Kamal Gray Composer
James "Kamal" Gray is the keyboardist with American hip hop group The Roots. He is from Philadelphia and has relatives in North Carolina. He joined the band as Scott Storch's replacement in 1995, while he was still in high school. He wrote the popular Roots' tracks "The Next Movement", "Sacrifice", and "Section". His stage name "Kamal" comes from the saying "Come one, come all.
|United States of America|
1.The Roots Soul music, Alternative rock, Jazz, Funk, Rock music, Neo soul, Jazz rap, Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop
The Roots are an American hip hop/neo soul band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The Roots are known for a jazzy and eclectic approach to hip-hop featuring live musical instruments. Malik B., Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, and Josh Abrams were added to the band. Since its first independent album-length release the band has released 10 studio albums, two EPs, two collaboration albums, and also collaborated on recordings and in live shows with a wide variety of artists in many musical genres. The Roots served as the house band on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009 to 2014, and in the same role on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since 2014. The Roots' work has been consistently met with critical acclaim. About.com ranked the band #7 on its list of the 25 Best Hip-Hop Groups of All-Time, calling them "Hip-hop's first legitimate band.
|Bass||1992||August 31st, 2007|
Frank Knuckles" Walker"
|Bass||September, 2007||August, 2011|
|Do You Want More?!!!??!||1995||Studio album|
|Illadelph Halflife||1996||Studio album|
|Things Fall Apart||1999||Studio album|
|The Tipping Point||2004||Studio album|
|Game Theory||2006||Studio album|
|Rising Down||2008||Studio album|
|How I Got Over||2010||Studio album|
|Wake Up!||2010||Studio album|
|Betty Wright: The Movie||2011||Studio album|
|& Then You Shoot Your Cousin||2013||Studio album|