The Roots Videos

  • Ludacris & The Roots Perform Acoustic Version Of "What's Your Fantasy"
    Ludacris & The Roots Perform Acoustic Version Of "What's Your Fantasy"
    When we named ten artists that we'd like to see tour with The Roots last week, Ludacris didn't make the cut, and it wasn't until just now that we realized how much of an oversight that was.
  • Meek Mill & The Roots Perform At "Roots Jam Session 2015"
    Meek Mill & The Roots Perform At "Roots Jam Session 2015"
    With Grammy weekend upon us, The Root held their annual pre-party Jam Session concert in Philadelphia Friday night, where things got live real quick. Returning to the stage for the first time since being incarcerated, Meek Mill joined The Roots on stage and put on an impromtu performance for his hometown audience. Instead of running through his normal hit set list though, Meek kept things quite brief, teasing fans with a new verse which he straight up bodies.
  • Big K.R.I.T. Performs "Soul Food" On The Tonight Show
    Big K.R.I.T. Performs "Soul Food" On The Tonight Show
    Big K.R.I.T. released his sophomore album, Cadillactica to much praise last year, which earned him the honor of performing with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show last night.
  • Bobby Shmurda Performs "Hot Nigga" On Jimmy Fallon
    Bobby Shmurda Performs "Hot Nigga" On Jimmy Fallon
    Except for the day that he began to see his YouTube views skyrocket this June, yesterday was probably the biggest day of 2014 for Bobby Shmurda. First, the breakout star hosted a flash mob in Midtown Manhattan, then he released his new single, "Bobby Bitch," and capped off the night with a casual performance on the Tonight Show.
  • Nas Performs "N.Y. State Of Mind" On Jimmy Fallon
    Nas Performs "N.Y. State Of Mind" On Jimmy Fallon
    Although Nas hasn't released new music since 2012's Life Is Good, 2014 has been exceptionally kind to him, seeing a documentary, tour, guest spots and TV appearances added to his already-lengthy resume. The bulk of that is due to an extended 20th birthday party for his landmark debut, Illmatic (seriously, this thing has gone on for months), which continued last night on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."
  • The Roots' Harry Potter Rap (Live On The Tonight Show)
    The Roots' Harry Potter Rap (Live On The Tonight Show)
    When The Roots aren't making some of the dopest, most experimental, hip-hop on the market, they're having a hell of a good time as the in-house band on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show. While traditionally used for backing music, the group occasionally gets highlighted in their own skits, such was the case on tonight's "Suggestion Box." Taking suggestions from the audience, Fallon draws a viewer's request that The Roots record a track about Harry Potter. If Black Thought wasn't in your top ten lyricists of all time, this may be the moment where you become a convert.
  • The Roots Feat. Patty Crash "Never" Video
    The Roots Feat. Patty Crash "Never" Video
    Questlove and company are back with the latest visuals from their acclaimed album ...and then you shoot your cousin. Not your traditional hip-hop video, this artistic interpretation of the song's lyrics depicts a young man literally on his own in the world, hoping for better but finding happiness out of reach. The imagery supports Black Thought's lyrical content, in which the narrator describes this world as "damnation," "infinity's fork in the road." It's as deep and thought-provoking as it is lyrically complex.
  • The Roots Interview With The Breakfast Club
    The Roots Interview With The Breakfast Club
    Two of The Root's leading faces stopped by The Breakfast Club this morning to promote the group's new critically-acclaimed album ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. Speaking on concept albums, arguing over creative differences, Quest's part-ownership of Soul Train, and how their full-time gig as Jimmy Fallon's in-house band has impacted their recording process, the interview provides keen insight into what may be hip-hop's hardest working artists. The album is now available for purchase wherever music is sold. 
  • The Roots "Understand" Video
    The Roots "Understand" Video
    The Roots' new album, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, began streaming earlier this week ahead of its May 19th release date, and now the group has shared a video from the project. The "Understand" clip features some slick stop-motion animation -- watch it above.
  • The Roots Audition For Bill Cosby's Funeral
    The Roots Audition For Bill Cosby's Funeral
    The Roots auditioned for the resurgent Bill Cosby's eventual funeral on Fallon last night. Peep The Roots Audition For Bill Cosby's Funeral, the latest visual from The Roots. It dropped on Friday, November 22nd, 2013. The Roots's odds keep getting better with each new leak, and The Roots Audition For Bill Cosby's Funeral will undoubtedly improve his chances of winning. It's a worthy addition to a respectable catalogue that has seen a lot of growth since The Roots debuted in this game. We're looking forward to the follow-up. Are y'all feeling this one?
  • Black Milk Discusses Working w/ Black Thought & Sean Price
    Black Milk Discusses Working w/ Black Thought & Sean Price
    In an new interview with NEHIPHOP, Detroit emcee/producer Black Milk discusses his work with Sean Price and Black Thought of The Roots - past, present and future. Experience Black Milk Discusses Working w/ Black Thought & Sean Price, a new offering from Black Milk, which was released on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. Things are looking better for Black Milk with each new release, which Black Milk Discusses Working w/ Black Thought & Sean Price has proven yet again. It's worthy addition to the impressive body of work Black Milk has been developing over the years.
