The Roots

Watch Migos Join The Roots For A Pair Of Ridiculous Tonight Show Performances

Migos' weirdly mournful trap banger "T-Shirt," a single from their stellar new album Culture, might be my favorite song of 2017 thus far, and it…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2017 - 9:12 am

The Week In Pop

Ed Sheeran Is The King Of Pop

The first track on Ed Sheeran’s new album is a rap song. This is not surprising given Sheeran’s fondness for hip-hop; the versatile English singer-songwriter…
Chris DeVille | March 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Watch Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz Perform With The Roots, Play Password With Keri Russell & Aaron Paul On Fallon

2 Chainz and Gucci Mane are two of the most charming people in all of rap music, and they got a chance to show that…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2017 - 9:56 am

Roots Picnic 2017 Lineup

After bringing their Roots Picnic festival to New York last fall, the Roots are returning to their old Philadelphia stomping grounds for the annual summer…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2017 - 11:04 am

Watch The Roots Perform NBA Musical The Evolution Of Greatness At All-Star Game

The Roots opened up this year's NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans with a star-studded production of an NBA-themed musical. Entitled The Evolution Of Greatness,…
Peter Helman | February 19, 2017 - 10:06 pm

Watch Jimmy Fallon, Paul McCartney, & The Cast Of Sing Perform “Wonderful Christmastime” A Cappella

Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show has produced another fun a cappella one-off. Whereas last year Fallon got the cast of The Force Awakens to sing the
Chris DeVille | December 21, 2016 - 9:05 am

Watch Riz Ahmed Rap About Star Wars On The Tonight Show

Riz Ahmed is one hell of an actor, and later this year, he'll follow up his memorable star turn as Naz on The Night Of
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2016 - 11:23 am

Watch Nintendo Composer Shigeru Miyamoto & The Roots Play The Super Mario Bros. Theme

Shigeru Miyamoto is the video game designer and producer who created Super Mario. Last night, he joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show to chat…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 8, 2016 - 10:16 am

Watch The Roots, Busta Rhymes, & Joell Ortiz Do Hamilton’s “My Shot” On The Tonight Show

Last week, Lin-Manuel Miranda released The Hamilton Mixtape, on which famous rap and pop stars took on the songs from Miranda's hit Broadway musical Hamilton
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2016 - 9:13 am

Watch Car Seat Headrest Play The Tonight Show With Members Of The Roots

In Teens Of Denial, Car Seat Headrest made one of the best indie rock albums of the year. And when you make one of the…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2016 - 8:39 am

Watch Metallica, The Roots, & Jimmy Fallon Play “Enter Sandman” On Toy Instruments

We have officially reached the point where Metallica, the kings of '80s thrash, have become adorable. Tomorrow, Metallica will release their proudly old-school new album…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2016 - 8:47 am

Watch Daveed Diggs & Black Thought Rap About Voting On Fallon

Back in spring, when he was still waiting to win his Tony for Hamilton, clipping. rapper Daveed Diggs showed off his fast-rap skills on The
Tom Breihan | November 8, 2016 - 9:28 am

Watch Alicia Keys Perform “Blended Family” With Young M.A & The Roots On Fallon

Alicia Keys just released her new album Here, and last night, she stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform her single "Blended
Peter Helman | November 5, 2016 - 11:19 am

The Roots – “My Shot (Rise Up Remix)” (Feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz, & Nate Ruess)

Yesterday, Lin-Manuel Miranda announced the details of The Hamilton Mixtape, the all-star tribute to his hit Broadway musical, which will feature a whole ton of…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2016 - 9:43 am

Watch Phil Collins Sing His First Two Singles With The Roots

Phil Collins has been pretty active lately for a living legend at 65. Collins' memoir Not Dead Yet -- in which he called out Paul
Collin Robinson | October 26, 2016 - 10:20 am
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