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John Legend and The Roots Re-Work Classics on ‘Wake Up!’

To create his fourth studio album, 'Wake Up!' John Legend enlisted the creative guidance of production veterans, The Roots, which has resulted in an album laced with soulful renditions of classic '60s and '70s songs, in addition to the project's sole original track 'Shine.'

Production on 'Wake Up!' began in 2008, when it was merely intended to be a one-track addition to Lege

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Q-Tip Curating Hennessy Artistry Tour

A Tribe Called Quest leader Q-Tip has been selected to headline and lead the curation of this year's Hennessy Artistry tour. The program, which uses the alcohol company's dollars and influence to put on shows in New York, Chicago, Miami and Detroit, will feature Tip and The Roots at each stop with local talent opening up the shows. The Abstract recently

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John Legend and The Roots Reveal ‘Wake Up!’ Tracklist

John Legend and the Roots will debut 11 tracks on their collaborative album 'Wake Up!' which will be released on September 21.

The covers album -- produced exclusively by the Roots -- will feature remakes of 10 classic songs by

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Questlove and Amy Winehouse Forming Supergroup




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released their ninth album 'How I Got Over' in June, recently wrapped production on John Legend's upcoming project 'Wake Up!' and already drummer and producer Questlove is at work on his next venture.

Questlove's latest missi

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The Roots Preview ‘How I Got Over’

The Roots' highly-anticipated ninth album 'How I Got Over' will hit stores on June 22. And while Eminem and Drake would certainly disagree with this, but apparently it is possible to prevent your entire album from leaking before the sc

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Wu-Tang Bring Method Man-Inspired Mosh Pit to Roots Picnic

Despite a threat of thunderstorms, the Roots third annual picnic remained dry for all those who descended onto Philadelphia's Festival Pier at Penn's Landing on Saturday, June 5. As usual, the Roots set it off and led the way for the

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Chiddy Bang Introduce Their New Brand of Hip-Hop

Meet Chiddy Bang, the Philly-based duo of 19-year olds who are perking up ears and commanding attention with their progressive blend of hip-hop, indie and electronic music. Producer Noah "Xaphoon Jones" Beresin and rapper Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege, dropped their fir

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Questlove Talks Jimmy Fallon, Erykah Badu and Roots Picnic

Roots drummer Questlove sat down with Billboard Thursday and discussed a variety subjects, from the history of his legendary band to the benefits of his gig with Jimmy Fallon, and the reason that Run D.M.C. won't be playing the ann

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Ghostface, Raekwon, Method Man Added to Roots Picnic

It was announced Thursday (May 6) by Roots drummer Questlove that the special guest performers at this year's annual Roots picnic will be none other than Staten Island's finest Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Method Man, who released the collaboration 'Wu Massacre' in March. In an interview with Billboard.co

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John Legend, The Roots and Q-Tip Pitch In on Earth Day

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, several prominent musicians are joining forces at an event at the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Sunday, April 25.

After nine days of advocacy events and exhibits, the final day of festivities at the National Mall will feature a host of legendary musicians from contemporary artists like The Roots, John Legend and Q-Tip to St

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