1. Watch Kesha & The Roots Cover 'House Of The Rising Sun' Backstage At 'The Tonight Show'

    August 18, 2017 8:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, to celebrate the release of her hard-fought new album  Rainbow , Kesha went on  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon  to sing “ Praying .” And apparently, while she was backstage, she also covered the Animals’ version of “House Of The R ...

  2. The Roots' Questlove and Black Thought On Their 'Rap Yearbook' Docu-Series: Q&A

    August 15, 2017 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 AMC recently announced “ Visionaries: Rap Yearbook,” a six-part documentary series based on Shea Serrano 's 2015 best-selling book The Rap Yearbook. The program, which is part of the larger "AMC Visionaries," will be produced by  The ...

  3. Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Spill Behind-The-Scenes Memories, Craziest Prince Stories

    June 08, 2017 9:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 ​Jimmy Fallon is no stranger to the music industry, hosting performances from the likes of Bruce Springsteen , Miley Cyrus and Prince  on  The Tonight Show  alongside his famous lip sync battles and musical impersonation contests. And neither are Th ...

  4. The Roots' Black Thought Has Sneakers and Picnic Baskets for Sale Ahead of Philly Festival

    May 30, 2017 12:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Philadelphia Hip-Hop group The Roots are easily one of the busiest acts in the business. Not only are they the house band for NBC’s evening juggernaut The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon , but they’ve also managed to steadily release albums, perf ...

  5. Takeover Tuesday: The Roots' 'Roots Picnic-Prepping' Playlist

    May 26, 2017 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week  Billboard  taps chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to  Billboard 's Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to base the list on whatever s ...

  6. Live Nation, Roots Manager Shawn Gee Launch Live Nation Urban: Exclusive

    May 04, 2017 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shawn Gee , a founding member of management consortium Maverick and lead manager for The Roots and Jill Scott , is partnering with Live Nation in a new venture, Live Nation Urban (LNU). Its goal: to better cater to the genres' underserved audie ...

  7. DJ Cipha Sounds Launches New Comedy Series 'Hip Hop Improv' on TIDAL

    April 18, 2017 1:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Wednesday (April 19), Jay Z's streaming service TIDAL launched a new original series from DJ Cipha Sounds. Titled Hip Hop Improv With Cipha Sounds , the forthcoming show will infuse hip-hop and comedy based on real-life stories of famed rap ...

  8. X Ambassadors Bringing Music Festival Featuring The Roots & More to Their Hometown

    March 27, 2017 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Cayuga Sound Festival will take place in Ithaca, New York, on Sept. 22 and 23. Before X Ambassadors were creating hits like "Renegades" and "Unsteady," the Ithaca, New York-bred group spent their time traveling to cities outs ...

  9. T.I., Rae Sremmurd, Brandy & More Jam With The Roots at SXSW

    March 19, 2017 12:47 PM EDT 0 0 5 “I’m so confused where I am right now. Am I on the same stage as the Roots?” roots rocker Shakey Graves asked the packed and sweaty house at The Roots & Friends jam at South By Southwest on Saturday night (March 18). “You guys ready for a nice, ...

  10. The Roots To Perform with Jidenna, Redman, Method Man & More at Bud Light's SXSW Jam Session

    March 09, 2017 8:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Bud Light is bringing back The Roots & Friends Jam Session to Austin, Texas at this year's South By Southwest. The legendary crew will rock the stage alongside  Jidenna , Method Man , Redman and other surprise guests at the March 18 event. ...

  11. Questlove & Black Thought Talk Roots Picnic's 10th Anniversary, Eclectic Lineup

    February 27, 2017 10:56 AM EST 0 0 0 To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Roots Picnic , a festival curated by the Philadelphia collective and their longtime manager, Shawn Gee, headliners Pharrell , Lil Wayne and Solange will take over the City of Brotherly Love. After launching t ...

  12. Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels on Teaming With The Roots for NBA All-Star Performance & Playing Chance The Rapper's Father on 'SNL'

    February 17, 2017 2:41 PM EST 0 0 0 The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will kick off with a blast from the past. Prior to the introductions of the All-Star East and West teams on Sunday, Feb. 19 in New Orleans' Smoothie King Center, The Roots will orchestrate an NBA-themed musical titled ...

  13. The Roots to Deliver NBA-Themed Musical With Special Guests at All-Star Game

    February 16, 2017 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 'The Evolution of Greatness' will also feature 'Hamilton' actor Daveed Diggs, DJ Jazzy Jeff, actor Michael B. Jordan, Jidenna and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels. Beyond the talent on the court, NBA will deliver star-studded mus ...

