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the roots
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.

3 July, 2013 4:02 am

Questlove writes, “Guess What Just Got Mastered Kids? The New #WiseUpGhost by Elvis Costello & The Roots. Gotta say this sounds incredible!”, and posts the accompanying image, outlining the album’s tracklist. Look for the release September 17th on Blue Note Records.

22 June, 2013 4:30 am

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots have some fun, based on viewer requests.

20 June, 2013 5:19 am

Here’s a closer look at The Roots Picnic, featuring highlights from The Roots, Trinidad James, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Solange, Naughty By Nature, and more.

25 May, 2013 4:00 am

J. Cole joins The Roots on Late Night to perform his new single, “Power Trip”, from the June 18th release, Born Sinner.

19 May, 2013 8:12 am

The Roots & De La Soul peform a few classics on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

26 April, 2013 3:02 am

Kwel preps for Prisoner of Conscious with an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, alongside Bilal and The Roots.

24 April, 2013 11:48 am

What is largely considered The Roots best LP, 1999′s Things Fall Apart, has finally been certified platinum by the RIAA, selling over 1 million copies. ?uestlove took to Twitter to make the announcement, stating: “It took 14 years…..don’t let it be said that dreams don’t come true. #platinum,” and then Instagramming the pic below. Congrats [cont.]

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