Drummer for the original all-live, all-the-time hip-hop band the Roots
(Ahmir Thompson) was also arranging and producing Roots
tracks from their 1993 recording debut. He also appeared on or produced for Common
, Dilated Peoples
, and Nikka Costa
, though his first record under his own name, Babies Makin' Babies
, was a mixtape of smooth soul instead of his own productions. He put together a sequel in 2006.