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Erykah Badu & the Weeknd Rock 2015 Roots Picnic [VIDEOS]

R&B superstars Erykah Badu and the Weekend performed soulful and energetic sets at the 8th annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia on Saturday (May 30).

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The Roots Among Philadelphia Walk of Fame Honorees

The Roots are the most beloved group in hip-hop and the beacon of Philadelphia. Now the City of Brotherly Love is honoring the group with an induction to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame.

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Freddie Gray’s Death Ruled a Homicide, Hip-Hop and R&B Community React

Prosecutors rule Baltimore resident Freddie Gray's death a homicide after he died in police custody after an arrest on April 12. The hip-hop and R&B community share their thoughts about the decision.

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Hip-Hop and R&B Community React to Baltimore Protests

Take a look at what Ciara, Missy Elliott, Bun B, SZA, Vic Mensa and more have to say about the Baltimore uprising following Freddie Gray's death.

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Questlove Calls Out Sofia Vergara on Instagram for Insulting Him [PHOTO]

Questlove doesn’t usually call out people on social media, but being the vocal entertainer that he is, the Roots drummer decided to vent his frustrations on Instagram regarding one hot television actress.

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Rappers and Singers React to Walter Scott’s Fatal Shooting by Police Officer Michael Slager

The video of Walter Scott being gunned down by a South Carolina police officer has shocked the hip-hop and R&B community, with many sounding off on social media and reigniting the conversation of the ongoing problem of police using deadly force on black males -- both young and old.

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Watch Questlove’s Animated Patti LaBelle Soul Food Story [VIDEO]

Just in time for Christmas, Questlove and the good folks at Okayplayer released a holiday-themed video detailing the Roots drummer’s hilarious quest for Patti LaBelle’s famous soul food cooking.

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Questlove Talks Beef Between The Roots and The Notorious B.I.G. [VIDEO]

Believe it or not, the Notorious B.I.G. and The Roots had beef back in the days. Unfortunately, the Philadelphia group couldn't patch things up with the late rapper before his untimely death in March 1997. Drummer Questlove detailed his Biggie story during an episode of the Juan Epstein podcast.

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Pharrell, Rihanna, Nas & More React to Grand Jury’s Decision in Michael Brown Shooting Case

Find out how the music world reacted to the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting case.

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Pharrell, Afrika Bambaataa & Questlove Speak on History of 808 Machines in New Documentary [VIDEO]

Ever wonder where some of your favorite hip-hop beats come from? Well, Pharrell, Questlove and Afrika Bambaataa, among others, are at the center of a new film titled '808,' which explores how the drum and bass machine helped music (especially hip-hop) evolve.

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