Nappy Roots

Nappy Roots is an American alternative Southern rap group. The group met in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1995 while attending Western Kentucky University. They are best known for their hit singles "Po' Folks", "Awnaw", "Roun' The Globe" and "Good Day". They were the best-selling hip hop group of 2002. The group consists of Milledgeville, Georgia native Fish Scales and Kentucky natives Skinny DeVille, B. Stille, and Ron Clutch.

The group formed when the members were students at Western Kentucky University.[4] Nappy Roots' debut independent album Country Fried Cess was released in 1998, which led to the group being signed by Atlantic Records. Their first album on Atlantic was 2002's best-selling hip-hop album, Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz. The multi-platinum album featured the hit singles "Headz Up", "Awnaw", and "Po' Folks". The "Awnaw (Remix)" featuring Marcos of P.O.D. appeared on Madden 2003.

In their home state, Paul E. Patton, the governor of Kentucky, sanctioned September 16 as "Nappy Roots Day".

On Friday March 17, Nappy Roots will rock classics for their headline appearance at fellow rapper Kosha Dillz' Oy Vey SXSW showcase @ Latchkey

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Events featuring Nappy Roots

Mar 13, 2023
9:40pm — 10:40pm
Presented by
Music Tech Mash Up powered by Dentity
Mar 17, 2023
11:30pm — 12:00am
Presented by
Kosha Dillz Presents: Oy Vey
Bowling Green, KY
Southern Hip-Hop