The Roots Do Pay-Per-View

The Roots will come

to Pay-Per-View on “The Roots Presents,” which kicks off a new concert

series titled The Sonic Events.

The concert was

recorded June 10, 2004 when the group performed at Webster Hall in New York

City to an invitation only crowd.

In addition to

performing selections from their upcoming release The Tipping Point,

The Roots performed songs from their impressive catalog.

Extra performances

by Jean Grae, Skillz, Young Gunz, Martin Luther, Mobb Deep, The Jazzyfatnastees,

Truck North and Mack Dub will be included for viewing pleasure.

The concert was

recorded in High Definition and mastered in 5.1 Surround Sound in anticipation

of the DVD and live companion CD that will follow this year.

"Our goal

was to capture the live performance experience via high definition video by

fusing the artist with the audience reaction utilizing state-of-the-art electronics

and surrounding them with sound," said Charles Pankey, who executive produced

the concert along with The Roots and others. "There was a visceral reaction

to the incredibly clean vocal sounds surrounding the audience. It was loud and

crystal clear as if you were inside the music. By using state-of-the-art equipment

and techniques we give the television audience a bona-fide live performance

experience. You will never forget the quality of this Sonic Event."

“The Roots

Presents” is scheduled to be shown on Pay-Per-View in October.

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