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Video: The Roots of The Roots - ?uesto and Black Thought Find Out Their African Ancestry

The Roots find out their African ancestry. Is Black Thought from the Mende Tribe? Find out!

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With a simple DNA test people of African ancestry can now trace back exactly where their ancestors came from on the continent - down to the country and even the specific ethnic group. *WILD* ?uestlove and Black Thought got cheek-swabbed and now know their real roots. Does Black Thought come from the mende tribe? Will they go back to Africa to meet their people? Check the video for the answer, and if you wanna know your real roots as well, go to African Ancestry and order your kit.

Video shot by Kevin Ornelas, edited by Allison Swank.

 

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