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Nappy Roots Play the Late Show

July 21st, 2010


In 1995 six guys from Western Kentucky University formed the Southern hip-hop group Nappy Roots. They got their start making music at a local record shop/recording studio and soon enough, their debut disc, Country Fried Cess, came out in 1998. Watermelon, Chicken and Gritz, most notable for the hit single “Po’ Folks,” followed in 2002. They’ve since released two more albums, and their most recent—and second as a quintet—The Pursuit of Nappyness, dropped in June. Check out their new tunes and get your weekend started right when Nappy Roots (above, in their TV show reel) play the late show on Friday night at Mercury Lounge.