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  1. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Stax, ABC Team for 'Scandal' Soundtrack; 'Soul Train' gets Book Treatment by Questlove, and More

    August 15, 2013 4:58 PM EDT -- ABC’s hit television series “Scandal” is getting the soundtrack treatment. ABC Studios and Concord Music Group’s Stax Records are teaming up to release "Songs From Scandal: Music for Gladiators" (Sept. 3). The 12-track set showcases ...

  2. Philly Fourth Of July Jam Partners With VH1 on Nat'l Broadcast, Live Streaming

    January 09, 2013 2:32 PM EST America's largest free concert is coming to your house to help you party it down The annual Philly Fourth of July Jam announced today it is partnering with VH1 for exclusive broadcast, digital and live streaming rights. The concert will be av ...

  3. ?uestlove, Universal Music's Harry Weinger To Teach 'Classic Albums' Course At NYU

    October 16, 2012 2:25 PM EDT An NPR intern's dismissive review of Public Enemy's "It Takes A Nation..." inadvertently brings ?uestlove to the Ivory Tower Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson will soon be adding another job to his exhaustive list of titles: ...

  4. Exclusive: ?uestlove Announces Okayplayer Records Re-Launch, New Albums By Danny!, Young Guru

    August 14, 2012 8:17 AM EDT Today ?uestlove of The Roots announced the formal re-launch of his label Okayplayer Records after an 8-year hiatus. The digital-only label's first releases are by Atlanta-based rapper and producer Danny! and recording engineer Young Guru Dann ...

  5. R&B Favorite D'Angelo Returns to Live Gigs

    July 12, 2012 6:35 PM EDT On the evening of July 6, without any introduction, Michael Eugene Archer, better-known as D'Angelo, stepped onstage at the Essence Music Festival. The neo-soul singer performed a 75-minute set, filled with funky guitar riffs, tight harmonies ...

  6. Backbeat: ?uestlove's Fried Chicken Invades David Chang's Momofuku For Charity

    May 22, 2012 11:18 AM EDT ?uestlove and David Chang pose at Momofuku. (Photo: Gabriele Stabile) Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson of The Roots ' signature "Love's Drumsticks" got their 15 minutes this Sunday night, when Momofuku mastermind David Chan ...

  7. The Roots' ?uestlove on His Foodie Biz, Cocoa Puffs on the Beastie Boys Tour, Fried Chicken Battles

    May 15, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Chef-d'oeuvres: Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson (left) with chef Graham Elliot at a launch for their joint food venture at NYC's Mondrian SoHo. (Photo: Dom Savini) Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson is no foodie come lately. The R ...

  8. Photos: ?uestlove and DJ Cassidy Spin For Skylar Grey, Lonely Island @ Vevo Post-Grammy Party

    February 13, 2012 3:08 PM EST The Vevo Presents I'm With The Band post-Grammy party, sponsored by Nike and Fuelband, was held in Los Angeles Sunday night featuring guest DJs ?uestlove and DJ Cassidy spinning on the ones and twos for stars such as Skylar Grey, Jorma Taccon ...

  9. Roots Grammy Jam Session Report: No-Shows Scuttled 'On the Fly' Whitney Houston Tribute, ?uestlove Says

    February 12, 2012 2:42 PM EST The Roots curating their annual Grammy Jam at the House of Blues Los Angeles. (Photo: Fred Shavies/3680 Photography) Despite a high-energy jam session that featured surprise guest performers like India Arie, Trombone Shorty, Childish Gambino, Warr ...

  10. Backbeat: 5th Annual Okayplayer Holiday Party Pairs The Roots with Shaggy, Big Daddy Kane, Other Guests

    December 19, 2011 4:28 PM EST The Roots played host to the fifth annual Okayplayer Holiday Party last Thursday night at Brooklyn Bowl, featuring a string of surprise guests who stopped by to perform and hang out with the Philly-based hip-hop crew. Questlove founded the Okaypla ...

  11. Questlove: NBC Clearing Roots Songs for Fallon

    December 08, 2011 7:24 PM EST NBC is now checking the songs the Roots play on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" after the band performed an off-color song during Michele Bachmann's show appearance last month. Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots says n ...

  12. Video: The Roots Greet Michelle Bachmann With Politically Loaded Fishbone Song on 'Jimmy Fallon'

    November 22, 2011 1:49 PM EST Jimmy Fallon's house band the Roots didn't have a warm welcome for Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann when she appeared on the NBC show early Tuesday. As Bachmann strode on to the stage at Fallon's "Late Night,& ...

  13. Roots Discuss New Album; Hefner Talks Music at Playboy Jazz Fest

    June 13, 2011 5:00 PM EDT "The Roots, the Roots, the Roots are on fire!" That one chant could be heard above the audience roar during the Roots' closing set on the opening night of the 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 11-12). Making their festival deb ...

  14. BACKBEAT: John Legend, The Roots' ?uestlove and Spike Lee At Billboard Live! Panel During 2010 Advertising Week

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Advertising Week 2010 Kicked off in NYC on September 27 and Billboard was there to present Billboard Live! which hosted Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson from the Roots, John Legend , director Spike Lee , American Express’ Courtney Kelso and Momentum’s J ...

  15. BACKBEAT: American Airlines' Blackatlas.Com hosts John Legend and The Roots

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT American Airlines’ BlackAtlas.com hosted an intimate concert on Aug. 30 at Bowery Ballroom in NYC with Grammy Award-winning recording artist John Legend and Grammy Award-winning super-group The Roots , in celebration of their new album WAKE UP! du ...

  16. Vampire Weekend Anchors Third Roots Picnic Fest

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Vampire Weekend will headline the third annual Roots Picnic, which will also feature a performance by the Philadelphia-based Roots. The event will be held June 5 at Philadelphia's Festival Pier; tickets go on sale Friday (March 5) via LiveNat ...

  17. The Roots Gear Up For 'Late Night'

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fans of The Roots can rest easy. The Philadelphia-based band has started work on a new album and still plans to tour. But the Grammy Award-winning group's primary focus right now is its new gig as the house band for "Late Night with Jimm ...

  18. Roots Launch Okayplayer Records

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Roots have formed a label, Okayplayer Records, in partnership with Decon, a multimedia design/entertainment company. Distribution is by RED. The Roots have formed a label, Okayplayer Records, in partnership with Decon, a multimedia design/ente ...