The Roots

Questlove To Tina Fey: Why Can’t We Be Friends?

We're outsourcing Where's The Beef? today to Videogum to address ?uestlove's critical comments on Tina Fey's inability to bond with her Philly peers. Kelly, take…
Corban Goble | January 10, 2012 - 1:08 pm
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The 10 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2011

Back in the day, when two artists didn't like each other, they'd deal with it in relatively low-profile ways: A snippy backstage comment, or a…
Tom Breihan | December 29, 2011 - 10:19 am
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The 10 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2011

Our annual list of late night television's best performances has quickly become an annual exercise in big-upping Jimmy Fallon's music talent booker. Way to go,…
Amrit Singh | December 22, 2011 - 10:37 am
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Rufus Wainwright Brings “Minuit, Chrétiens” To Fallon

On last night's episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Rufush Wainwright sang "Minuit, Chrétiens," the French version of the Christmas song "O Holy Night,"
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2011 - 10:57 am
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NBC Will Now Screen Roots’ Walk-in Music

One of the real joys in Jimmy Fallon's late-night run has been the Roots' choices of jokey, thematically appropriate walk-in songs for Fallon's various celebrity…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2011 - 12:25 pm
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Roots Bring undun To Work

The Roots took a couple of undun tracks to their day job -- or night job, depending how you look at it -- including the…
Corban Goble | December 7, 2011 - 2:34 pm
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Stream The Roots undun

The Roots have been building toward undun for a little over a month now, supplying weekly videos for undun tracks as well as sharing three
Corban Goble | November 29, 2011 - 4:00 pm
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Jimmy Cliff Covers Rancid’s “Ruby Soho”

If you were a high school punk at any point in the 1990s, Rancid's "Ruby Soho" is a song that's running through your veins at…
Tom Breihan | November 29, 2011 - 3:57 pm
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The Roots – “Redford”/”Possibility”/”Will To Power” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Roots' new album undun is a concept album about a man named Redford Stephens, and as it turns out, that particular concept comes from…
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2011 - 11:40 am
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The Roots – “Sleep” Video

You'd think they'd slip on Thanksgiving week -- and nobody could blame them -- but the fact that the Roots came through with a video…
Corban Goble | November 22, 2011 - 12:56 pm

The Roots – “Stomp” (Feat. P.O.R.N.) Video

The Roots are rolling out a new video and track from their upcoming concept LP undun each Tuesday and this week's edition comes in the…
Corban Goble | November 16, 2011 - 9:29 am
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Betty Wright & The Roots – “Grapes On A Vine” (Feat. Lil Wayne)

For her new album Betty Wright: The Movie, the '70s soul legend teams up with the Roots, whose ?uestlove co-wrote and co-produced the entire album.
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2011 - 3:52 pm
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The Roots – “Tip The Scale” Video

In the buildup to the December release of the Roots' concept album, undun, the legendary rap collective is putting out a video every Tuesday at…
Corban Goble | November 8, 2011 - 4:48 pm
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The Roots – “Make My” Video

In director Clifton Bell's video for the Roots' new single "Make My," one guy gets shot a whole fuckload of times, and that's pretty much…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2011 - 4:03 pm
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Watch Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon’s “History Of Rap” Part 3

Justin Timberlike returned to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to provide another "History Of Rap" medley, this time covering everything from Run DMC's "King Of…
Corban Goble | October 31, 2011 - 9:06 am
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Bon Iver, ?uestlove Unhappy With Rolling Stone

Yesterday, we posted a fairly random and goofy list of Bon Iver's five favorite rap verses, which main man Justin Vernon had compiled for the…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2011 - 9:24 am
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The Roots – “Make My” (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

On the heels of an album announcement -- undun, a concept album about the life of a man named Redford Stephens is out 12/6 --…
Corban Goble | October 17, 2011 - 2:55 pm
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Pearl Jam – “Olé”

You knew Pearl Jam wasn't going to let their 20th anniversary nostalgia-fest end without breaking us off with some new shit, right? Last night, the…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2011 - 9:24 am
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tUnE-yArDs Makes Late Night Debut On Fallon

You could see this tUnE-yArDs performance on Fallon with Questlove and Black Thought coming from a year-and-a-half away, when @Questo tweeted "omfg!!!!! watching tune-yards on…
Amrit Singh | August 2, 2011 - 10:29 am
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How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am
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