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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 drummer and producer Questlove, the group's ninth studio album will finally hit stores on June 8 -- a y

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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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J Dilla Remembered in Stussy Documentary

In honor of the late James "J Dilla" Yancey, the Stussy clothing company has produced a three-part documentary short on the Los Angeles years of the Detroit native. Yancey is widely considered one of the most in

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The Roots to Produce John Legend’s ‘Wake Up Sessions’


After a year's worth of rumors and rumblings via the OkayPlayer message boards, there is now official word that "The Legendary Roots Crew" will produce John Legend's upcoming LP, 'The Wake Up Sessions.'

John Legend, who has worked

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Hip-Hop Community Reacts to Obama’s State of the Union

President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address on Wednesday night (Jan. 27) and some of the brightest (and most beloved) minds in the hip-hop community were ready to give their two cents on the speech

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Questlove Talks ‘Hope for Haiti’ Telethon

Tonight, pretty much every major American television network will air "Hope For Haiti Now" -- a multi-site telethon that you've probably heard about by now. MTV News spoke about the event with the Roots' Questlove, a man

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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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