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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…
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 for his upcoming album 'The Wake Up Sessions,' the Ohio native is taking it one ste…
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...
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...
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...
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 expect a lineup of up-and-coming talent and even some…
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 that he was diagnosed with cancer. Now, since Hova will already be in the N…
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&qu…
The Roots, Public Enemy Take Over Philly for Pier Picnic
If we had to give the 2nd Annual Roots picnic a theme, we'd simply say: Music unites the masses. Unarguably the best hip-hop band ever, The Roots, who scored a gig jamming for Jimmy Fallon Monday-Friday, packed approximately 7,000 music lovers and an awesome assortment of talent into the Festiv…

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