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The Roots Reveal ‘Undun’ Album Art in New Video — Watch

Philly rap crew The Roots are preparing to release 'UNDUN,' their most ambitious record to date, and have offered fans a glimpse at the album artwork, along with a brief behind-the-scenes clip from the photo shoot.

The video, which was shot in "The Cage," New York

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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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Ledisi Wants Q-Tip Collabo, Talks Life as a Breakdancer

Ledisi is not one to conform. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter has taken her jazz chops to the world of R&B, hip-hop and soul music. Maybe that's the reason why the New Orleans native has always been a tough artist for the marketplace to nail down. It was during the commercial heights of the neo-soul m

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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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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 L

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