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the roots
16 December, 2014 1:33 pm

Rawse invades the Tonight Show in promotion of his new album, Hood Billionaire, inviting K. Michelle and performing with The Roots. Hips don’t lie.

11 December, 2014 1:20 pm

Makonnen stunts on Fallon performing his Grammy nominated (!) hit “Tuesday.” Bonus, check out the young lover on Ebro In The Morning in the second clip.

9 October, 2014 12:31 pm

Nas and The Roots perform the first track from Illmatic. Straight out the fuckin’ dungeons of rap to the Tonight Show. Starts at the 8-minute mark.

28 September, 2014 2:06 am

The campaign to end extreme poverty by 2030, MSNBC presents the Global Citizen concert event in NYC, featuring performances from Jay Z + Beyonce, The Roots, as well as No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, and Fun. Watch Jay and Bey perform “Forever Young” below, then head here to see the rest, if you feel so inclined.

5 September, 2014 1:27 pm

With Seen It All: The Autobiography in stores now, Jeezy performs at The Tonight Show, with a little help from Future and The Roots.

19 June, 2014 5:07 pm

In honor of the show’s trip to Universal Orlando, Black Thought of the legendary Roots crew drops some bars about Harry Potter.

16 June, 2014 12:15 am

Dave Chappelle gives an amazing interview to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, discussing his history with The Roots, meeting Kanye West before he was a star, and hearing Jay-Z’s The Black Album for the first time, with Common and Talib Kweli. He also speaks on his upcoming Radio City Music Hall performance with Nas [cont.]

11 June, 2014 5:01 pm

The official recap of the 7th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia May 31, 2014. Check out the highlight reel, as well as a performance of “Lodi Dodi” by Snoop Dogg, backed by the legendary Roots crew.

11 June, 2014 3:15 pm

From …and then you shoot your cousin.

2 June, 2014 12:00 am

Here are some of the best and most talked about moments from Hot 97′s Summer Jam 2014. Action Bronson had arguably the most raw, hip-hop set of the show. Going straight into the crowd to perform. You may have heard about 50 Cent showing the crowd “how to rob”, as he beats up and steals [cont.]

28 May, 2014 5:23 am

The worst Roots album is still better than roughly 90% of whatever other modern hip-hop records you are listening to. …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, their highly experimental, conceptual, and exceptional eleventh album is far from their worst record, however many may initially see it that way. The information age – or, scratch that [cont.]

22 May, 2014 5:42 pm

On this episode of Mista Montana and Menace’s UK based show, Conspiracy Worldwide Radio, they speak with Forbes’ senior editor Zack O’ Malley Greenburg about the secret Wu-Tang album, as well as segments with The Roots, Dice Raw, Sage Francis, Murs, Dillon Cooper, M-Eighty, Vanderslice, and more. Five hours.

21 May, 2014 3:43 pm

Jimmy’s in-house band are the musical act on last night’s episode, with special guests A-Trak and the Metropolis Ensemble, in promotion of their new album, …and then you shoot your cousin. This bold performance may just have put all other Fallon performances to shame.

20 May, 2014 3:13 pm

Questlove and Black Thought sit in with in The Breakfast Club, to speak on their new album, …and then you shoot your cousin, in stores now. 35 minutes.

19 May, 2014 4:55 pm

Black Thought and Quest Love of The Roots made their way to Shade 45 for a special Town Hall Discussion with Sway and Hip Hop Nation. In this special sit-down, both Philly natives opened up about their careers and go in-depth about their journey. With Quest behind the turn-tables, they burst into improv performances and [cont.]

19 May, 2014 2:51 pm

The Roots took the stage at The Public Theater in NYC May 13 + 14 for a theatrical presentation of their new album …and then you shoot your cousin. The album is in stores now.

18 May, 2014 10:47 pm

Official video for The Roots “Understand” off …and then you shoot your cousin in stores May 19th. Directed by Joe Baughman.

15 May, 2014 7:02 pm

In part 2 of Sway’s sit down with The Roots on Hip Hop Nation’s Townhall at Shade 45, Black Thought and Quest Love chopped it up with the Sway in the Morning leader. 10 years ago The Roots performed with Jay Z at an Unplugged performance, that was deemed controversial. It wasn’t usual that a [cont.]

15 May, 2014 5:39 pm

Questlove and Black Thought talk The Roots album, playing on Jimmy Fallon, and avoiding the Solange topic on The Angie Review.

14 May, 2014 11:26 pm

Last night, Sway sat with Quest Love and Black Thought of The Roots on behalf of Hip Hop Nation on Sirius XM. In this quick clip, we see Quest behind the turn-tables, as Black Thought spits.

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