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the roots
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.

13 May, 2014 2:06 pm

The Roots’ new album, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, will hit stores on May 19th. Today, we have a full stream of the album, courtesy of Pitchfork. The tracklist is as follows: 1. “Theme From The Middle Of The Night” (performed by Nina Simone) 1:27 2. “Never” (featuring Patty Crash) 3:54 3. “When The [cont.]

7 May, 2014 1:34 pm

Official lyric video for The Roots “When The People Cheer” off …and then you shoot your cousin in stores May 19th on Def Jam.

27 April, 2014 10:24 am

New music from the legendary Roots crew’s upcoming album, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, hitting May 20th.

15 April, 2014 4:19 am

The Roots long-awaited new album, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, will see release May 20th. Here is a look at the album cover.

9 April, 2014 12:38 am

The Roots new single off their upcoming album, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, coming soon on Def Jam Recordings. Bonus, watch The Roots perform “One Love” and “The World Is Yours” with Nas and Q-Tip on The Tonight Show. On the Tonight Show (!).

25 February, 2014 6:01 pm

What would Johnny Carson say!?!? From “the biggest album of the year”, Mastermind, due March 4th.

18 February, 2014 8:48 pm

Jimmy Fallon kicks off his run on The Tonight Show with this sketch about the evolution of hip-hop dances, with a little help from The Fresh Prince and The Roots.

9 February, 2014 7:35 pm

As Jimmy Fallon closes out his run on Late Night to move himself and The Roots to The Tonight Show, 2 Chainz performs “Outroduction”, appropriately.

7 January, 2014 6:53 pm

One entry that did not make our Best Independent Albums of 2013 list, but should have, is Dice Raw’s Jimmy’s Back. Reason being, the album dropped in mid-December, and was in our review backlog, and we’re just getting to it now (Editor’s Note: expect a lot of leftover 2013 reviews this month). The legendary Roots [cont.]

3 November, 2013 8:22 am

Big Sean performs his collab with Cudder and Nasir Jones from Hall Of Fame. Nas is absent, but he’s backed by the legendary Roots crew.

3 October, 2013 8:39 am

THUNDERCAT recently sat in with The Roots for a full episode on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. See the web exclusive of “Heartbreaks + Setbacks” below.

11 September, 2013 10:38 am

As you may have heard, the coolest crew in hip-hop music, The Roots, have teamed with Elvis Costello for a release on Blue Note called Wise Up Ghost. NPR, naturally, has dibs on the full album stream. Check it out right here.

7 August, 2013 4:35 am

2 Chainz performs his Pharrell-produced single on Jimmy Fallon, backed by the legendary Roots crew.

3 August, 2013 7:10 am

Jimmy just alerted us that it’s been 14 years since Goodie Mob released an album together; that’s true for all four members. Age Against The Machine due August 27th.

27 July, 2013 3:56 am

The original version, with Kendrick Lamar, appears on The Wack Album, available now.

24 July, 2013 11:49 pm

A simple lyric visual from the Elvis Costello & The Roots collaboration “Wise Up Ghost”. Directed by Mariana Blanco.

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