If you’ve ever heard of The Roots, you know their drummer, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, is a huge Soul Train fanatic. Questlove went on Okay Player and remembered his first non-musical or blood related hero, Don Cornelius. In the piece, ?uestlove says, his bag of hard drives of Soul Train episodes have caused trouble for him […]
What can be said about The Roots that hasn’t already been said? Everyone knows they are the go to band for rappers wanting to experiment with live instrumentation. Need we remind you of their performances with Jay-Z for his Unplugged show in 2001 and his Fade to Black concert film? The Philadelphia bred hip-hop musicians […]
The Legendary Roots crew will be dropping a new studio album, undun, on November 6, 2011. Check out the first song “Make My” featuring labelmate Big K.R.I.T. The Roots “Make My” featuring Big K.R.I.T. by okayplayer RELATED POSTS: The Roots’ “undun” Tracklist Black Thought Eager To Perform With Nas At Roots Picnic ?uestlove Wants You […]
Despite having busy schedules, The Roots have been hard at work in the studio and are promising fans a new album by this December! From performing as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to recently hosting a Pre-Emmy Awards jam session, the legendary crew has returned with their latest musical creation, a […]
The Roots will kick off Philadelphia’s annual celebration of Black Music Month with their fourth-annual Roots Picnic on June 4th. The event will take place at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia, PA. Black Thought, lead MC of The Roots spoke to TheUrbandaily.com about one of the Summers best shows. […]
Last night while Charlie Sheen was putting on quite a display of crazy on CNN, ?uestlove announced via Twitter the rather eclectic line-up for the 4th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia. This year the Philadelphia hip-hop heroes will share the stage with The Grammy’s pick for Best New Artist, Esperanza Spalding, Wiz Khalifa, and Mr. […]
It was 1991 all over again last night on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” as Bell Biv DeVoe took the stage to perform their hit single “Poison” for the broadcast. The group, who performed with The Roots backing them up, also performed “Do Me” as a web exclusive.
On the Valentines Day episode of Chris Rock‘s HBO talk show in 1997, D’Angelo performed with an all-star band including Raphael Saadiq, ?uestlove of The Roots, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and the late Chalmers “Spanky” Alford. The quintet, which was unofficially known as Linwood Rose, performed D’Angelo’s hit single “Lady.”
Hip-Hop needs more movies and less trailers for music videos. Thankfully someone had the foresight to document The Roots while they are still together as opposed to trying to piece them together after a break-up. 25 Reasons We Love Michael Jordan During The Legendary Roots Crew’s acclaimed Hennessey Artistry Tour, where they were joined on […]
Los Angeles area underground hip-hop collective Odd Future (aka OFWGKTA*) took over the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon set for what might be one of the wildest performances in LNJF history.
John Legend is slated to return to the studio with the man who helped make him one of the biggest names in R&B, Kanye West. Legend says that he’s already begun work on the as-yet-untitled album.