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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 »
In their capacity as the Tonight Show house band, the Roots don't exactly need to keep making albums, but they're doing it anyway. The long-running Philly group has just announced plans to release…   Read Story »
The Roots are having a big year, having just been promoted from Late Night house band to Tonight Show house band. And now they've announced plans to bring their Roots Picnic festival back to…   Read Story »
"The Devil Is A Lie," Rick Ross's new Jay Z collab, is a harder and more anthemic song than either Ross or Jay has any business making at this late-career date. And last night, appearing on Jimmy…   Read Story »