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The Roots' new album ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin is a conceptual art-rap affair, made without any real concern for the marketplace, and so it's not much of a surprise that their latest music…   Read Story »
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith have long found themselves near the top of every celebrity-lookalike listicle, and last week, we learned the news that the two would stage a…   Read Story »
It's not surprising, of course, that the Roots were on The Tonight Show last night. They're on The Tonight Show every night. But yesterday, the group released their expansive, experimental new album…   Read Story »
The Roots recently released their new album ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin and now have a new stop-motion video for the track "Understand." Stop-motion is so entertaining that the medium usually…   Read Story »
As house band on The Tonight Show, the Roots are in the odd position of having full and complete job security. That means they're utterly free to turn their albums into art-rap excursions, which is…   Read Story »
tUnE-yArDs' Nikki Nack came out this week, and last night Merrill Garbus and crew stopped by The Tonight Show to perform "Water Fountain" with the monster couch from the song's Pee-wee's…   Read Story »
The Roots will release their eleventh studio album And Then You Shoot Your Cousin next month. We've already heard "When The People Cheer" and now they've shared "Tomorrow," featuring guest vocalist…   Read Story »
"Move That Dope," the burping, twitching Future/Pusha T/Pharrell/Casino posse cut from Future's new album Honest, is easily my favorite single of the year, in any genre. And last night, Future and…   Read Story »
This week The Tonight Show has booked talent from the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, which goes down in Brooklyn Thursday night. Stevie Nicks was Jimmy Fallon's musical guest tonight;…   Read Story »
Nas's beyond-classic debut Illmatic turns 20 this year, and he's celebrating by releasing a 20th-anniversary reissue and doing the album in full on tour. Last night, he appeared on Jimmy Fallon's…   Read Story »