of war seek peace of mind, through mental peacefulness.