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the roots
7 December, 2011 1:56 am

K.R.I.T. talks his Mississippi origins, while The Roots speak on their new LP, undun, in stores today.

30 November, 2011 2:37 pm

The Roots new LP hits stores on December 6th. Here it in it’s entirety right now, courtesy of NPR.

29 November, 2011 5:54 pm

Another one off undun, due December 6th. Download  

24 November, 2011 7:58 pm

211112313135 by YardieGoals No Lil’ Wayne appearance, but how about back-up by The Roots? Better deal.

23 November, 2011 7:23 pm

So, The Roots got the unlucky gig of playing the song for Republican presidential hopeful / crazy-eyed killer, Michelle Bachmann’s, entrance on Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon the other night. They spoke through their music, playing a cover of Fishbone’s “Lyin’ Ass Bitch”. Touche’. “The performance was a tongue-in-cheek and spur of the moment decision. [cont.]

23 November, 2011 5:01 pm

First tune off undun, ft Aaron Livingston (Icebird) produced by Hot Sugar. Video Directed, Shot & Edited by Clifton Bell for http://www.ghettonerd.com.

16 November, 2011 5:24 pm

Another one from undun, hitting next month. Directed by Clifton Bell.

10 November, 2011 1:37 pm

Unexpected collaborative record from Betty’s November 15th LP, Betty Wright: The Movie. ?uestlove co-wrote and co-produced the album.

9 November, 2011 3:11 pm

From The Roots’ forthcoming undun LP. Video Directed, Shot & Edited by Clifton Bell for http://www.ghettonerd.com. undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redford’s internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays [cont.]

9 November, 2011 11:00 am

1. The Un 2. Sleep 3. Make My (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.) 4. One Time (Feat. Phonte and Dice Raw) 5. Kool On (Feat. P.O.R.N.) 6. The Other Side 7. Stomp (Feat. P.O.R.N.) 8. Lighthouse 9. I Remember 10. Tip The Scale (Feat. Dice Raw) 11. Redford (For Yia Yia & Pappou) 12. Possibility 13. Will [cont.]

5 November, 2011 3:52 pm

First of four videos from The Roots’ undunLP, due December 6th. A new video will be released every Tuesday until the LP drops.

31 October, 2011 2:07 pm

Third time’s a charm? JT and JF run through hits from Run DMC, LL Cool J, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, De La Soul, JJ Fad, Sir Mix-A-Lot, etc, etc.

28 October, 2011 7:01 am

On August 31st, The Roots and Captain Morgan met up in NYC to remix a track from one of the Captain’s new TV spots. Video above, audio below. Download  

26 October, 2011 2:31 pm

?uestlove spoke to Billboard yesterday, spilling details on The Roots next LP, Undun, as well as work on D’Angelo’s long-overdue comeback LP. “We actually completed [the album] at five [o'clock] this morning, so it’s officially done,” ?uestlove tells Billboard.com’s The Juice of “Undun.” “It’s essentially a biographical narrative about Redford Stephens. Stephens [is] a composite [cont.]

18 October, 2011 4:48 pm

First single from the December 6th release (!) of The Roots undun LP, the group’s first concept album. Single is due on Itunes November 1st. Meanwhile, here’s the tracklist for undun as well. 1) Sleep 2) Make My ft. Big K.R.I.T. 3) One Time 4) Kool On 5) The Jump 6) Stomp 7) Lighthouse 8 [cont.]

1 August, 2011 6:37 am

The Roots back up G.O.O.D. Music recording artist Big Sean for a performance of “I Do It” and “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” live on Jimmy Fallon.

21 July, 2011 6:13 pm

Money Making Jam Boy, Sugar Tongue Slim, will make his solo debut, with The Illustrious. The 16 track album will be a free release, featuring 16 tracks, including collaborations with Black Thought, Yelawolf, Farnsworth Bentley, Ski Beatz, Alchemist, Will Power, and The Knux. Here’s the first selection… [Audio clip: view full post to listen] LISTEN: [cont.]

21 July, 2011 4:33 pm

Jimmy and Justin live out their fantasies of being rappers and run through another multitude of hip-hop classics in the second volume of their “History of Rap” performances. Brother ?uestion on the drums. Word to my man with the broken neck at the 4:28 mark.

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