He is also one of the producers of the Broadway musical Hamilton. He has produced recordings for artists including Elvis Costello, Common, D'Angelo, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Jay-Z, Nikka Costa, and more recently, Al Green, Amy Winehouse, and John Legend.
Sure, the Philly hip-hop group led by Trotter and drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson (sporting a new summer hairdo) backed Williams on "Blurred Lines," his overplayed sleazy mega hit with Robin Thicke.
But they reimagined it with fresh verses rapped by Trotter, then segued into a rearranged version of "The Seed 2.0," the Roots' own trademark hit with Cody Chesnutt. Solange preceded the Roots with a shimmery set of artfully mannered alt-R&B on the South stage.
He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots.
The Roots have been serving as the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since February 17, 2014, continuing the role they served during the entire run of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
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