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The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

The Roots perform at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots performed live at Friday Night Live at the pool at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this week (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

The Roots are a hip hop band from Philadelphia. Their debut album was released in 1993 and they have collaborated with a wide range of artists including Roy Ayers and Cody Chesnutt. The Roots have generated a great deal of critical acclaim and influenced numerous rap and R&B acts. In March, 2009, The Roots began a tenure as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Current band members include Questlove, “Captain” Kirk Douglas, Black Thought, Kamal Gray and Damon “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson.

Our thanks to Las Vegas photographer Erik Kabik for these great concert and backstage photos.

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots backstage at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots backstage at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots backstage at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots backstage at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The Roots backstage at The Hard Rock Hotel
The Roots backstage at The Hard Rock Hotel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com