Empire star Taraji P. Henson stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Friday night for a game of charades, proving once again why she is everyone’s favorite BFF in our heads. Taraji and her partner, The Roots’ Tariq (aka, Black Thought), went head to head with Jimmy and Ryan Seacrest in the charades battle […]

  Roots affiliate Sugar Tongue Slim enlists the group’s front man for his latest single, “$5,000 Dollar Coat Sh*t”. The ATL native will be dropping his latest project ‘WhiteGold: 215’s In My Trunk‘ very soon.   Hear what Slim and Black Thought have to say below.   Like on Facebook!

Lyrical masterminds Pharoahe Monch and Black Thought of The Roots tag team a truculent Marco Polo instrumental for the new track, “Rapid Eye Movement,” the latest cut from Monch’s fourth solo album, “P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) dropping on April 15th. “I got the beat, recorded my first verse and immediately was like ‘I gotta […]

  Kareem Fort, the Producer/Director of DEMOS The Hip Hop documentary movie that everyone is foaming at the mouth to see in the Spring, is now dropping teasers for his DEMOS web series as well! The long awaited projects are addressing how artists got started and how they survive in the entertainment industry at large. […]

  It’s been two long years in the making, and everyone from Black Thought of The Roots to Crooked I of Slaughterhouse to Talib Kweli and Kendrick Lamar has been interviewed to get their take on the industry that they belong to and what an aspiring artist must be willing to learn and do just to make […]

Depending on who you ask, Philadelphia rapper Freeway is a rapper who has been slept on for his whole career. Others will say the only reason he was ever hot is because of the Jay-Z cosign. However, Freeway silenced a great deal of his critics with his fourth album Diamond In The Ruff. In an […]

The Roots will kick off Philadelphia’s annual celebration of Black Music Month with their fourth-annual Roots Picnic on June 4th. The event will take place at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia, PA.  Black Thought, lead MC of The Roots spoke to about one of the Summers best shows.  […]

Philadelphia MCs Black Thought & Dice Raw of the Roots, Peedi Crakk, Ms Jade & Meek Millz were all on the set of Jill Scott’s new video “Shame.” In between takes, the Philly wordsmiths got together for an old school cypher.

Last night while Charlie Sheen was putting on quite a display of crazy on CNN, ?uestlove announced via Twitter the rather eclectic line-up for the 4th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia.  This year the Philadelphia hip-hop heroes will share the stage with The Grammy’s pick for Best New Artist, Esperanza Spalding, Wiz Khalifa, and Mr. […]

Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, and Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe star in Victoria Mahoney’s upcoming independent film, Yelling To The Sky. The film also stars Marc John Jeffries and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots.

Ghostface Killah’s ninth proper album, Apollo Kids, hits stores on December 14th and is certain to be another solid entry into the Wu-Tang Clan member’s discography.

Raekwon is looking to follow up his last album, 2009’s Only Built 4 Cuban Links Pt. 2, in September.