The Roots are legendary. The band, formed in 1987 by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson in Philadelphia have a career that spans longer than the lives of most of their fan base. They’ve worked with artists throughout their career including John Legend, Roy Ayers, Jennifer Hudson, Chrisette Michele, Common, Mos Def, Saigon, Styles P, Talib Kweli, Wale, Dice Raw, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Peedi Crakk and many others.

With the release of their 13th studio album, “Undun,” via Def Jam Records on December 6, 2011, Cando was tapped by the okayplayer team to build out and scale their existing site.

Within a short period of time, Cando’s team burned through a few nights and the weekend to deliver. What is now accessible at theroots.com is a platform in which they can continue to provide their fans with more exclusive content, videos and the latest/greatest news on the band.