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The Roots

  1. new yorker festival
    Jimmy Fallon Fondly Recalls NBC Not Wanting Him for Late NightAlso, how NBC didn’t want the Roots, because they were too “urban.”
  2. aretha franklin
    Ariana Grande and the Roots Pay Tribute to Aretha FranklinThe singer took time on the eve of her album release to perform “Natural Woman” in honor of the late singer.
  3. crime report
    Man Arrested for Orchestrating Bomb Threat at the Roots’ SXSW Concert“Thanks for understanding,” Questlove tweeted.
  4. last night on late night
    Darlene Love Sings ‘Christmas’ on Fallon, Restores Order to This Chaotic WorldFeaturing lots of white turtlenecks.
  5. freestyle
    Black Thought’s 10-Minute Freestyle Is a Rap Master ClassJust wait until the sweat starts dripping.
  6. review
    Chappelle Tries to Tackle Trump and Trans Issues at RCMH. He Doesn’t Succeed.At least the Roots were good.
  7. ham4ham
    Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Freestyle With the Roots in a Brief Return to Ham4HamTo celebrate the release of the Hamilton instrumentals.
  8. Dave Chappelle Made a Surprise Appearance on Last Night’s ‘Tonight Show’Ahead of his Radio City Hall residency in August, Dave Chappelle made a special guest appearance during last night’s Tonight Show during a […]
  9. roll clip!
    Watch the Roots New Musical on NBA History ‘The Evolution of Greatness’Starring Daveed Diggs, Michael B. Jordan, and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
  10. basketball
    The Roots Wrote a Basketball Musical for the NBA All-Star GameStarring Daveed Diggs, Michael B. Jordan, Jidenna, and others.
  11. last night on late night
    Paul McCartney and the Roots Sing a CappellaSo many colorful tiles.
  12. last night on late night
    Busta Rhymes and the Roots Perform HamiltonLook at that fur coat.
  13. last night on late night
    Steve Harvey Hijacked the Tonight Show to Host Family FeudAnnette Bening, Greta Gerwig, and Jimmy Fallon versus the Roots.
  14. Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Freestyle Rap on FallonAlso, he feels quite, um, amorous, toward elections.
  15. bet awards 2016
    Watch Prince Tributes at the BET Awards Prepare to weep purple tears at these harmonies.
  16. music festivals
    The Roots Picnic Is Coming to New York CityOn October 1 and 2.
  17. last night on late night
    The Roots’ Tariq Is Back With Your Game of Thrones Rap RecapsFrom The Tonight Show.
  18. bitchassness
    Questlove, the Roots Pull Out of Bowie Gigs Because of a “#Bitchassness” outbreak.
  19. last night on late night
    Black Simon and Garfunkel a.k.a The Roots Covered ‘Diamonds’ by RihannaPlus: Conan stripped down for a bubble bath with Ricky Gervais, and more, on our daily late-night roundup.
  20. christina aguilera
    Christina Aguilera Performed ‘Your Body’Look, Ma, no instruments (but, also, Ma, office supplies)!
  21. late night with jimmy fallon
    Hear Black Simon and Garfunkel Cover Taylor SwiftSimon and Garfunkel and Swift?
  22. late night with jimmy fallon
    Watch Black Simon and Garfunkel Sing One DirectionIs it us, or does Art Garfunkel looks like Questlove?
  23. last night on late night
    Did David Letterman Spoil the Ending to Dark Knight Rises?Plus: Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon jammed out like BFFs, and more, on our daily late-night roundup.
  24. last night on late night
    Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis Rescued in JamaicaPlus: Aubrey Plaza flaunted her stigmata, and more, on our daily late-night roundup.
  25. fun things
    The Roots and Carly Rae Sing ‘Call Me Maybe’No, really.
  26. late night with jimmy fallon
    Every Single Shoutout to the RootsGood luck with your “Not A Big Fan of the Roots” supercut, Late Night staff.
  27. bon iver
    Watch a Jam Session Between the Roots and Bon IverBon Iver. The Roots. “Perth.” Got eight minutes?
  28. bon iver
    Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Will Jam With the Roots on Jimmy FallonClear some DVR space for Thursday night.
  29. the roots
    Watch the Roots’ Short FilmIn the tradition of the Roots exceeding your expectations, here’s a short film that features four tracks from their new album, undun.
  30. the roots
    See Jimmy Fallon’s Freestyle Rap That Didn’t Make the New Roots AlbumGood game face, Questlove.
  31. the roots
    Stream the New Roots Album, undunIf Questlove took Frank Ocean in a time machine to the seventies, this would be the soundtrack.
  32. real talk
    The Roots Did Not Pick the Nicest Walk-On Song for Michele BachmannNot at all.
  33. The Roots Are Making Short Films for Their Concept AlbumWatch them all!
  34. clickables
    Listen to ‘Make My’ by the RootsPhilly’s finest “makes my” day, yours too.
  35. clickables
    Stream the Roots’ First Single From UndunGet your groove on.
  36. music
    The Roots Are Making a Concept Album, Too’undun’ is due December 6.
  37. the roots
    Watch the Roots’ Hurricane Irene FreestyleIt came at the expense of one stranded ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ guest.
  38. clickables
    Hear the Roots and Weird Al Yankovic Cover MadvillainHappy 1.6 million followers, Questlove!
  39. party lines
    Nicki Minaj at Casio’s TRYX OUT Camera LaunchBarbies say the darndest things.
  40. clickables
    Watch Stephen Colbert and the Roots Perform Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’No, we’re not over this phenomenon yet.
  41. out on the weekend
    This Weekend’s Concerts, From Lady Gaga to Naughty by NaturePlus: Dr. Dog, F-cked Up, Rihanna …
  42. out on the weekend
    This Weekend’s Concerts, From Passion Pit to the Black KeysPlus: The Roots, Girl Talk, Jane’s Addiction, Lauryn Hill, Japandroids, and more, in our weekend concert roundup.
  43. it really is 2010
    Bruce Springsteen Joins the Roots!For two songs, at least.
  44. contests
    Vulture’s John Legend and the Roots Contest: We Have a Winner!Read the winning haiku.
  45. Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Lineup Leaked; The Roots, Jeff Tweedy […]Apparently, the National Parks Department let the permit for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear leak out, giving a preliminary schedule of […]
  46. contests
    Vulture Contest: Win Two Tickets to a Private John Legend and the Roots ShowIt’s haiku time, once again.
  47. last night's gig
    Five Things We Learned at Last Night’s Awesome Roots ShowThe band assembled a stellar lineup of guest stars for a nineties hip-hop revue.
  48. music
    See John Legend and the Roots Cover Arcade FireThe ‘Wake Up!’ collaborators played “Wake Up.” Everyone’s awake now!
  49. music
    Hear John Legend and the Roots’ Collaboration Album, Wake Up!Eleven excellent covers of sixties and seventies soul songs.
  50. music
    Watch John Legend and the Roots’ New Video, ‘Little Ghetto Boy’Pa-rum pa-pum pum.
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