ILL DOOTS and friends will celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Roots’ Things Fall Apart at World Cafe Live
Philadelphia hip-hop heroes The Roots broke new ground on February 23, 1999, with the release of their album Things Fall Apart. It was the album that produced their highest-charting Billboard hit at that point (“You Got Me”), it was the album that solidified their tastemaker status (the record introduced names like Eve and Jill Scott to wide audiences), and it was an album born of the intense creativity of the Soulquarian music community (featuring collabs with D’Angelo, Common, Erykah Badu, and Mos Def).
Twenty years later, this February 23, a new generation of Philly hip-hop peers will pay tribute to this landmark record with a show downstairs at World Cafe Live. ILL DOOTS will serve as the house band, and have tapped the Hardwork Movement crew, as well as Chill Moody, Khemist, Zeek Burse, Drusef, Emyne, and many more to take turns on the mic to bring Things Fall Apart to life.
Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, January 18th, at 10 a.m., and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, listen to an assortment of songs from Things Fall Apart.