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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 »
Questlove remembers the exact moment when the Roots became passé. In Mo' Meta Blues, the memoir he published last year, the renowned drummer, bandleader, producer, DJ, and all-around music geek…   Read Story »
Last night was the night Jimmy Fallon finally wrested control of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno's fierce, demonic clutches. And Fallon's first musical guest on the show was a big one: U2, there to…   Read Story »
On Friday night, Justin Vernon sat in with the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, doing a short and funkily reworked version of Bon Iver's "Woods" on the show. But as a treat for the live crowd,…   Read Story »