NBC: “In honor of the Tonight Show’s week in Los Angeles, Jimmy and the Roots parody “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” opening title sequence.”
Okay okay. The Best & Worst lists are coming, slowly but surely. We’ll try to deliver one of these per weekday over the next few weeks. In between juggling my duties for Medium.Com/Cuepoint, regular HipHopSite.Com updates, and DJing, it’s been hard to find the time to do these. So let’s begin with 2014′s best major [cont.]
K.R.I.T. joins The Roots and Raphael Saadiq up at The Tonight Show for this performance of “Soul Food” from his Cadillactica LP. We didn’t forget about reviewing this album, keep your eyes peeled.
Big Sean in New York City addressing the Tonight Show: “Whattup Detroit.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
With Seen It All: The Autobiography in stores now, Jeezy performs at The Tonight Show, with a little help from Future and The Roots.
In honor of the show’s trip to Universal Orlando, Black Thought of the legendary Roots crew drops some bars about Harry Potter.
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.]
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.
From …and then you shoot your cousin.
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.]
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.]
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.
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.
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.
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.]
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.
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