Posts Tagged: The Roots

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Gives Us Another “History of Rap” Lesson

By Word | 6 Comments

Surely you didn't think Justin Timberlake would finish up his Fallon residency without blessing us with another installment of "The History of Rap," did you.


A Thank You To Hip-Hop

By David D. | 33 Comments

One day when I was six, my sister stopped me from going outside with a baseball bat to beat up my neighbors for frustrating me during a basketball game.

Black Star

Built For The Streets: 10 Classic Black And White Videos From The ’90s

By TSSCrew | 16 Comments

For many, the '90s were the Golden era of Hip-Hop where the genre reached its artistic pinnacle.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Kendrick Lamar & The Roots Perform “Swimming Pools (Drank)” Live On Jimmy Fallon’s Show

By TSSCrew | 12 Comments

Kendrick Lamar stops by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform his song “Swimming Pools (Drank)” with a little help from The Roots.

Cover Songs

The Roots – “Bustin’ Loose” (Chuck Brown Cover) Live At Philly’s Fourth Of July Jam

By Gotty™ | 4 Comments

Give your spirit a good jolt this morning by listening to the The Roots crew covering one of go-go legend Chuck Brown's best known songs, "Bustin' Loose," while at Philly's Fourth Of July Jam.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Carly Rae Jepsen Brings Out the Youth In Jimmy Fallon & The Roots

By Samir S. | 11 Comments

From Odd Future's memorable television debut to the "History of Rap" skits with Justin Timberlake to President Obama "Slow Jamming The News," one of the main strengths of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon has always been the musical segments (typically bolstered by the Legendary Roots Crew).


Okayplayer x DJ Low Budget – Official Roots Picnic 2012 Mixtape

By Gotty™ | 2 Comments

No picnic's official if there's no musical accompaniment to go with it.

Illadelph Halflife

The iPod Shuffle – The Roots’ “Respond/React”

By Gotty™ | 16 Comments

One of the only few who was ever able to keep pace with Black Thought on a track.


Watch President Obama & Jimmy Fallon “Slow Jam The News”

By Gotty™ | 17 Comments

Jimmy Fallon was joined by a one of kind, special guest last night - the President of the U.


10 Choice Hip-Hop Music Videos On Relationships

By Beware | 12 Comments

Photo: Think Like A Man Facebook With Kevin Hart's relationship flick Think Like A Man about to hit theaters on April 20th, we realized not every guy goes about his love life the same way and taking cues from the Think Like.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

On Questlove, J Dilla & The Backstory Of Black Star’s “Little Brother”

By Jason H. | 12 Comments

Last night Black Star performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon but I fell asleep.


“The Other Side” – Review Of The Roots’ undun

By Greg Whitt | 26 Comments

The artwork for The Roots’ thirteenth studio album undun depicts a child completely inverted, mid-air, after springing up from a frayed, dirty and potentially dangerous, mattress.


Notable Quotable – Dice Raw On “One Time”

By TC | 8 Comments

"I wonder when you die do you hear harps and bagpipes If you born on the other side of the crack pipe Niggas learn math just to understand the crack price Then dive in head first like a jack knife Cause out here, yo you niggas can’t belly flop If you wanna make the noise inside your belly stop One time means being on the front line Being on the front line means ducking one time The pendulum swinging my way Couldn’t be more blind Niggas talk to the cops.


First Listen: The Roots’ “undun”

By TC | 21 Comments

Even though there were a few diehards showing discipline to refrain from listening to last night's "One Time" leak, the ever-ready folks over at NPR plops down with the "like we always do about this time" face and comes through with the big enchilada for us to gobble up in its entirety before the December 6 street date.


The Roots Feat. Phonte & Dice Raw – “One Time”

By Gotty™ | 11 Comments

I refuse to listen to anything undun more than once, if that much.


Michele Bachmann’s Still Disappointed, Fishbone Couldn’t Be Happier

By Gotty™ | 3 Comments

In an interview with KLIF radio in Dallas on Friday, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann shared that she still wasn't pleased with NBC's response to the "Lying Ass Bitch" controversy.

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