Enjoy The Roots and Erykah Badu‘s 17-minute ode to hip-hop with Freeway, YG, and The LOX at the 2015 Roots Picnic in Philly.
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Watch prolific Philly emcee Black Thought (of The Roots) perform at an intimate and exclusive charity event New York City on Thursday.
Brooklyn emcee Joey Bada$$, BJ The Chicago Kid, and The Roots delivered a very a smooth rendition of “Like Me” for ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’
Iggy Azalea is not criticized because she has a vagina, she’s criticized for being a modern-day Jim Crow era-inspired minstrel without the blackened face.
UK-based illustrator Ali Graham has transformed The Roots’ Black Thought, ?uestlove, and Captain Kirk Douglas into every ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ fan’s favorite tree-like beings: The GRoots.
Black Thought and Questlove of the legendary hip-hop band The Roots recently sat down with Sway Calloway to discuss their 25 year journey and their new album, ‘And Then You Shoot Your Cousin…’
What is funk music? You’re about to find out tonight when VH1 premieres Finding The Funk, a documentary that journeys through the roots of the music genre that bridges R&B and hip-hop. Tune in at 10pm EST/9pm CST.
Talib Kweli has revealed the official tracklisting for his forthcoming sixth solo album ‘Gravitas,’ which features appearances by Roots frontman Black Thought, Philly songbird RES, rappers Raekwon and Rah Digga, guitarist Gary Clarke Jr. and more.
A gripping official trailer has surfaced for Sundace darling ‘Fruitvale Station,’ which tells the story of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, killed by a BART police officer in 2009.
Justin Timberlake continues his return to music with his first solo concert in several years at a New Orleans charity concert during Super Bowl weekend.
Q-Tip is joined by The Roots and Talib Kweli for an epic jam session style version of A Tribe Called Quest’s “Electric Relaxation” at the Okayplayer Holiday Jam 2012.
Following a New York City opening this month, Victoria Mahoney’s critically-acclaimed film, ‘Yelling To The Sky,’ released to iTunes, Amazon, Roku and all other video on demand outlets, and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray February 5, 2013.
Yelling To The Sky, the highly-acclaimed Victoria Mahoney film, opened in New York City on December 14th, and will soon release to iTunes, Amazon, Roku and all other video on demand (VOD) outlets. The film is still playing in two theaters: Cinema Village (22 East 21st Street) and Imagenation (2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd).
?uesto drums up some 3D color in ADCOLOR’s new PSA for its 2012 ADCOLOR® Awards and Industry Conference. The TBWA/Chiat/Day NY-created and Mark Zibert-directed spot features The Roots drummer picking out his signature ‘fro and going immediately into a percussion session that evokes color into the black and white clip, while he talks about his beginning influence: his father.
Continuing our Black Music Month features, we’ve collected artwork and designs inspired by legendary Roots’ drummer, DJ and producer Ahmir Thompson, better known as Questlove.
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) will be hosting its Shuffle Culture event with ?uestlove of The Roots. Also, there’s a “secret” ?uestlove/Jay-Z project coming soon, so we’re keeping our eye out for that.
The Roots is truly the hardest working band we’ve ever seen, releasing a video of their contribution to a new film, ‘Soundtrack For a Revolution,’ which tells the story of the African-American Civil Rights Movement through its powerful music — “freedom songs.”
The minute you tell me that Jill Scott has a new song my eyes widen and a few snippets of my favorite Jill songs speed through my brain. “Shame,” which features Eve — a femcee we’ve been wanting to hear something new from for a while, premiered on stupiddope.com — one of my favorite sites. As I read into the background on the track, it was described as able to “bring rays of sunshine.”