The Roots News
The Roots News
The Weeknd, Nas, Usher, Travis Scott To Headline Openair Frauenfeld 2017
Europe's largest hip hop festival announces it's 2017 lineup.
Mar 8, 2017
Ed Sheeran, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Perform "Shape Of You" With Classroom Instruments
Using children's instruments, The Roots assist Ed Sheeran with a charming rendition of his smash hit "Shape of You."
Feb 28, 2017
Pharrell, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage To Perform At 2017 Roots Picnic
Tickets are now available for the 10th annual Roots Picnic, which will take place on June 3rd in Philadelphia.
Feb 20, 2017
The Roots, Jidenna & More Introduce NBA All-Star Game With "Evolution Of Greatness"
An all-star cast introduced the 2017 NBA All-Star game.
Feb 19, 2017
18 Hip-Hop Shoutouts To Martin Luther King Jr.
Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, & Lil Wayne are among the rappers who have paid homage to MLK over the years.
Jan 16, 2017
NBA Announces The Roots Will Open 2017 All-Star Game In New Orleans
Another act added to the NBA's star studded weekend.
Dec 16, 2016
Childish Gambino Performs "Redbone" On Fallon
Childish Gambino promoted "Awaken, My Love!" last night on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."
Dec 15, 2016
"The Hamilton Mixtape" Features Wiz Khalifa, Chance The Rapper, Usher, & More
Lin-Manuel Miranda announces "The Hamilton Mixtape" pre-order, reveals tracklist and features.
Nov 3, 2016
Top 10 Narrative-Driven Rap Albums
Ten hip hop albums that commit to believable, overarching narratives.
Aug 30, 2016
Watch Every BET Awards 2016 Performance
The 2016 BET Awards: a night to remember.
Jun 27, 2016
The NYC Edition Of Roots Picnic Includes Wu-Tang Clan, D'Angelo, Kevin Gates & More
Roots Picnic reveals the line-up for the first New York edition of their festival.
Jun 6, 2016
The Roots Pull Out Of David Bowie Tribute Concert In NYC
Questlove implied that disagreements with other acts on the lineup over studio equipment led to the band's decision to cancel their performance.
Mar 31, 2016
Lee Andrews, R&B Singer & Father Of Questlove, Has Passed Away
Our thoughts are with Questlove and his family.
Mar 17, 2016
Classic Rotation: J Dilla's "Donuts"
In honor of Dilla's 42nd birthday, as well as the 10th anniversary of the classic album, we look back at the Detroit producer's final gift to the world: "Donuts."
Feb 7, 2016
Usher & Future To Headline Annual Roots Picnic 2016
The Annual Roots Picnic enlists some big names for 2016.
Feb 2, 2016
The Roots Ex-Bassist Reportedly Suing Over Unpaid Royalties
Leonard "Hub" Hubbard claims The Roots cut him out of royalties after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2007.
Jan 28, 2016
Classic Rotation: The Roots' "Do You Want More?!!!??!"
Looking back at The Roots' sophomore album 21 years later.
Jan 17, 2016
Marvel Remixes Album Covers From Nas, The Roots, & Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Nas, The Roots, & Pete Rock & CL Smooth get the Marvel treatment.
Jul 26, 2015
10 Collaborations We Need
We take it upon ourselves to pair artists together, with the hope that these pairings turn into reality.
Jun 19, 2015
10 Artists Who Might Have Influenced "Surf"
Here are 10 possible influences on Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's "SURF."
Jun 5, 2015
Hall of Fame
Secret Passionfruit ("Starboy" & "More Life" Mashup)
Apr 16, 2017 at 08:06pm
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Machine Gun Kelly Leaves Show In FL Due To Chest Pain From Movie Stunts
Apr 24, 2017 at 01:33am
DJ Khaled Confirms He's Got Nicki Minaj Vocals For "Grateful"
Apr 23, 2017 at 11:33pm
Future Has Earned 7 RIAA Plaques This Month
Apr 23, 2017 at 08:05pm
Apr 24, 2017 at 12:50am
420 (Blaze Up)
Apr 23, 2017 at 10:59pm
All My Life
Apr 23, 2017 at 09:57pm
Mind Gone Vol. 1
Apr 24, 2017 at 12:10am
Grade A Frequencies
Apr 23, 2017 at 10:35pm
Rap Game Messiah
Apr 23, 2017 at 08:56pm
Cardi B On Being Accepted By Fashion Designers & Making Instagram Videos
Apr 21, 2017 at 02:04pm
Denzel Curry On Passion For Drawing & Favorite Cartoons Of All Time
Apr 21, 2017 at 01:53pm
How To Roll A Backwoods With Trill Sammy
Apr 21, 2017 at 01:38pm
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