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Flo Rida to Perform ‘Good Feeling’ on ‘Jimmy Fallon’s Super Bowl Special’

Sunday night (Feb. 5), after the Giants and Patriots have battled it out at Super Bowl XLVI, one team will be entitled to some pretty hardcore celebrating. Should the winning squad want to hear Flo Rida's 'Good Feeling'

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Wale Performs ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’ on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ — Video

Maybach Music Group signee Wale hit the stage at the 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' show Wednesday night (Jan. 18). The D.C. native welcomed crooner Miguel to perform alongside him as he rapped through 'Lotus Flower Bomb,

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Diana Levine
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Betty Wright: Lil Wayne Has ‘Total Recall,’ LP Is a ‘Movie’

If Betty Wright comes off as no-nonsense, abrupt even, she's not in a rush to apologize about it. "When I'm in recording sessions, I'm real good for saying, 'Child, y'all are going to have to slow that down,'" muses the 57-year-old soul singer-songwriter-producer. "I have to be honest and real. That's just me." Maybe s

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Jay-Z ‘Unplugged’ Album: Hip-Hop Experts Revisit Each Song

Ten years ago today (Dec. 18), Jay-Z changed the face of hip-hop. Wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt, flanked by the legendary Roots crew in an MTV studio, the Brooklyn native went through 13 of his hits for the 'MTV Unplugged' series, filmed a month prior to the release of the 'Jay-Z: Unplugged' album. There are a few points to note about the importanc

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The Roots Play ‘Undun’ Songs on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ — Video

As Jimmy Fallon pointed out last night (Dec. 6) on 'Late Night,' he's "so lucky" to have house band the Roots on the show every night. They're a versatile crew that can play with just about anyone, but they're also pretty great on their own.

Since yesterday saw the release of the Roots

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Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa Perform on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa dropped by 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' last night (Dec. 5), where the stoner duo performed their new single 'Young, Wild & Free,' from the upcoming cannabis comedy 'Mac and Devin Go to High School.'

Introducing themselves in character as Mac and Devin, Snoop and his pothead protégé blazed through their ne

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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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The Roots: Michele Bachmann Is a ‘Lyin’ A– B—-’

Known for their adroit, tongue-in-cheek musical choices as house band for Jimmy Fallon, The Roots outdid themselves last night (Nov. 21). They welcomed Republican pundit Michele Bachmann on the 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' show to the tune of Fishbone's 'Lyin' Ass Bitch.'

Having previously inspired chuckles with slick walk-

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