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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."

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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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Ne-Yo, Chaka Khan Hit the 7th Annual Roots Jam Session

When it comes to the Roots Jam Sessions, surprise appearances are pretty much expected, but for this year's show, the list of special guests didn't fail to disappoint. For their 7th Annual Roots Jam Session held a

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John Legend & the Roots Grab Grammys for ‘Shine,’ ‘Wake Up!’

It's turning out to be a big night for John Legend and the Roots. The R&B crooner and the rap band have snagged three Grammys for their collaborative album 'Wake Up!.' Up for five awards at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, the group won for Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song for

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John Legend & The Roots Talk Nina Simone on ‘Wake Up!’

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In honor of Black History Month and the five Grammy nominations that 'Wake Up!' received, we're taking a look at the track-by-track breakdown of John Legend and the Roots' collaborati

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Jimmy Fallon to Host The Roots’ 7th Annual Jam Session

The Roots are the coolest band on late night television, holding down the fort on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.' So, it only makes sense that the Fallon returns the favor. The comedian has signed on to host the hip-hop band's 7th Annual Roots Jam Session during

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Lauryn Hill, John Legend & the Roots Tapped for 2011 JazzFest

With her recent reemergence on the performance circuit, Lauryn Hill is popping up on several 2011 festival line-ups. Yesterday she was announced as one of the acts for Coachella 2011, and now Ms. Hill is headed down south for her next venture. The

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Dice Raw Injured in Car Accident

Musician Dice Raw, a longtime collaborator and friend of The Roots, is recovering from injuries sustained during a car accident last Wednesday (Jan 5). The Philadelphia native was driving through his hometown when a woman ran a red light while making

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