the roots

[WATCH] Philly Singer Jaguar Wright Calls Out The Roots For Mistreatment Of Founding Member Malik B, Alleges Common Sexually Assaulted Her

external content.duckduckgo 25

With the tragic news of The Roots’ founding member Malik B’s passing echoing through the Hip Hop and music worlds, it’s saddening that more bad news is coming out of the Soulquarian camp, as Philly native Jaguar Wright makes some serious accusations about The Roots’ handling of Malik B’s terminal cancer diagnosis and Wright’s own […]

Founding Member of The Roots, Malik B., Passed Away at 47

Founding Member of The Roots Malik B. Passed Away at 47

One of the founding members of the Hip Hop group, The Roots, passed away according to his cousin Don Champion. “Mourning my beloved cousin today,” wrote Champion on Twitter. “He was so talented and had a huge heart. I still remember when he and The Roots were starting out. He’d give me and my dad […]

Questlove to Star in Virtual Cooking Show on Food Network

p

You can now get cooking with Questlove and his famous friends. The world-renowned member of The Roots will hit Food Network for an hourlong special, which will bring him to the kitchen of celebrity friends as they share recipes. Page Six reports the show will be called Questlove’s Potluck and bring in Zooey Deschanel, Tiffany […]

Questlove and Black Thought Ink TV Deal with NBC

aj

Amir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots have signed a first-look TV deal with NBC’s Universal TV. The three-year deal will allow for the Hip-Hop duo to develop scripted and unscripted series on multiple platforms. Questlove and Black Thought have had a relationship with NBC as the long time live band […]

Happy Birthday to the Legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff!

Screen Shot    at

On this date in 1965, Jeffrey Townes, better known to Hip Hop and television fans as “Jazzy Jeff” was born in the City of Brother Love and has become one of the best to ever place their hands on a pair of Technics 1200s. Originally known as the DJ for rapper/actor The Fresh Prince aka […]

Questlove to Drop New Book Titled ‘Mixtape Potluck’

p

It seems like Ahmir Thompson aka Questlove is one of the busiest people in the world. He often claims he has 14 jobs. Not only is he the co-founder of the legendary Roots with Black Thought, but he’s the bandleader for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, a DJ, producer, designer, music educator, and bestselling […]

Black Thought and Questlove Producing ‘Hip-Hop: Songs That Shook America’ On AMC

aj

Legendary lyricists Black Thought and super-producer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots are executive producers of a six-part docuseries entitled Hip-Hop: The Songs That Shook America on AMC. On each episode of this new series put emphasis on a trailblazing song that was critical to the transformation of American music and popular culture. The artists […]

Black Thought Spits Rap About 2020 Presidential Candidates on ‘Fallon’

Black Thought Election Rap

For the past ten years, The Roots have furnished The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as the official house band, giving the pretense an organic hip-hop flavor. In a recent episode, the Philadelphia collective’s lead MC Black Thought broke into a rap session about the multiple amount of candidates for the 2020 United States presidential election. Fallon, in […]

The Roots Announce Dates for 2018 Holiday Tour

TheRootsAnnounceDatesforHolidayTour

Words by Rashad Grove The hardest working band in music, the legendary Roots crew will close out the year with a short tour of the East Coast. Along with creating material for their forthcoming and highly anticipated new album, and playing behind Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s The Tonight Show, the Roots will end the year […]

Happy 47th Birthday to The Roots’ Black Thought!

Born on this date in 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Tariq Luqmaan Trotter, Black Thought, the lead emcee of the legendary Hip Hop band The Roots, has created his key to success with simply one word; longevity. Thought has always been regarded as one of the most lyrical post-Golden Era emcees, yet received very little […]

Ariana Grande Was Added to Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Ariana Grande Was Added to Aretha Franklin's Funeral

Ariana Grande has been added to the star-studded list of performers set to perform for Aretha Franklin’s burial service Friday, Franklin’s marketing specialist has affirmed to CNN. The Sweetener singer earned her spot on the bill after her emotional The Roots-assisted performance of “Natural Woman” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon went viral. Advertisement […]