  14. Watch Questlove & Kyrie Irving Improv on the Court in Nike 'Kyrie 3' Ad

    December 29, 2016 10:09 AM EST 0 0 0 Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving finds a new teammate on the court in Questlove for Nike's latest ad featuring Irving's new sneakers, the Kyrie 3. The minute-long spot features The Roots instrumentalist, wearing his signature Afro pic ...

  15. The Roots To Tip Off NBA All-Star Game 2017

    December 16, 2016 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In honor of the 66th NBA All-Star Game, The Roots will open up the show's festivities with a special performance at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. Before the NBA All-Star East and West teams hit th ...

  16. Questlove, Andra Day, Ashanti & More Debut 'Hamilton Mixtape' Live at Richard Rodgers Theatre

    December 01, 2016 5:21 PM EST 0 0 3 The curtain was drawn on the stage at Richard Rodgers Theatre, revealing the set for a scene from Hamilton, with wooden structures and hanging rope on display. Eager attendees -- who waited in line for hours and were let in on a first-come, first-se ...

  17. Roots Picnic Day 1 Highlights: D'Angelo, John Mayer and Common Rip The Stage

    October 02, 2016 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the gloomy weather and chilled temperatures, diverse music lovers from New York City and beyond came together in Bryant Park for the first annual Roots Picnic in Manhattan. While the crowd stood in some muddy turf, fans were able to push thr ...

  18. The Roots MC Black Thought's Philly Insider Tips on How Turn It Up for the Democratic National Convention

    July 25, 2016 5:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Whenever people descend upon the city, Philly rolls out the red carpet," says Black Thought, the 44-year-old Roots MC and Philadelphia native. As the city gets ready to host the Democratic National Convention starting July 25, he gives  B ...

  19. 'Hamilton' To Be Filmed? Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Hopes So

    October 05, 2015 8:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway hit Hamilton was the hottest ticket in town more or less the moment it opened -- but now, even those at the bottom of the waiting list will be able to see the hip-hop musical. Billboard Cover: 'Hamilton' ...

  20. The Weeknd's 'Can't Feel My Face' Gets the Black Simon & Garfunkel Treatment, With a Little Help From Art Garfunkel

    October 01, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Black Simon and Garfunkel" has become one of The Tonight Show 's stand-by sketches, showcasing the comedic (and musical) talents of The Roots ' Questlove and Captain Kirk as they emulate the dulcet tones and sweet harmonies of l ...

  21. The Roots' 4th of July Performance Proves Philly Has the Coolest Mayor

    July 06, 2015 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Philly hosted the original Fourth of July, so when the date comes around, the pressure's on to do it up. The city hosted its annual Fourth of July Jam Saturday night with a performance from the Roots . That's sounds great, but some unexpec ...

  22. Erykah Badu and The Roots Pay Tribute to Hip-Hop in Concert With YG, The LOX, and Freeway: Exclusive

    June 24, 2015 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Erykah Badu  performing with The Roots is a special occasion all on its own -- add a 20-minute ode to hip-hop, complete with guest appearances from YG , the LOX, and Freeway , and it becomes one for the ages. At last month's 8th Annual Roots Pi ...

  23. Watch A$AP Rocky Perform 'L$D/Jukebox Joints' With The Roots on 'The Tonight Show'

    June 12, 2015 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A$AP Rocky brought some of the cuts from his new album At.Long.Last.A$AP to The Tonight Show last night (June 11), with a little assistance from the Roots.  Billboard Cover: A$AP Rocky on Grieving for A$AP Yams, Police Brutality and Why Drugs Help H ...

  24. Erykah Badu Brings Soul to 8th Annual Roots Picnic: Concert Review

    June 01, 2015 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 The idea of "soul music" has become a shell of its former self, bringing to mind only the legacies of aging greats and their halfhearted pop progeny. At Saturday's (May 30) eighth annual Roots Picnic, however, audience members receive ...

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  26. The Daily Noise 3.4.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 3.4.2010 - Billboard.com

    March 04, 2010 5:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Jane's Addiction bassist quits again, Sean Lennon defends mom Yoko for allowing dad John's image in a car ad, Lil Wayne sentencing rescheduled again, Jimmy Fallon and ?uestlove talk about how they find bands like Neon Indian for Fallon ...

  27. The Daily Noise 9.29.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 9.29.2009 - Billboard.com

    September 29, 2009 3:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ozzy Osbourne stars in video game, Lady Sovereign arrested, Roots release new album. Quest Love , motorhead , Lady Sovereign , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Ozzy Osbourne , Fuse , Jack Black , ?uestlove , The Roots Videos Bill Werde Fuse Jack Black ...