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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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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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Questlove Responds to Ashley Judd’s Attack on Hip-Hop

On Thursday (April 7), the BoomBox reported on actress Ashley Judd's criticism of hip-hop music, writing it off as "rape music," as well as her harsh words aimed at artists like Diddy. Now, a prominent member of the culture is hitting back.

Roots drummer Questlove addressed Judd via his Twitter page, commenting on their inte

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Nicki Minaj, the Roots Team With Casio for New York City Show

Last night (April 7) at the Best Buy Theater in New York City, Nicki Minaj and the Roots teamed up for the launch of the Casio Tryx camera, an innovative shape-shifting pocket cam. The event was invite-only, with the 'Pink Friday' creator taking a break from her opening slot on

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Questlove Calls Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Kim Beef a ‘Lovefest’

Questlove is weighing in on the never ending beef between Nicki Minaj and Lil' Kim, and according to the Roots drummer, the discrepancy between the two ladies is nothing more than a "love fest."

The mus

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The Roots to Jam at Inaugural Comedy Central Awards

Comedy Central will tape its inaugural Comedy Awards on Saturday (March 26) with tunes courtesy of the Roots. The Philly-based group, who currently serve as the house band for 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,' will be on hand to provide live music and entertainment throughout the award show.

NBC's hit show '30 Rock' currently leads the

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The Roots Tap Nas, Wiz Khalifa for the 4th Annual Roots Picnic

The Roots have announced the lineup for their fourth annual picnic which will take place at the festival pier in Philadelphia on June 4. As expected the lineup for the all-day event mixes genres with Nas and Wiz Khalifa joining the Roots as headliners and recent Grammy awa

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Watch ‘The Legendary,’ a New Documentary About the Roots

What would it be like to play in the Roots? What would it be like to play so consistently, passionately and hard night-after-night that the industry and fans all over the world end up respecting your musical prowess and dedication to your craft? A new online documentary clip seeks to answer those questions while providing some unique insight into what makes the Roots tick as musicians.

Entitled 'The Legendary,' the short film spe

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