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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 award winner Esperanza Spalding, Swedish foursome Little Dragon, Yelawolf, Mac Miller, psychedelic pop act Ariel Pink, D...

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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...

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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...

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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!.' ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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)...

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The Roots Recall Near Beef With The Fugees

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Hip-hop collective The Roots aren't known for being troublemakers, staying out of beefs during their long career. But that doesn't mean they haven't gotten close to sparring with another group...

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The Roots Score Indie Flick Starring Black Thought

The Roots may be keeping it locked on late night TV as the house band for 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,' but they've managed to sneak in some time to score a film...

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