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Questlove: Michele Bachmann Controversy Not Worth It

As The Boombox previously reported, much-loved drummer Questlove and the Roots gave Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann a sly tribute on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' last week. As detailed in

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Johnny Nunez, WireImage
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The Roots Say ‘Undun’ Taught ‘Patience,’ TV ‘Made Us Better’

The concept album. It's a nebulous, musical roll-of-the-dice that can garner both awe-inspiring returns -- Marvin Gaye's genius 1971 protest statement 'What's Going On' -- and laughable, self-indulgent-plagued scorn -- Garth Brook's 1999 laughable, Ziggy Stardust-biting 'The Life of Chris Gaines.' K

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The Roots: Michele Bachmann Says ‘Fallon’ Song Is ‘Sexist’

Monday night (Nov. 21), the Roots got themselves involved in a bit of a scandal when they chose to perform Fishbone's 'Lyin Ass Bitch' as Republican pundit Michele Bachmann walked onstage to sit down with Jimmy Fallon on his 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' show. Now Bachmann is speaking out about the incident, which she didn't even realize was taking place as she made her way on set.

"I think the point is if that

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Rakim Performs With Roots for ‘Paid in Full’ 25th Anniversary

When Rakim took the stage at New York City's Blue Note Jazz Club on Wednesday night (June 22), to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his masterful 1986 album 'Paid in Full,' he brought the Roots along for the ride, tapping the esteemed band to assist him in taki

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Courtesy of D-Nice
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Photosynthesis With D-Nice: A History of Hip-Hop Photography

Derrick Jones has never lost his appreciation for the music he has been a part of since he was a teen. Known to most as D-Nice, he's parlayed his trusted status as a lifelong member of the hip-hop community into a flourishing career in photography, finding exclusive opportunities to capture his subjects -- mainly fellow rappers and R&B stars -- at their most candid, and most at ease.

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Questlove Curates Fourth of July Jam, the Roots to Headline

Having just completed their fourth annual Roots Picnic, the hardest working band in show biz, the Roots, have been announced as the headliners of the "largest free concert in America": Philly's Fourth of July Jam.

Drawing over 500,000 att

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Questlove, YouTube’s Karmin Cover Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’

By now, the hip-hop and R&B community is well-aware of Karmin, the Boston pop outfit made up of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan. After tackling covers of Chris Brown's 'Look at Me Now' -- 18 million v

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Questlove and Q-Tip to Headline Japan Benefit Jazz Concert

Acclaimed jazz musician Marcus Miller has recruited Roots' drummer Questlove and Q-Tip to headline an all-star benefit concert for Japanese tsunami relief.

Proceeds from the star-studded concert will bene

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Questlove Pays Tribute to Roy Ayers in New Documentary

Legendary neo-soul musician Roy Ayers will be honored in an upcoming documentary titled 'The Roy Ayers Project.' The film will feature appearances from respected musicians, including Roots drummer Questlove, who will discuss the influence that Ayers h

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Kris Connor, Getty Images
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Ashley Judd Backtracks, Says No Problem With Hip-Hop

While on a promotional blitz for her new book, 'All That Is Bitter, and Sweet,' Ashley Judd has been causing quite an uproar in the hip-hop community for blasting the genre's music. After coming under fire for her words, now the actress is explaining exactly what she meant.

Judd "frantically" called R

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