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Ludacris — A Day in the Life
Promoting an album is tedious. Having spent months/years writing, recording, mixing and mastering a record, everything hinges on its promotion, the media attention it garners, and the impact of its marketing. Needless to say, this is the part of the process that artists least enjoy...
Questlove Debates ‘Beyonce Is the New Michael Jackson’
Roots drummer and music director Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson has set the Internet ablaze-again-with a recent Twitlonger essay on why, to him, Beyonce is the new Michael Jackson. The topic originated in the wake of Jackson's June 2009 death when Quest, hip-hop journalist Dream Hampton and Fu…
The Roots’ ‘How I Got Over’ Out in June
After months of taunting patient fans, the Roots have finally announced an official release date for their long overdue album 'How I Got Over.' According to a Thursday night (March 4) tweet from drummer and producer Questlove, the group's ninth studio album will finally hit stores on …
Questlove Hints at Run-DMC Reunion at Annual Roots Picnic
Roots drummer Questlove took a few minutes backstage at 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' on Monday (Mar. 1) to make a special announcement about this year's 3rd Annual Roots Picnic.
The legendary Roots crew were celebrating their one year anniversary performing on the late night talk show when Quest t…
J Dilla Remembered in Stussy Documentary
In honor of the late James "J Dilla" Yancey, the Stussy clothing company has produced a three-part documentary short on the Los Angeles years of the Detroit native. Yancey is widely considered one of the most influential producers in the history of hip-hop, working with such artist…
Hip-Hop Community Reacts to Obama’s State of the Union
President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address on Wednesday night (Jan. 27) and some of the brightest (and most beloved) minds in the hip-hop community were ready to give their two cents on the speech. Most of the commentary was in agreement that Obama genuinely strove to stri…
Questlove Talks ‘Hope for Haiti’ Telethon
Tonight, pretty much every major American television network will air "Hope For Haiti Now" -- a multi-site telethon that you've probably heard about by now. MTV News spoke about the event with the Roots' Questlove, a man who will be backing a good chunk of the night'…
The Roots Package, Release Jimmy Fallon ‘Sandwiches’
Here's a nice stocking stuffer: Questlove -- via Twitter, of course -- released 22 "sandwiches" (we'll explain shortly) from 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' and All the Way Live neatly compiled them into a free download-able EP. "Case yall don't kno…
Nneka Brings Global Soul to Our NYC Office
Nigerian artist Nneka came a long way to take her first trip to New York City, but her recent visit was well worth the effort. In lieu of the upcoming release of a new record in February, the singer had the chance to make her live US debut, and was also invited to perform with the Roots...

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