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News: Check out the Line-up for The Roots Picnic Hosted by Dave Chappelle

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News: Check out the Line-up for The Roots Picnic Hosted by Dave Chappelle

The official line-up had been announced for The Roots Picnic 2018 hosted by none other than Dave Chappelle. The one-day festivities will invade the Festival Pier in Philadelphia on June 2. You can expect performances by The Diplomats, 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, Famous, dvsn, Brandy, Rhapsody, Rich the Kid and more. Take a look […]

Video: Erykah Badu Performs ‘On & On’ and ‘Sorrow Tears and Blood’ on The Tonight Show

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Video: Erykah Badu Performs ‘On & On’ and ‘Sorrow Tears and Blood’ on The Tonight Show

Erykah Badu gave us a vibe on a recent episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. She performed her classic song ‘On & On’ along with a cover of Fela Kuti’s ‘Sorrow Tears and Blood.’ You can get the full box Fela Kuti box-set curated by Badu here. Take a look and watch the […]

Video: Black Thought Talks Hot 97 Freestyle on The Tonight Show

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Video: Black Thought Talks Hot 97 Freestyle on The Tonight Show

While he’s usually orchestrating The Roots live band on The Tonight Show, it was Black Thought’s turn to hit the couch. In the interview with Jimmy Fallon, he talked about his 10-minute freestyle on Hot 97 with Funk Flex. He also talked about meeting his musical partner Questlove and received his complete freestyle in written […]

Video: The Roots & Bilal Perform ‘It Ain’t Fair’ on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

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Video: The Roots & Bilal Perform ‘It Ain’t Fair’ on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

The Roots and Bilal stopped by NPR to perform a Tiny Desk Concert of the song ‘It Ain’t Fair.’ The song is featured on the movie soundtrack for the film Detroit, take a look at the full clip below.

Music: The Roots Ft. Bilal – ‘It Ain’t Fair’

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Music: The Roots Ft. Bilal – ‘It Ain’t Fair’

The new film Detroit touches on important issues and real events. It provides a dramatization of the police killing of three black teenagers at the Algiers Motel in the middle of the riots that burned the city down 50 years ago. The star of the film, John Boyega stopped by Jimmy Fallon last night to […]

News: Dave Chappelle Announces Radio City Music Hall Dates with Special Guests

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News: Dave Chappelle Announces Radio City Music Hall Dates with Special Guests

Dave Chappelle will be heading to Radio City Music Hall in New York for an 10-date residency. He will take over the venue from August 1-24 with select dates including special guests The Roots, Chris Rock, Erykah Badu, Childish Gambino and more. You can take a look at the complete list of dates below and […]

News: John Legend and The Roots To Headline The Karoondinha Festival

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News: John Legend and The Roots To Headline The Karoondinha Festival

John Legend and The Roots are set to perform at The Karoondinha Music and Arts Festival. The festivities will take place on July 21-23rd at Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park in Centre Hall, PA. There will be additional performances by Alessia Cara, X Ambassadors and more. Tickets go on sale March 1st over at Karoondinha.com.

News: Pharrell, The Roots, Lil Wayne & More To Perform at The Roots Picnic 2017

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News: Pharrell, The Roots, Lil Wayne & More To Perform at The Roots Picnic 2017

The official line-up has been announce for The 10th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA. The Festival will take place at Philly’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing with headlining acts Pharrell and The Roots, Lil Wayne and Solange. There will be additional performers including 21 Savage, Scott Storch, Fat Joe, Mobb Deep, Pete Rock, A […]

News: John Legend, The Roots and More Perform for NBA All-Star Weekend 2017

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News: John Legend, The Roots and More Perform for NBA All-Star Weekend 2017

The 66th Annual NBA All-Star Game kicked off this past Sunday night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The West defeated the East with a score of 192 – 182 Final. The legendary group The Roots kicked of the weekend, writing and producing an original piece titled The Evolution of Greatness. DJ […]

Video: Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & The Roots Perform ‘My Shot’ on The Tonight Show

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Video: Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & The Roots Perform ‘My Shot’ on The Tonight Show

Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz and The Roots stopped by The Tonight Show to rep for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new Hamilton Mixtape. They performed a song off the project titled ‘My Shot,’ take a look below.

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