  • The Roots Feat. Jimmy Fallon "Sesame Street Theme Song" Video
    The Roots Feat. Jimmy Fallon "Sesame Street Theme Song" Video
    Jimmy Fallon and The Roots perform a rendition of the Sesame Street theme song with the cast of the show, Black Thought verse included. Enjoy. Watch The Roots Feat. Jimmy Fallon "Sesame Street Theme Song" Video, the latest video from The Roots, which dropped on Thursday, September 26th, 2013. The Roots's horizons are broadening with each new release, and The Roots Feat. Jimmy Fallon "Sesame Street Theme Song" Video is no exception. It's a worthy addition to a catalogue that has seen much growth since The Roots stepped foot in the rap game. We're looking forward to hearing more.
  • The Roots Perform "Walk Us Uptown" w/ Elvis Costello On Fallon
    The Roots Perform "Walk Us Uptown" w/ Elvis Costello On Fallon
    The Roots perform 'Walk Us Uptown' with Elvis Costello on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The track is included on their collaborative album "Wise Up Ghost". Peep The Roots Perform "Walk Us Uptown" w/ Elvis Costello On Fallon , the latest visual from The Roots. It dropped on Monday, September 23rd, 2013. The Roots's odds keep getting better with each new leak, and The Roots Perform "Walk Us Uptown" w/ Elvis Costello On Fallon will undoubtedly improve his chances of winning. It's a worthy addition to a respectable catalogue that has seen a lot of growth since The Roots debuted in this game.
  • The Roots Feat. Elvis Costello  "Walk Us Uptown (Lyric Video)" Video
    The Roots Feat. Elvis Costello "Walk Us Uptown (Lyric Video)" Video
    A lyric video from Elvis Costello and The Roots' collaborative "Wise Up Ghost" project. Did you enjoy Elvis Costello's contributions to this video? Can you dig it? Did y'all catch The Roots's latest visual for The Roots Perform "Walk Us Uptown" w/ Elvis Costello On Fallon ?
  • Black Thought "Freestyles Over Super Mario Bros Theme" Video
    Black Thought "Freestyles Over Super Mario Bros Theme" Video
    Black Thought freestyles over the Super Mario Bros. theme for Jimmy Fallon's Video Game week. Thoughts? Check out the latest video from Black Thought, Black Thought Feat. M1, Sean Price, AG, Lil Fame & Illa Ghee "Toca Tuesdays Power Cypher" Video. Hit up Black Thought's profile page for the latest info, news, songs, and mixtapes.
  • The Roots "Freestyle On Jimmy Fallon" Video
    The Roots "Freestyle On Jimmy Fallon" Video
    Black Thoughts goes in backed by The Roots on random topics Jimmy Fallon and his audience talked about during the show.What do y'all think of this video? Did y'all catch The Roots's latest visual for The Roots Feat. Elvis Costello "Walk Us Uptown (Lyric Video)" Video?
  • The Roots "Talk Top 5 MCs, New Album" Video
    The Roots "Talk Top 5 MCs, New Album" Video
    Black Thought, Kirk Douglas and Mark Kelley discuss their top 5 MCs, their new album and inspiration with Hardknock TV.Can you dig it? Check out the latest video from The Roots, The Roots "Freestyle On Jimmy Fallon" Video.
  • Black Thought "Confirms Solo Album Still In The Works, Talks Collaborations" Video
    Black Thought "Confirms Solo Album Still In The Works, Talks Collaborations" Video
    Black Thought talks about his long in the works solo album "The Talented Mr.Trotter", as well as the artists he will collaborate with on the album.Can you appreciate the bars here? Did y'all catch Black Thought's latest visual for Black Thought "Freestyles Over Super Mario Bros Theme" Video? If you dig this, visit Black Thought's profile for the latest info, news, songs, and mixtapes.
  • The Roots "Roots TV: Episode 1" Video
    The Roots "Roots TV: Episode 1" Video
    In collaboration with Okayplayer, The Roots drop ten minutes of unreleased vintage footage as the first episode of their “Roots TV” series. Are y'all feeling this one? Peep the new visual for The Roots's The Roots "Talk Top 5 MCs, New Album" Video.
  • The Roots Feat. Q-Tip, Talib Kweli "Perform "Electric Relaxation"" Video
    The Roots Feat. Q-Tip, Talib Kweli "Perform "Electric Relaxation"" Video
    During the Okay Player Holiday Jam a few weeks back fans were treated to a cornucopia of nostalgia as The Roots performed as Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, and their own Black Thought dropped a rendition of "Electric Relaxation". How's the chemistry between and Q-Tip, Talib Kweli? Are y'all feeling this one? Peep the new visual for The Roots's The Roots "Roots TV: Episode 1" Video.
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