It was announced Thursday (May 6) by Roots drummer Questlove that the special guest performers at this year's annual Roots picnic will be none other than Staten Island's finest Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Method Man, who released the collaboration 'Wu Massacre' in March. In an interview with Billboard.co
With her much-discussed video for 'Window Seat' and fantastic new record 'New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh),' Erykah Badu has most certainly recaptured the public's attention. She plans to hit the road with new son
On March 1, Roots drummer Questlove announced the lineup for the group's upcoming Third Annual Roots Picnic. Quest posted a Twitvid revealing that performers at the June 5 show would include the Clipse, Va
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 journa
"Music is a weapon," Fela Kuti once said. "Music is a thing of the future. Music is the weapon of the future." Indeed, years later the Afrobeat pioneer's own music would go on to become part of hip-hop's arsenal. Roots drummer Questlove recently sat down to tal
Guitarist John Mayer opened himself up to persecution this week when he made some offensive and purportedly racist comments in the current issue of Playboy magazine. The musician -- who has gained himself a reputation
This week hip-hop remembers the life of producer J Dilla who passed away three days after his 32nd birthday on Feb. 10, 2006. Rapper Common, one of Dilla's longtime friends and collaborators, reflected on th
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