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The Roots Play ‘Undun’ Songs on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ — Video

As Jimmy Fallon pointed out last night (Dec. 6) on 'Late Night,' he's "so lucky" to have house band the Roots on the show every night. They're a versatile crew that can play with just about anyone, but they're also pretty great on their own.

Since yesterday saw the release of the Roots

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Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa Perform on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa dropped by 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' last night (Dec. 5), where the stoner duo performed their new single 'Young, Wild & Free,' from the upcoming cannabis comedy 'Mac and Devin Go to High School.'

Introducing themselves in character as Mac and Devin, Snoop and his pothead protégé blazed through thei

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Questlove: Michele Bachmann Controversy Not Worth It

As The Boombox previously reported, much-loved drummer Questlove and the Roots gave Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann a sly tribute on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' last week. As detailed in

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The Roots Say ‘Undun’ Taught ‘Patience,’ TV ‘Made Us Better’

The concept album. It's a nebulous, musical roll-of-the-dice that can garner both awe-inspiring returns -- Marvin Gaye's genius 1971 protest statement 'What's Going On' -- and laughable, self-indulgent-plagued scorn -- Garth Brook's 1999 laughable, Ziggy Stardust-biting 'The Life of Chris Gaines.' K

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The Roots: Michele Bachmann Says ‘Fallon’ Song Is ‘Sexist’

Monday night (Nov. 21), the Roots got themselves involved in a bit of a scandal when they chose to perform Fishbone's 'Lyin Ass Bitch' as Republican pundit Michele Bachmann walked onstage to sit down with Jimmy Fallon on his 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' show. Now Bachmann is speaking out about the incident, which she didn't even realize was taking place as she made her way on set.

"I think the point is if that

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The Roots: Michele Bachmann Is a ‘Lyin’ A– B—-’

Known for their adroit, tongue-in-cheek musical choices as house band for Jimmy Fallon, The Roots outdid themselves last night (Nov. 21). They welcomed Republican pundit Michele Bachmann on the 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' show to the tune of Fishbone's 'Lyin' Ass Bitch.'

Having previously inspired chuckles with slick wal

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The Roots Reveal ‘Undun’ Album Art in New Video — Watch

Philly rap crew The Roots are preparing to release 'UNDUN,' their most ambitious record to date, and have offered fans a glimpse at the album artwork, along with a brief behind-the-scenes clip from the photo shoot.

The video, which was shot in "The Cage," New Yo

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25 Best Collaboration Videos

Even though a solo single gives an artist their time to shine, sometimes there's nothing better than the perfect collaboration. In celebration of the hip-hop and R&B artists who have opened the velvet rope and added musical peers to their song guest list, the BoomBox put together 25 favorite video collaborations, in no particular order. Fr

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Rakim Performs With Roots for ‘Paid in Full’ 25th Anniversary

When Rakim took the stage at New York City's Blue Note Jazz Club on Wednesday night (June 22), to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his masterful 1986 album 'Paid in Full,' he brought the Roots along for the ride, tapping the esteemed band to assist him in taki

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Ledisi Wants Q-Tip Collabo, Talks Life as a Breakdancer

Ledisi is not one to conform. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter has taken her jazz chops to the world of R&B, hip-hop and soul music. Maybe that's the reason why the New Orleans native has always been a tough artist for the marketplace to nail down. It was during the commercial heights of the neo-soul m

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