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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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Ludacris — A Day in the Life

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

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Questlove Debates ‘Beyonce Is the New Michael Jackson’

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

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The Roots’ ‘How I Got Over’ Out in June

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 drum

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Questlove Hints at Run-DMC Reunion at Annual Roots Picnic

Roots drummer Questlove took a few minutes backstage at 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' on Monday (Mar. 1) to make a special announcement about this year's 3rd Annual Roots Picnic.

The legendary Roots crew were celebrating their one year anniversary performing on the late night tal

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