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Drake And Jimmy Fallon Share A Quick Game Of Beer Hockey

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Visit for more information What do you get when you mix one of the most popular recreational room games, Air Hockey, with the fratest past-time, Beer Pong? Beer Hockey, that’s what. A game that tests not only your capacity to hold alcohol, but your speed and dexterity and a willingness to drink out of […]

Big Sean and Kid Cudi Perform “First Chain” On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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Visit for more information Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, G.O.O.D. Music representative, Big Sean hit the stage to perform one of the standout tracks from his most recent album Hall Of Fame. The Detroit Player performed “First Chain” and even surprised the NYC crowd with the appreance of his former label-mate […]

The Roots & Elvis Costello Reveal The Tracklist To ‘Wise Up Ghost’

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The Roots & Elvis Costello drop a tracklist to their joint album, ‘Wise Up Ghost.’ Visit for more information Today, the tracklist to Elvis Costello and The Roots’s joint album Wise Up Ghost dropping September 17th through Blue Note Records.  The anticipation for this joint project has been building since Questlove announced that he’d be working on a joint project with […]

Hip Hop’s Going Green!


Visit for more information For a very long time now, Hip-Hop stars have been rapping about green. Unfortunately for the environment, their idea of greens consists of dollars bills or weed. But as we enter into a time of environmental conservation, some in Hip-Hop have begun to turn their direction to the Green Movement, […]

Nardwuar Vs. ?uestlove

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Visit for more information The Human Serviette takes on The Roots’ ?uestlove

A Second Album From Justin Timberlake This Year?

  Visit for more information With Justin Timberlake serving up a new album tomorrow in the The 20/20 Experience, news broke this weekend that this may not be the only new music on the way from the pop-crooner. This weekend via the Okayplayer message-board, much talk was over the NY Times review of Justin […]

Watch Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake Perform “History of Rap 4”

Visit for more information Here we go again…. In a rather entraining turn of events, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake are back with a brand new edition of “History of Rap.” Check out the two performing countless hit after hit… These two white boys know a little something. Advertisement Watch the performance now! […]

Video: Black Thought Raps Oscar’s 2013 Best Picture Nominees

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Visit for more information Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the show took a rap break for Black Thought to update those who didn’t know what films were up for Best Picture at this years Oscar’s. He even gives a short reason for each why they’re part of the shortlist. Watch the […]

T.I. Has A “Ball” On Jimmy Fallon

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T.I. performs “Ball” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Visit for more information Backed by The Roots, T.I. took to the Jimmy Fallon stage to perform his “Ball.” The standout single which also features Lil Wayne appears on his recently released Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head project. That’s what you call some late […]

Danny! Talks ‘Payback,’ Okayplayer Records & More

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Visit for more information p> Advertisement recently took a moment to sit-down with rapper/producer Danny Swain. The interview comes on the heels of his highly anticipated release, Payback and his performance with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon. Hear the man out and let him speak, you may just learn a thing or two. […]

The Roots to Play Birthday Tribute to Soul Legend, Curtis Mayfield

Visit for more information Following years of soulful albums and performances by Curtis Mayfield, the artist was tragically paralyzed after a freak accident in 1990. Seven years after his debilitating injury, Mayfield managed to record an entire album on his back, singing one line at a time to ensure he performed up to the […]

Frank Ocean Performs ‘Bad Religion’ On Jimmy Fallon

Visit for more information Following in the footsteps of his OFWGKTA comrades, Tyler and Hodgy, Frank Ocean made his debut via the Jimmy Fallon stage. After releasing his Channel Orange album at midnight, Frank took the stage backed by The Roots and a stunning string section to perform track-14, “Bad Religion.” Advertisement  – Sean […]

?uestlove Releases The Roots’ Fourteenth Album Title

Visit for more information ?uesto took to Twitter to announce the title for The Roots’ fourteenth album, &TYSYC. ?uest tweeted, “Undun is like a xmas lp. specific setting. Our next lp “&TYSYC” (guess) will be regular. @teramartin @BlackiusMaximus@Reverofnolef100” Advertisement – John Weber (@JohnPaulWeber)

Video: 5th Annual Roots Picnic Recap

Visit for more information The electrified Philly crowd showed nothing but love to all the performers during The 5th Annual Roots Picnic. The performing artists who rocked the stage included: The Roots, Rakim, Wale, De La Soul, Selah Sue, Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), Diplo from Major Lazer, Mr. MFN Esquire, Danny Brown, and […]

Video: The Roots Crossover with “Call Me Maybe” Cover

Visit for more information Before Jimmy Fallon’s show last night, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots had a chance to film a surprise video for some fans. Carly Rae sports her voice, Jimmy some form of a drum, and The Roots utilize both head nods and quirky instruments in the background to […]

Rakim Talks Re-Release Of Classic Paid In Full Album

Visit for more information This past weekend, after Rakim’s performance with The Roots for their Roots Picnic 2012 event in Philadelphia, he told AllHipHop that there’s been talk about re-releasing the classic album Paid In Full. On July 7, 1987 Eric B. and Rakim released the original classic, featuring hits like, “Eric B. Is […]