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The Roots: Astoria, London WC2

Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, 1 May 1999

YEAH, THE Roots are live hip-hop, but that ain't what makes 'em special. What makes The Roots special is just how good their itchy, firebrand hip-hop is. Never mind that their new Things Fall Apart album is one of those 'sleeper' LPs that'll smoothly sneak its way into end-of-year lists, in concert The Roots defiantly take the struggle to the people.

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