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The Roots Don’t Have Any Yes-Men In Their Crew

Black Thought and Questlove of The Roots swung by The Breakfast Club to discuss their latest release, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. While with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God they talked about how working with Jimmy Fallon effected them creatively, staying connected to their hometown and arguing over creative differences...

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The Roots Impress With Their Most Ambitious Effort On ‘And Then You Shoot Your Cousin’

Earlier this year, while describing to XXL the logic behind The Roots’ newest concept album And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, bandleader Black Thought finished by bluntly saying, “I don’t know if that makes any sense...

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The Roots’ New Album Title Was Inspired By KRS-One

The Roots have been on a press run as of late promoting their new album, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. With such a provocative title, many questioned the inspiration and idea behind it...

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Questlove Thinks Today’s Hip-Hop Artists Have Lost Their ‘Cool’

During an essay as part of his six-part series with Vulture, Roots drummer Questlove discusses the notion of "black cool" and how today's artists cannot match the cool effect of artists and figures like Miles Davis, Betty Davis, Muhammad Ali, Richard Pryor, Billie Holiday, Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, Angela Davis and Prince...

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The Roots Pull Off Unique Performance Art Listening Party In NYC

I hate the word unique, but I have never seen anything like what The Roots pulled off last night at Joe's Pub in New York City. In front of a small, select gathering of people that included journalists (including Toure), label and publishing executives and industry tastemakers, the hardest working band in show business were presenting an event that was billed as half Roots show, half album-inspired performance art, leaving those milling about the theater's lobby beforehand a little confused as to what they were getting themselves into...

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?uestlove Is Producing A VH1 Series

Accomplished musician and author ?uestlove of The Roots is adding another job to his already impressive resume, as he is reportedly joining VH1's new series Soundclash as an Executive Producer...

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Nicki Minaj Is Performing At The Roots’ Annual 4th Of July Jam

Aside from flooding the radio with her new found hunger and demolishing the box office with The Other Woman, Nicki Minaj is now set to get back on stage with a slew of big time shows on her schedule...

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The Roots Get Animated In New Video

The Roots craft up a cartoon themed video for "When The People Cheer." Directed by Joe Baughman and with Apple Jacks everywhere, the group manages to deliver a deep message about the current standings of today's social affairs in the clip...

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The Roots Featuring Raheem DeVaughn “Tomorrow”

The Roots have been busy putting together their conceptual 11th LP, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. They recently dropped the song "Tomorrow" which features the vocals of Raheem DeVaughn...

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Nas, The Roots And Childish Gambino Will Perform At Boston Calling Music Festival

Fresh from his headlining turn at this year’s Coachella, Nas is being announced as one of the acts for the fall version of Boston Calling Music Festival...

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