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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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John Legend Receives Replacement Grammy

Early in August, John Legend tweeted a photo of a broken Grammy Award, explaining that his nephew was to blame for the casualty. "I hope they send replacement Grammys!" Legend wrote on Twitter, after showing the photo of his mangled award for Best R&B Album of 2005.

Well, Legend got lucky this week. During a trip to Th

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Questlove Still Makes DJ Gig Despite Car Accident

Questlove was involved in a minor car accident last night (Aug. 12) while on his way to DJ at the New York City hotspot Brooklyn Bowl. Quest wasn't doing the actual driving, but was caught off guard and found himself a little shook up when his driver ran into a cab causing what he says was 'a small pile up.'

The Roots drummer holds down a spot at Brookly

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Q-Tip Curating Hennessy Artistry Tour

A Tribe Called Quest leader Q-Tip has been selected to headline and lead the curation of this year's Hennessy Artistry tour. The program, which uses the alcohol company's dollars and influence to put on shows in New York, Chicago, Miami and Detroit, will feature Tip and The Roots at each stop with local talent opening up the shows. The Abstract recently

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John Legend and The Roots Reveal ‘Wake Up!’ Tracklist

John Legend and the Roots will debut 11 tracks on their collaborative album 'Wake Up!' which will be released on September 21.

The covers album -- produced exclusively by the Roots -- will feature remakes of 10 classic songs b

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Questlove and Amy Winehouse Forming Supergroup




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released their ninth album 'How I Got Over' in June, recently wrapped production on John Legend's upcoming project 'Wake Up!' and already drummer and producer Questlove is at work on his next venture.

Questlove's latest m

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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

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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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