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the roots
10 April, 2013 3:17 pm

Ghostface Killah teams with The Roots, Adrian Young, Masta Killa, and Killah Priest for this performance from 12 Reasons To Die, hitting next Tuesday.

10 April, 2013 11:47 am

Questlove answers the big question: Will the Roots stay when Jimmy Fallon takes over hosting duties from Jay Leno on the Tonight Show in 2014?

27 March, 2013 1:22 pm

Wale joins The Roots on stage up at Fallon for this performance of his new single with Tiara Thomas, “Bad”.

23 March, 2013 8:05 am

The Roots’ Black Thought, Kirk Douglas and Mark Kelley talk to Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili before their performance at the Samsung Galaxy Sound Stage during the SXSW 2013 festival. Topics include Black Thought’s list of Top 5 MCs of all time, How the new Roots album is coming along as well as which [cont.]

22 February, 2013 1:41 pm

Black Thought of The Roots breaks down the 2013 Oscar nominees for best picture in an original rap.

21 February, 2013 2:02 pm

So dope when The Roots pull shit like this.

16 February, 2013 2:59 am

Don’t believe us? Just watch.

26 January, 2013 1:43 am

In a sequel to 2011′s epic jam session, LargeUp brought some surefire dancehall legends for a history-making session at last month’s Okayplayer Holiday Jam. Fresh off his appearance in Major Lazer’s “Jah No Partial” video, the Dancehall Godfather, Johnny Osbourne, joined The Roots for a performance of his signature tune “Budy Bye,” while the all-star [cont.]

23 January, 2013 4:46 am

No stranger to collaborating with artists outside of their field, like John Legend and Betty Wright, for their next trick, The Roots will release an LP with Elvis Costello. “It was really love at first sight,” ?uestlove told Billboard, in regards to their collaborations with Costello on Late Night. “The second time he came on, [cont.]

4 January, 2013 8:57 pm

Tip performs his smash single from Trouble Man, backed by The Roots.

3 January, 2013 3:33 pm

Lupe Fiasco performs this track from Food & Liquor 2, alongside the legendary Roots crew and vocalist Guy Sebastian.

13 December, 2012 6:38 am

Mack and Ryan rock lavish coats for their performance of “Thrift Shop” w/ The Roots on Jimmy Fallon.

14 November, 2012 4:45 am

Joey Bada$$ joins The Roots on stage at Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon, for a performance of “Waves”.

25 October, 2012 6:58 am

More footage of the Wu up at Jimmy Fallon, this time performing their debut single, “Protect Ya Neck”, backed by The Roots.

18 October, 2012 2:44 am

In a move that couldn’t seem like a more natural fit, The Roots frontman, ?uestlove, will teach a course at New York University next Spring called “Classic Albums”, alongside Universal Music Enterprises VP of A&R, Harry Weinger. This came about after ?uestlove read a review of Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To [cont.]

5 October, 2012 12:55 pm

Another remix from The Robert Glasper Project, Black Radio Rediscovered, which also features collaborations with Mos Def, Little Brother, and Pete Rock.

4 October, 2012 3:59 am

Kendrick performs “Swimming Pools (Drank)” on Jimmy Fallon, backed by the legendary Roots crew.

21 September, 2012 6:22 am

Last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, SNL actress Maya Rudolph appeared, and performed Prince’s classic single “Darling Nikki” alongside the legendary Roots crew and her partner-in-crime Gretchen Lieberum. This wasn’t quite an impromptu performance, as the two make up “Princess”, and are performing a selection of Prince covers tonight at The Brooklyn Bowl [cont.]

14 September, 2012 4:44 am

The Roots will be honored by the city of Philadelphia, with a mural of the group located at the World Communications Charter School, 1433 South Street. Produced by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Project, The Roots thank the city for the honor in the above clip.

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