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The ROOTS PRESENT - A High Definition Television Experience

"The world's undisputed greatest Hip-Hop band is The Roots" - Vibe Magazine

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Nashville, TN - July 8, 2004 -The Roots Present was recorded at Webster Hall in New York City, with a VIP-invitation-only audience on June 10, 2004. The legendary Roots crew performed some of their classics as well as new cuts from their 'The Tipping Point,' CD to be released July 13 from Geffen Records. The blazing set includes The Roots collaborating with up and coming artists: The Jazzyfatnastees, Truck North and Mack Dub, as well as hot underground stars like Jean Grae, Skillz, and Martin Luther along with hit makers Young Gunz and special guests Mobb Deep.

The show features The Roots performing tracks from "The Tipping Point" CD. Sunrise cut a one hour program for MTV2 which premiered on July 11, 2004. A 30 minute version of the program aired on MTV1 during Backstage Pass week July 26. The full concert aired on InDemand Pay-Per-View in November. The event was captured in High Definition and mastered in 5.1 Surround Sound for a DVD and a live companion CD release on January 18, 2005 with exciting extras for Hip-Hop fans worldwide.

"The state-of-the-art EV audio used on the production far exceeded anyone's expectations. It was remarkable how clear the sound was considering we were at 120db for most of the concert" said Producer/Director Robert Swope. "We captured the live performance via high definition by fusing the artist with audience reaction utilizing state-of-the-art electronics and surrounding them with sound."


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