Rootwords

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Rootwords is an award winning rap artist from Zambia.

Raised in Switzerland, Rootwords began singing at the age of 16. He studied international law but dropped out to pursue music in 2007. He released his first solo album in 2014.

Since winning the renowned M4 Music Urban Award, as well as multiple other accolades, the lyricist has become a favourite of Swiss music lovers and more - having graced the stages of many regional and international festivals with his live band The Block Notes; including Paleo Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Rototom Sunsplash, Reggae Sun Ska, and Selvamonos Festival.

In 2016, in an effort to support UNHCR in response to the refugee crisis, Rootwords teamed up with jazz composer John Aram and virtuoso Jacob Collier for a humanitarian collaboration with the intention of raising money and awareness to the cause, while sharing a message of hope through the music.

Rootwords released his second opus, Warning Signs on 23 March 2018.

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Layer Cake (feat. Dubmatix)
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Rootwords added 4 new videos

Rootwords - All Good (Official Music Video)
Rootwords - Miss Q. (Official Music Video)
Rootwords - Django (Official Music Video)
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House Dat Shit
It Feels Right (Original Mix)
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Najavibes
Parcours
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Layer Cake (feat. Dubmatix)
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House Dat Shit
It Feels Right (Original Mix)
04:12
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Najavibes
Parcours
03:54
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KT Gorique
Wild RMX
03:11
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No Filter
00:30
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The Same
00:30
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Clockwork
00:30
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Bad Bitch
00:30
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Diaspora
00:30
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Waumfwa
00:30
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Warning Signs
00:30
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The Great Wall
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Back Off Me
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Somdanger Freestyle
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Children's Story
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Blue Sapphire
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WARNING SIGNS Album Snippets (Mix by DJ Fat Daddy)
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A Matter of Time
00:30
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Blue Sapphire
03:30
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A Matter of Time
03:21
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All I Want
00:30
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The Cure
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Layer Cake feat. Dubmatix
03:52
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My Identity feat. Larynx
02:24
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Your Kingdom feat. ChaCha
03:27
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Voodoo feat. Blitz The Ambassador
03:05
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She
02:44
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Move feat. Muthoni The Drummer Queen
04:05
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Just Say It
04:11
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Keep On
03:06
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Get Busy
02:54
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Your Game
02:32
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Deep (feat. Lyn M)
03:29
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Heavy Work Load
02:22
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The Box
02:06
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Freedom Of Speech (feat. Denham Smith)
03:25
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Cold Crush
03:46
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Mwansa
02:42
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What's Going On
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I Love This Game
03:42
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Django
03:28
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Miss Q.
02:35
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Fresh
03:59
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Get Up (Feat. Larynx & Keumart)
03:34
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Just Amigos (Bonus Track)
03:08
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All Good
02:16
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What You Want
03:43
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She Had Me
02:45
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I'm Gone (Back in a Minute) feat. LaMeduza
03:38
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Reprezent
03:41
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Say It
03:52
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Life's a Journey
03:30
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All I Want
03:48
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Against the Grain
03:24
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Let's Go
03:22
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Between the Line (feat. Raldo)
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Videos

Rootwords & The Block Notes - Live Trailer
Rootwords & The Block Notes - Balelec 2018 (Blue Sapphire)
Rootwords - Diaspora (Audio)
Rootwords - Back off Me (Audio)
Rootwords - Somdanger Freestyle feat. Robin Thirdfloor (Audio)
Rootwords - The Same (Audio)
Rootwords - Waumfwa (Audio)
Rootwords - The Great Wall feat. J-Fever (Audio)
Rootwords - No Filter (Audio)
Rootwords - Children's Story (Audio)
Rootwords - Clockwork (Audio)
Rootwords - Warning Signs (Audio)
Rootwords - Bad Bitch (Audio)
Rootwords - Blue Sapphire (Audio)
Rootwords - A Matter of Time
Rootwords & The Block Notes - Live excerpts
Rootwords & The Block Notes - SADC Tour 2017
Rootwords - Layer Cake feat. Dubmatix
Rootwords - My Identity feat. Larynx
Rootwords - Your Kingdom feat. ChaCha
Rootwords - Voodoo feat. Blitz The Ambassador
Rootwords - She
Rootwords - Move feat. Muthoni The Drummer Queen
Rootwords & The Block Notes - Paleo Festival 2015 - Recap
Rootwords - Just Say It (New Single) - Audio
Rootwords - The Box (Official Music Video)
Rootwords and The Block Notes - Live Trailer 2014/2015
Rootwords - Freedom of Speech feat. Denham Smith (Official Music Video)
Rootwords & The Block Notes - Denim (Live at Festival Au Bord de l'Eau)
Rootwords & The Block Notes - All Good (Live at Festival Au Bord de l'Eau)
Get Up (feat. Larynx & Keumart) - Rootwords / EP : All Good (2013)
All Good - Rootwords / EP : All Good (2013)
I Love This Game - Rootwords / EP : All Good (2013)
Django - Rootwords / EP : All Good (2013)
MissQ - Rootwords / EP : All Good (2013)
Fresh - Rootwords / EP : All Good (2013)
Just Amigos - Rootwords / EP : All Good (2013)
Between the Line (feat. Raldo) - Rootwords / EP : Press Rewind to Begin (2011)
I'm Gone (feat. LaMeduza) - Rootwords / EP : Press Rewind to Begin (2011)
Let's Go - Rootwords / EP : Press Rewind to Begin (2011)
Life's a Journey - Rootwords / EP : Press Rewind to Begin (2011)
Say It - Rootwords / EP : Press Rewind to Begin (2011)
Reprezent - Rootwords / EP : Press Rewind to Begin (2011)
Rootwords - Keep On (Official Music Video)
Rootwords - The Rush (Album Teaser 2)
Rootwords - The Rush (Album Teaser 1)
Rootwords - Django (Official Music Video)
Rootwords - All Good (Official Music Video)
Rootwords - Miss Q. (Official Music Video)
Rootwords and the Block Notes - Against the Grain (Live on RTS)
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