The Roots

Luckily, Thompson has designs larger than lunch, and Trotter s game is wider than women. Thompson is a jazz drummer and Trotter is an MC, and decides to create music together. They can t afford turntables, microphones, or DJ equipment. But then again, they are secretly glad about their dollar deficiency--their collaborations wouldn't have that something-from-nothing spirit that built hip-hop and rock. So, Trotter rhymes over Thompson s rented drum kit. Eventually, they call themselves the Square Roots, and Thompson adopts the name ?uestlove and Trotter takes on Black Thought. [+]