A 10 song primer that should serve as an introduction to the Illadelphâ€™s legendary Hip Hop band for those that sleptâ€ŚThe Roots (formerly known as The Square Roots) have been in existence as a band for 30 years now. They were founded by high school acquaintances Ahmir â€œQuestloveâ€? Thompson and Tariq â€œBlack Thoughtâ€? Trotter who added members and built up a fanbase after years of playing out, honing their craft and finding their sound.
A 10 song primer that should serve as an introduction to the Illadelph’s legendary Hip Hop band for those that slept…The Roots (formerly known as The Square Roots) have been in existence as a band for 30 years now. They were founded by high school acquaintances Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter who added members and built up a fanbase after years of playing out, honing their craft and finding their sound.
There are several examples of the dynamic at play between two competing entities where one takes a previously existing format, innovates in it thus forcing the current industry leader to adapt as the new upstart gains more and more ground in that space. It happened back when the AFL competed with the NFL and again when the ABA competed with the NBA. Difference being in both of these examples, the competing leagues merged and the newer league’s innovations were adopted into the final product.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".