The Roots ‘Break Us Off’ Some Kanye, Chief Keef + More At Hangout Fest

by (@fdot415)

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The sun was still bearing down hard on the beach, but the fans still filled the beach area in front of the Chevrolet Stage to capacity to watch The Roots tear it up for an hour of non-stop dance-worthy tracks on Day Two of Hangout Fest.

The Grammy-winning neo-soul hip hop band may be best known now for slow jamming the news as house band for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, but that was the furthest gig from anyone’s mind.

They burst onto the stage and got the crowd swaying with “The Next Movement” from their 1999 critically praised album Things Fall Apart which also spawned hit “You Got Me.” Yes, they also unloaded that goodie on the dance-ready crowd midway through the 12-song set. As The Roots progressed through their discography, you realized just how much great music Black Thought and Questlove have put out there over 14 years, 10 studio LPs, three compilation albums and one live record.