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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 Festival Pier at Penn's Landing on Saturday.

The legendary Roots crew kicked off the all-day

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Say What! — Usher Gives Teens a Chance to Direct Next Video + More

Usher is hosting a Body by Milk-sponsored contest to give teens an opportunity to direct his next music video ...

Known for throwing one hell of a party, Diddy threw ex-girlfriend Kim Porter an intimate birthday bash at Murano Restaurant & Lounge in

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The Roots Crash Tourbus in Paris

The Roots got into an accident last night in Paris, when their double-decker tour bus did a "360 on the highway and end up ramped up (the van that crashed into ours was UNDER our double decker bus) in the air," according to the blog post ?uestlove put up minutes later.

Though several of the

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The Roots to Retire From Touring?

This past weekend, ?uestlove announced via Youtube that The Roots, who have been on the road for the better part of the last decade, have finally decided to retire from touring to take on a new challenge in March, as the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Though Quest quickly dispelled the rumors that th

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The Roots Feat. Chrisette Michele and Wale, ‘Rising Up’ — New Video

Artist: The Roots feat. Chrisette Michele and Wale
Song: 'Rising Up'
Why You Should Watch: Tired of listening to the same ten songs on the radio? The Philadelphia Roots crew have something to ease your pain. It's called good music.

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The Roots, ’75 Bars (Black’s Reconstruction)’ — New Video

Artist: The Roots
Song: '75 Bars (Black's Reconstruction)'
Why You Should Watch: Who needs a hook when you've got the ability to deliver nonstop potent lyrics? Black Thought proves that he's one of the most powerful emcees in the game in the video for the band's first single off their upcoming album, 'Rising Down.'

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The Roots Title Track ‘Rising Down’ Hits the Internet

While Roots fans patiently await the release of the hip-hop band's 10th album, websites continue to create buzz around leaked songs, including the title track 'Rising Down,' which features Styles P, Mos Def and Dice Raw.

The track differs greatly from the previo

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The Roots’ Black Thought Drops 75 Bars on Leaked Track

After much buzz, it looks as if the legendary Roots crew are moving closer to delivering their 10th album, dubbed 'Rising Down.'

Beginning with an appropriate drum roll and solo, a track titled 'Black's Reconstruction' -- also referred to as '75 Bars (Black's Reconstruction)' -- has been leaked onto the Internet. The song features the Roots' frontman, Black Thought, spitting pure fir

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The Roots Join the Revolution, Recruit Big Names for Upcoming Album

Just in time for Black History Month, Philadelphia-bred Roots crew jumped in the studio to record a track for the Danny Glover-produced documentary, 'Soundtrack for a Revolution.' The film will feature contemporary artists revamp

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