The Roots To Retire In 2009?

The Roots are reportedly giving up their bread and butter for a while. The group recently announced they’ll stop touring to become Jimmy Fallon’s house band when he takes over Conan O’Brien’s “Late Night” gig next year.

As previously reported, Fallon is set to replace Conan on “Late Night” starting March 2009 while O’Brien will finally get his shot at “The Tonight Show.” Video clips in which drummer ?uestlove spoke on the Roots’ new engagement surfaced this weekend. They’ve since been removed. A  message posted on the okayplayer.com, The Roots’ website, downplayed the band’s retirement plans. The post has also been removed from message boards.-Marvin Brandon

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  • lil dizzy

    dats messed rite up
    hot tha hell are you gunna stop tourn to be on a damn tv show

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  • tony grand$

    See, that’s next level movement right there. The Roots do okay on record sales, nutn to write home about. They get the majority of their paper from touring, everyone knows that. But, to be the house band on arguably the second best late night talk show on TV, come man, that’s major. Someone real important has been eyein them niggas for a while, not to mention the fact that its a guaranteed paycheck week after week. That’s what’s up. But I wonder, where exactly is Black Thought gonna fit in? Rappin EVERY night might not fly with the demographic. After all, it aint the effin Arsenio Hall show. Smh @ the dog pound (woof woof woof).

  • capcobra

    the roots being the house band is gonna be sick…the performances is gonna be crazy..and the interlude music gonna knock…can’t wait to see who they gon use for guest vocalists…not to mention how it’s a major move for all of hip hop and all the young upcoming musicians…i’ll definitely be watching just to see the roots if nothing else…..fuck ringling bros…the roots is the greatest show on earth.

  • Shad

    Sad how things are turning out for the Roots. Just like all good artist, views change, some for the better some for the worse. I hope this is not true since we need more concious rap in ‘bling-hop.’

  • ANGRY RADIO DJ

    Man Ive seen the Roots perform a handful of times in the last 10 years and have never been disappointed. They the hardest working band/group in hip hop. Good for them, no more life on the road, make that steady paper. Ill watch that hsit every night just to hear their dope interludes!!! Im also curious as to what Black Thoughts role gonna be…anybody????????

  • Vicious Seiger

    If the story is true I understand the move. I’ve had their last album for at least 6 months and haven’t played until now and I was blown away as usual by them. This is a move to acquire new fans and get a steady check. As for Jimmy Fallon as the host it seemed like a weird combination, I kind of wish someone would give a D.L. Hughley a permanent Late Night Show position but that’s just me.

  • BIGNAT

    ummm but jimmy fallon is not funny they will need a new job by the end of 09 hahahahah

  • balaramesh

    i’d love to see the roots sell curtis or wayne let alone jeezy type numbers one day and be able to live off touring AND residuals. but that was not realistic. glad to see them get consistent money with the heavy touring. besides, it might even gain them some actual purchasing fans. it’s a win-win situation for them.

    in regards to a performance, i would not put many shows before them.

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