Posts Tagged ‘The roots’

Watch iLoveMakonnen Perform “Tuesday” on The Tonight Show

iLoveMakonnen made his television debut on The Tonight Show on none other than a Tuesday night, of course. The Atlanta native stopped by to perform his now Grammy-nominated hit “Tuesday” with a little assistance from The... Read more »

Watch The Roots Perform With A-Trak on The Tonight Show

The Roots appear on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon every night as Fallon’s house band, but last night they took center stage as the show’s musical guest in support of their new album, …And Then You... Read more »

Video: The Roots – “Understand”

The Roots will be releasing their next album …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin on Monday, but today, in anticipation of their forthcoming LP, the band released a video for their song, “Understand.” Featuring colorful, stop-motion animation, and... Read more »

The Roots ft. Raheem DeVaughn – “Tomorrow”

The Roots’ new album, …and then you shoot your cousin, is out May 19, and “Tomorrow” is our second preview of the upcoming album. The track features Raheem DeVaughn, as well as a generally cheerier tone than our... Read more »

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 »