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The Roots Package, Release Jimmy Fallon ‘Sandwiches’

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

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Nneka Brings Global Soul to Our NYC Office

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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The Roots Join Brooklyn’s Dirty Projectors on Stage

It's an odd relationship, but the hip-hop world seems to be slowly embracing the indie rock community. First you had Kanye, Drake and others rapping over production from twee Swedish poppers Peter Bjorn and John. Then, earlier this year, Jay-Z and Beyonce were spotted watching Grizzly Bear at a concert on

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John Legend ‘Wakes Up’ on Fourth Album

For his past three releases, R&B singer-songwriter John Legend looked to the past for inspiration on his soul-splattered collections of fresh, original tunes. But instead of taking notes from classic soul records

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The Roots, ‘How I Got Over’ — New Video

Artist: The Roots
Song: 'How I Got Over'
Why You Should Watch: The Philadelphia Roots crew managed to make some time in between daily jams with Jimmy Fallon and tweeting to crank out a video for the first official (?) single off their upcoming album of the same name.

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Questlove and Stevie Wonder Involved in Love Triangle?

Unless you're an avid reader of Questlove's twitter, last night you probably missed what initially looked like a run-of-the-mill "here's what I did today" status update that actually linked to a lengthy personal confession by the Roots drummer.

Or was it? Though he's been known to get personal on his blogs in t

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Documentary Explores Women’s Role in Philly Hip-Hop

Filmmaker Maori Karmael Holmes set out to shoot her master's thesis at Temple University with two goals in mind -- one was to explore the history of women in hip-hop, and the other was to look at the city of Philadelphia's contributions to the genre

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Common, Questlove Talk Hennessy Artistry Series

Cognac kings Hennessy are embracing the hip hip community with an upcoming four-city series of musical performances curated by Common and Philadelphia hometown heroes, the Roots. Fans in attendance of any of the Hennessy Artistry Series shows can

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Jay-Z to Make ‘Surprise’ Pre-All Points Appearance?

Last week's news that Roc Nation CEO, Jay-Z would step in to headline Friday's All Points West Festival made waves, after the Beastie Boys dropped out of the lineup when Adam "MCA" Yauch announced tha

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The Roots Debut ‘How I Got Over’ on Fallon

The legendary Roots crew debuted a new track from their forthcoming album 'How I Got Over' last night on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.'

The song, which is the title track from the album, has been called "a prime slice of the Roots' socially conscious hip-hop" by Billboard. A video for 'How I Got Over' will also be released in Jul

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