The Roots

This Sunday's NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans will get kicked off with a musical!

BET delivered on their promise to rightly honor the Purple One.

BET held back not a single ounce of shade following Billboard Music Awards’ Prince tribute. Playing off what seemed to be mass disappointment, the TV network shared a teaser for their upcoming award show with the message, “Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We got you.” In case you missed it: And it seems they came through on […]

It was a nostalgic weekend for Will Smith, who attended the 9th annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia with his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air pal DJ Jazzy Jeff.

On May 30th 2015, Philadelphia’s Festival Pier turned into an eclectic shuffle of the iTunes as music lovers of all ages packed into the tiny…

If you’re not caught up on the latest season of Game Of Thrones by now you should probably start watching before Season 5 premiers later this month. If you don’t have ten hours to spare before then, here’s a quicker crash course on what happened last season. In another great Tonight Show exclusive, The Roots frontman Black Thought sums up the epic fourth season of […]

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While he’s currently promoting both a new movie and his own album, Ludacris is racking up views on #throwbackthursday for a 15-year old hit instead. Linking up with The Roots for a The Tonight Show special, Luda filmed a small-room, acoustic version of his 2000 hit “What’s Your Fantasy.” The original track, which features Shawnna and first appeared on Luda’s second album, Back for the […]

The Roots are the biggest rap band in the world and the best band in late night, but they are also free agents. That’s what Black Thought recently told HipHopDX. “We’re not really on Def Jam now,” Thought said when asked to reflect on the iconic label. “We’re kind-of free agents if need be. It […]

Mystikal wowed the world last year when he appeared on Saturday Night Live, and he’s back at it with Mark Ronson. The duo hooked up with The Roots to perform “Feel Right,” their collaboration that appears on Ronson’s Uptown Special. The song also features one of the most WTF lyrics you’ve heard in recent ages. […]

What happens when one of the greatest party anthems of all time meets Superbowl frenzy?  Montell Jordan singing his classic “This is How We Do It” at Buffalo Wild Wings, of course. As part of its 2015 Hyped for Halftime campaign, Pepsi invited the 6’8” singer to perform his 1995 banger at a BWW in […]

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 […]

Martin Luther McCoy, former singer for Grammy Award-winning band The Roots, has returned from his hiatus with a soul-stirring first single, “Finally,” featuring Quest Love. The native of San Francisco first made headlines with his 2004 hit “Daily Bread” and the genre bending “Soul Assassinator.” Now he is back with a groovy ballad tailor-made for […]