Posts Tagged ‘The roots’

The Roots – “When the People Cheer”

Philadelphia’s finest—otherwise known as The Roots—have just dropped “When The People Cheer,” a new track set to appear on their forthcoming LP, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. The instrumental features tinkling piano keys, and prominent... Read more »

50 Cent, Nas, Young Money, Childish Gambino, & Action Bronson to Play at Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014

New York radio station Hot 97 have just announced the lineup for their annual hip-hop institution that is Summer Jam. 50 Cent returns to Summer Jam after nearly 10 years, headlining alongside Nas, Nicki Minaj and... Read more »

Video: M.I.A. Performs “Come Walk With Me” on Jimmy Fallon

In support of her recently released album, Matangi, M.I.A. paid Jimmy Fallon a visit last night. With a bit of help from The Roots, a cool, calm, and collected Maya performed “Come Walk With Me” off... Read more »

The Time I Rapped On Stage With The Roots

By Daniel Isenberg In August, 1996, a bunch of my boys from White Plains and I went down to see The Roots together in NYC the summer after we graduated from high school, kind of as... Read more »

Questlove Talks About Teaching at NYU, Michael Jackson, and Being a Music Nerd

Self-professed music nerd Questlove has compiled an incredible discography of music as a drummer and leader for The Roots, putting an encyclopedic knowledge of music and its history to help create a new genre of collaborative,... Read more »

Watch Elvis Costello & The Roots Perform on Jimmy Fallon

With the Costello/Roots collaboration Wise Up Ghost unleashed onto the unsuspecting public, Costello came to the home turf of Jimmy Fallon’s late night show to perform “Walk Us Uptown.” Costello sings like a man reborn, probably... Read more »

Advance Stream: Elvis Costello & The Roots – “Wise Up Ghost”

Music nerds, rejoice. The collaboration album between Elvis Costello and The Roots is now available to stream over at NPR’s First Listen. The two came together after Costello played with the Philly legends on Late Night... Read more »

Watch Robin Thicke, The Roots and Jimmy Fallon Perform “Blurred Lines” on Fallon

At this point, you’ve probably caught Robin Thicke performing his smash hit “Blurred Lines” live one way or another. But have you seen him perform it accompanied by Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, who only used... Read more »

The Best Performers in Rap Right Now

Technical skill, originality, and style always come into question when considering the best rappers, but the increasingly important live show is sometimes left out of the discussion. A great live show, however, always helps pave the... Read more »

Elvis Costello & The Roots – “Walk Us UPTOWN”

Elvis Costello has linked up with ?uestlove and the Roots squad for a mean little joint released today via Blue Note Records. It’s called “Walk Us UPTOWN,” a soulful funk jam featuring the Roots’ unique blend... Read more »

Mariah Carey and The Roots Perform “All I Want For Christmas Is You” On Fallon

There are very few Christmas songs out there that can top the upbeat and joyful tone of Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” It’s become a staple of the holiday season, and frankly... Read more »

Watch Joey Bada$$ Perform “Waves” On Jimmy Fallon

As if not being able to vote but still killing the hip-hop game wasn’t wild enough, Joey Bada$$ has marked off two more things from any MC’s bucket list: performing with The Roots on national TV.... Read more »

Video: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe (w/ Classroom Instruments)”

First President Obama gets in on the fun, and now the Roots and Jimmy Fallon can’t help but give their take on the utterly inescapable “Call Me Maybe.” Joined by Carly Rae herself, the Legendary Roots... Read more »

Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced

Bonnaroo officially dropped their lineup today, and it’s no slouch. The festival will run from June 7-10 in its usual spot in Manchester, Tennessee. Headliners for this year include Radiohead, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and... Read more »

Video: Justin Vernon Teams Up With The Roots For “Perth”

When Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon was in NYC, The Roots invited him to stop by Fallon’s spot for a little jamming. Being the gentleman that he is, he accepted, and what went down next was what... Read more »