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The Roots Will Commence The 2017 NBA All-Star Game

Freshly announced today (Dec. 16th), The 66th Annual NBA All-Star Game will be tipped off with a special performance from The Roots. The iconic Philadelphia group will head to New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. Before the East/West feud begins, the Grammy Award winning band will deliver a must-see performance probing the history of basketball.…

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President Obama “Slow Jams The News” With Jimmy Fallon And The Roots

President Obama joined The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night for a “Slow Jam the News” segment that will have you in tears. President Obama also notably takes us down memory lane recounting the significant changes he has made and truly making America great again. Our POTUS wears a few hats, one of which is evidently being…

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The Roots Picnic Is Heading To New York City

After much success in Philly over the years, The Roots Picnic is set to take on New York City’s Bryant Park this fall. The two-day picnic will begin October 1st. In true Roots form, Questlove and Black Thought announced the the new picnic in a freestyle via YouTube. The lineup includes D’Angelo,Wu-Tang Clan, Jeremih and more. October…

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Leon Bridges, Future & Usher To Headline The Roots Picnic

Just when you thought musical festivals couldn’t get any better, The Roots’ annual Roots Picnic is returning this year to Philadelphia’s Festival Pier on June 4th with a stellar lineup. Seriously, it doesn’t get any better than this. Headliners include Future, Usher (backed by The Roots) and the soulful Leon Bridges. You can also catch…

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Watch JoJo Unite With The Roots For “When Love Hurts” on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’

Jojo is re-inventing herself each and every time she steps out on to the scene these days, and we’re loving it. In between dates on her I Am JoJo country-wide tour, the starlet singer-songwriter got to live out a childhood dream by performing with The Roots on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night. The soulstress…

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The Roots, Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky, the Weeknd to Headline Roots Picnic

The annual Roots Picnic, coordinated by the legendary group The Roots, will be celebrating it’s 8th year this summer in Philadelphia. This year’s festival will take place on May 30th at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier with headlining performances from The Roots, the Weeknd, Erykah Badu, and A$AP Rocky. Throughout the three stages, DJ Mustard, Chronixx and…

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Audio: The Roots, “Tomorrow” Feat. Raheem DeVaughn

With eleven studio albums under their belts, The Roots continue their path of eclectic hip-hop lyricism by releasing new single, “Tomorrow.” The track comes from the forthcoming album, “…and then you shoot your cousin,” which also features recently released track, “When The People Cheer.” The soulful ballad is a lighthearted entry, featuring the warming vocals…

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Solange, Pharrell, Lil Wayne & More Announced to Perform at The 10th Annual Roots Picnic

Food, fun and music in the sun are among the wonderful things to look forward to at a legendary Roots Picnic. This year, we’re excited to add a performance from our very own Solange to our long list of things to anticipate. After diverting from years of Philadelphia tradition to hold the picnic in New York last year, The Roots will bring their…

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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s Street Art Reminds America Of Its Roots

If you’ve ever been to New York and have seen the pencil drawn, wheat-pasted faces of defiant women above bold declarations, like “Stop Telling Women To Smile” and “My Name Is Not Baby”, then you know who Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is. She has been using her art to address street harassment for years. What started out…

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Jidenna Celebrates His Roots In A New West African-Inspired Photoshoot

We all know Jidenna is a “Classic Man,” but he’s upped the ante quite a bit for a new photoshoot with African style hub, All Things Ankara. This year the site will be hosting it’s first ever “All Things Ankara Ball” and the theme will be Nigerian Renaissance. Guests are expected to show up and show out in “luxurious,…

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ICYMI: The 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Is As Promising As Ever

‘Tis the season of music festival announcements and as always, the 2017 New Orleans Jazz Festival line-up is worth every penny. For those who have been searching for a ticket down Jazz history’s memory lane, your prayers have been answered. Among the many impressive acts and indigenous Louisiana musicians,  Stevie Wonder,  Maroon 5, Usher & The Roots, Lorde, Snoop…

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The Revisit: Erykah Badu’s ‘Baduizm’ Turns 20

Erykah Badu’s debut album was a culturally sentimental work that explored the fusion of Jazz, Blues, R&B, Gospel and Funk elements so in depth that it blatantly threw the industry’s limitations of R&B/Soul a curve ball. At the time, a few artists were on the brink of pioneering the Neo-soul subgenre, but they each maintained…

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