The Roots

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Questlove Challenges Musicians to Write More Protest Songs

The drummer makes a plea for more songs that question what’s going on in the world in light of Ferguson, Eric Garner verdicts.

12/04/2014

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Dej Loaf Debuts ‘Try Me’ With Help From The Roots on ‘Tonight Show': Watch

Dressed in a wrap-around sweater and a pair of glitter slip-on sneakers, the Detroit rapper showed us exactly why Drake is such a fan.

11/25/2014

Flavor Flav (L) and Chuck D of Public Enemy (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Public Enemy to Reissue Deluxe Editions of ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’ & ‘Fear of a Black Planet’

Two of the pioneering hip-hop group’s most revered full-lengths are getting the deluxe treatment for the holidays.

10/31/2014

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Meghan Trainor Brings Booty Back With a Little Help from Jimmy Fallon & The Roots: Watch

With kiddie instruments in hand, Trainor, Fallon and The Tonight Show band, The Roots put a cutesy spin on the sassy body empowerment anthem.

09/05/2014

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Questlove Remembers Robin Williams and the Two-Minute Moment That Meant The World To Him

With a photo of Williams from Mork & Mindy, The Roots drummer shared this Instagram post.

08/12/2014

Questlove (Getty Images/Jason Merritt)

Questlove Defends Iggy Azalea, Calls ‘Fancy’ the Song of the Summer

Questlove is speaking out in defense of Iggy Azalea’s brand of hip-hop and even calling her Charli XCX-assisted song “Fancy” a “game-changer” for the genre.

07/24/2014

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The Roots’ Longtime Manager and Producer, Richard Nichols, Passes Away at 56

He transformed the Roots from a Philly act into a national mainstay.

07/18/2014

(Ben Watts for Def Jam Records)

Watch the Roots’ Post-Apocalpytic Take on America in ‘Never’

For the first music video from their new concept album, the Roots have been crafted a rather conceptual visual from director Dano Cerny. The track is one of the more nihilistic on an already dark album and the video does not deviate.

06/11/2014

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Live: The Roots Debut ‘…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin’ With NYC Performance Art Piece

Last night (May 13) at New York’s Public Theater, fans of The Roots gathered for a performance by the legendary hip-hop group showcasing their upcoming album, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, due out next Tuesday (May 19). But no one seemed to know exactly what the performance was going to be.

05/14/2014

(Ben Watts for Def Jam Records)

The Roots to Drop New Album, Hear First Single ‘When the People Cheer’

How do they do it? The Roots are Jimmy Fallon’s house band on “The Tonight Show” all week long and apparently have been keeping themselves occupied in the off hours with a new album.

04/08/2014

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