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"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 »
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 »