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On Friday night, the guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon were David Beckham, Inside Comedy host David Steinberg, Busta Rhymes, and a whole mess of NFL players. But for many of us, the coolest…   Read Story »
ScHoolboy Q landed on our latest Best Songs Of The Week with "Break The Bank," but it was another Oxymoron cut, the Chromatics-sampling "Man Of The Year," that the Black Hippy rapper took to Late…   Read Story »
Jazz drummer/hip-hop producer/occasional rapper Karriem Riggins released his 34 track album Alone/Together last year, and it is arguably one of the most memorable instrumental records of 2012.…   Read Story »
M.I.A. stopped by 6A last night to perform "Come Walk With Me" with the Roots, but not before talking to Jimmy Fallon about the time she embarrassed herself in front of them at a Japanese club. It's…   Read Story »
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's Pearl Jam Week has already brought us PJ covers from the grungy/rootsy team of Chris Cornell and the Avett Brothers and the Foxy/Grizzly pairing of Robin Pecknold and…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, Elvis Costello and the Roots joined forces for a collaborative LP, Wise Up Ghost. While their unexpected union is already enough of a music nerd's delight, listening to Costello…   Read Story »
On the heels of the release of his sophomore album Apocalypse this summer, Thundercat stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last week to sit in with the Roots. He also performed a web exclusive…   Read Story »
One nice thing about being the house band on a TV show: When you've got some new shit out, you get to do a nice amount of promotion for it. The Roots, who have a plum day job at Late Night With Jimmy…   Read Story »
The first thing to understand about Wise Up Ghost is that it isn't a vanity project. Yes, the new LP, released yesterday on Blue Note, is a full-length collaboration between Elvis Costello and the…   Read Story »
Elvis Costello and the Roots first worked together on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon stage, and now they've teamed up to make the surprisingly seamless collaborative album Wise Up Ghost, on which…   Read Story »