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The Roots Are Producing a Broadway Soundtrack

The Roots were once buried in rap's underground, toiling in the kind of obscurity that heady, abrasive underground rap records from Philadelphia are bound to lead you to...

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Watch the Mayor of Philadelphia Perform “Rapper’s Delight” With The Roots

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter might be the realest politician in the game. With The Roots as his backing band and Black Thought as his hypeman, Nutter ripped through the Sugarhill Gang's classic "Rapper's Delight" at Philly's 4th of July Jam over the weekend

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Watch Snoop Dogg Perform “So Many Pros” on ‘The Tonight Show’

With The Roots acting as his backing band, Snoop Dogg blessed The Tonight Show stage for a performance of "So Many Pros" from his album Bush

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10 Rappers With Their Own Music Festivals

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Producer Yameen Injures Legs and Neck in Philadelphia Amtrak Accident

Yameen was on that Amtrak train. He's shook up. But he'll be ok. Praying everyone was safe on that crash.

— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) May 13, 2015

Last night (May 12), an Amtrak train traveling from Washington, DC to New York City derailed in Philadelphia...

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Stream Black Thought and J. Period’s James Brown Mixtape

James Brown was the hardest working man in show business, but Black Thought is at least on the shortlist. The frontman of the legendary Roots crew is on your television screen every night, but he's trying to transcend Mr...

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Watch Ludacris and The Roots Perform an Acoustic Version of ‘What’s Your Fantasy’

Ludacris making the switch from rapping to lounge singing? Based on his acoustic performance of his breakout hit "What's Your Fantasy" with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, it may not be the worst idea

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Today in Hip-Hop: The Roots Drop ‘From the Ground Up’

Today, April 1, in hip-hop history...

1994: Before they were a late night headlining band, the Roots were just another jazz-soul band from Philadelphia trying to break through...

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The Roots, Erykah Badu, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky and More to Headline The Roots Picnic

The Roots will be in rare company this May 30 when they host their eighth annual Roots Picnic festival in Philadelphia. Joining the legendary crew as headliners will be the elusive Erykah Badu, Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky and more, including Atlanta newcomer Raury and New York's precocious Bishop Nehru. Th...

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Watch GZA Perform ‘The Mexican’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

With Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello by his side and The Roots behind him, GZA touched the stage at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "The Mexican

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