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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Roots to Produce John Legend’s ‘Wake Up Sessions’


After a year's worth of rumors and rumblings via the OkayPlayer message boards, there is now official word that "The Legendary Roots Crew" will produce John Legend's upcoming LP, 'The Wake Up Sessions...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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The Roots Join Brooklyn’s Dirty Projectors on Stage

It's an odd relationship, but the hip-hop world seems to be slowly embracing the indie rock community. First you had Kanye, Drake and others rapping over production from twee Swedish poppers Peter Bjorn and John...

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John Legend ‘Wakes Up’ on Fourth Album

For his past three releases, R&B singer-songwriter John Legend looked to the past for inspiration on his soul-splattered collections of fresh, original tunes. Bu...

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