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ICYMI: ABC’s Black-ish Enlists The Roots for Juneteenth Education Song

Never failing to directly, and tastefully, address uncomfortable and unjust realities, ABC’s Black-ish is the comedy series that’s an easy favorite among the plethora of surface sitcoms out now. The show’s Season Four premiere flawlessly upheld its reputation with a Juneteenth-themed storyline. Iconic, genre-crossing band The Roots stepped in for an educational tune that explains…

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The Roots Coin 2 Divergent Children’s Series with Amazon

The band of living legends that comprise The Roots have teamed up with Amazon to do something special for today’s youth. Loved by fans across the nation for their original contributions to music and as the house band of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Grammy-winning hip hop band are reported to develop both an…

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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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Watch Stevie Wonder Honor Michelle Obama With a Heartfelt Tribute on ‘The Tonight Show’

Although most of us are attempting to hold on to everything the Obamas have been for these past 8 years we must all face the reality that the days are dwindling down for our favorite first family’s remaining time in the White House. As many have shared heartfelt thoughts, posts and well-wishes, it is apparent…

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Solange Performs At President Obama’s Star Studded Farewell Party

Our very own Solange Knowles graced the stage at President Barack Obama’s farewell party with many familiar faces in attendance. The moment in which Solange took to instagram to marvel in, only comes once in a lifetime―if at all. She captioned her post, “The sound check of life…Was truly the ultimate, ultimate honor. Can’t even…

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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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Questlove To Collaborate With Pandora For New Radio Show

Wednesday, Pandora officials announced Questlove would serve as their newest strategic advisor and it’s first-ever artist ambassador. At a time where streaming services like Tidal, Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora alike are competing for sales, this is proposed to be a major move for the company’s service. Along with The Roots drummer’s newest role as…

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BET Awards to Feature Star-Studded Prince Tribute

Prince Rogers Nelson would have been 58 today.  When the legendary musician passed suddenly and tragically in late April, it seemed as if the entire world stopped to pay homage. Today, BET announced that they will hold a special tribute to the Purple One at their annual BET Awards event later this month in Los Angeles.…

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Premiere: Dilemma, JoeLogic, Gee, & Modesty Lycan Debut Their Enchanting ‘Reverie Drive’ EP

After concluding their work with powerhouse vocalist Jazmine Sullivan on her Grammy-nominated Reality Show, producers Dilemma, JoeLogic and Gee are back with a completely different sound with their latest installment Reverie Drive. The five track EP is a musical compilation between the three producers in collaboration with singer-songwriter Modesty Lycan. Described as the “perfect backdrop to your workday or…

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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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