The Rhythm Roots Allstars began in 1998 as the house band for the weekly Rhythm Room at Temple Bar, a popular Los Angeles club that served as the epicenter for underground urban funk, soul, and international music for over a decade. This collective, featuring some of L.A.'s busiest musicians in the scene, is most notable for co-writing and crafting the music for 2017's Grammy-nominated album "And The Anonymous Nobody" by De La Soul, in addition to recording with artists such as Ghostface Killah, Aloe Blacc, Raheem DeVaughn, Afrodisiac Soundsystem and more. Having backed up and supported numerous artists such as De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Brother Ali, and Barrington Levy, to name a few,
Featuring core members of Orgone, Breakestra, The Lions, and Night Owls, in addition to musicians who have worked with artists ranging from Pharell Williams to Ben Harper, Rhythm Root Allstars combine elements of funk, Latin, soul, calypso, Brazilian, dancehall, and afrobeat into a tight-knit groove rooted by their strong history in the L.A. music scene.
It's been a long time coming for Rhythm Roots Allstars' first official solo release, due out December 16th, 2022.