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Like your funky beats delivered by live musicians rather than samplers and DAT machines? Philadelphia’s Roots features two rappers backed by a four-piece band into jazz, soul, and old-school hiphop. Together since the late ’80s, the band only recently released its debut effort, Do You Want More?!!? Local openers 3LG will be celebrating the release of their own new CD (they don’t rely on canned sounds, either) at 10 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $6. (202) 667-7960. (SK)