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Lauryn Hill Joins The Roots Onstage for Bob Marley Cover

Lauryn Hill continued her slow comeback to the limelight by hitting the stage at a charity event for Parkinson's in New York City over the weekend. The gala, called 'A Funny Thing Happened On the Wa

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The Roots, Mary J. Blige and Ronald Isley Dominate at Hennessy Artistry Finale

Hip-hop and R&B flooded Wall Street last night (Oct. 14) as The Roots, Q-Tip, D-Nice, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Ronald Isley, Bobby Brown, Mike Posner and Eve commanded the stage for the Hennessy Artist

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The Roots to Perform at Philadelphia Obama Rally

U.S. President Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail and working to get members of the Democratic Party elected in November's midterm elections. This means that candidates in swing races will get the presidential treatment at huge rallies for the next month or so

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John Legend and The Roots ‘Wake Up!’ New York City

John Legend and The Roots took over Terminal 5 in New York City on Thursday night (Sept. 23) to premiere their collaborative covers album 'Wake Up!' with the help of some surprise guests. Common and Melanie Fiona appeared on stage for their feature on the joint-album's title-track, while

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Watch John Legend and the Roots Perform at AOL Sessions

The recent pairing of John Legend and the Roots is a meeting of the minds that has born a cover album like no other. The singer-songwriter/pianist and hip-hop collective both share an appreciation for instrumentation,

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Dustin Cohen for AOL
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John Legend and The Roots — Behind the Sessions Video

Less than 12 hours after wrapping up an amazing -- and free -- show in Brooklyn, N.Y., John Legend and The Roots arrived at AOL's Manhattan studio bright and early in the AM to tape Sessions in support of their upcoming collaborative album 'Wake Up!'

While it was Legend's third time filming an AOL Sessions (fourth if you count his guest appearance during Kanye's first Sessions taping), this time around things would be a little different because the singer-songwriter/pianist would be sharing the

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Questlove Working on Memoir

Questlove has earned himself a reputation as a man of many talents, but The Roots drummer is currently gearing up to add author to his long list of creative endeavors.

According to his site OkayPlayer, Quest plans to release a memoir, tentatively titled 'Mommy, What

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John Legend & The Roots, ‘I Can’t Write Left-Handed’ (In-Studio) — Exclusive

John Legend's upcoming collaborative release with The Roots is not your average covers album. Aptly titled 'Wake Up!,' the album includes the oft-overlooked Bill Withers track 'I Can't Write Left-Handed,' Ernie Hines' 1970 classic 'Our Generation' and Donny Hathaway's 'Little Ghetto Boy.' When Legend sat down with The BoomBox in April, the singer-songwriter explained how he carefully pl

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John Legend and The Roots, ‘Wake Up Everybody’ — New Video

Artist: John Legend and The Roots feat. Melanie Fiona and Common
Song: 'Wake Up Everybody'
Why You Should Watch: Melanie Fiona and Common join the pairing of Legend and the legendary Roots crew in the video for the first single off the collaborative project

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John Legend, the Roots Play New Song at Miss Universe Pageant

Last night John Legend and the Roots were on hand in Las Vegas to provide background music for the Miss Universe pageant. Not a bad gig, although the Cirque du Soleil's 'Viva Elvis' orchestra got to soundtrack the swimsuit

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