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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...

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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...

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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)...

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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...

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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 taking a trip back to the golden age of hip-hop...

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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. Ma...

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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...

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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 views -- and Lil Wayne's '6 Foot 7 Foot' -- 5.5 m...

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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...

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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 had on his musical career...

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