Promoting an album is tedious. Having spent months/years writing, recording, mixing and mastering a record, everything hinges on its promotion, the media attention it garners, and the impact of its marketing. Need
Roots drummer and music director Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson has set the Internet ablaze-again-with a recent Twitlonger essay on why, to him, Beyonce is the new Michael Jackson. The topic originated in the wake of Jackson's June 2009 death when Quest, hip-hop journa
After months of taunting patient fans, the Roots have finally announced an official release date for their long overdue album 'How I Got Over.' According to a Thursday night (March 4) tweet from drummer and producer Questlove, the group's ninth studio album will finally hit stores on June 8 -- a y
In honor of the late James "J Dilla" Yancey, the Stussy clothing company has produced a three-part documentary short on the Los Angeles years of the Detroit native. Yancey is widely considered one of the most in
After a year's worth of rumors and rumblings via the OkayPlayer message boards, there is now official word that "The Legendary Roots Crew" will produce John Legend's upcoming LP, 'The Wake Up Sessions.'
President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address on Wednesday night (Jan. 27) and some of the brightest (and most beloved) minds in the hip-hop community were ready to give their two cents on the speech
Tonight, pretty much every major American television network will air "Hope For Haiti Now" -- a multi-site telethon that you've probably heard about by now. MTV News spoke about the event with the Roots' Questlove, a man
Here's a nice stocking stuffer: Questlove -- via Twitter, of course -- released 22 "sandwiches" (we'll explain shortly) from 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' and All the Way Live neatly compiled them into a free download-able EP. "Case yall don't know what a "sandwich" is. its w
Nigerian artist Nneka came a long way to take her first trip to New York City, but her recent visit was well worth the effort. In lieu of the upcoming release of a new record in February, the singer had the chance to make her live US debut, and was also invited to perform with the Roots. While she was in town, Nneka -- who has garnered comparisons to La
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