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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 […]

The Roots Pay Tribute To MCA At 5th Annual Roots Picnic

Visit for more information The Roots gave a proper tribute to Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch who passed away last month. During this past weekend’s 5th annual Roots Picnic the jamming Hip-Hop crew covered the Beastie Boys “Paul Revere.”  Advertisement  – Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture)

KiD CuDi Forced To Cancel Appearance At Roots Picnic

Visit for more information During today’s timeline browsing I noticed a few tweets from upset fans regarding Cudi missing from the 2012 Roots Picnic. The G.O.O.D. Music artist was unable to attend the Philadelphia festival due to weather delays with his flight this according to OkayPlayer.  While those conditions are out of the artist’s […]

Yasiin Bey & De La Soul Perform At The 2012 Roots Picnic

Visit for more information The Roots Picnic had Philadelphia rocking this weekend. The yearly festival was highlighted by Yasiin Bey and De La Soul’s Hip-Hop presence on stage. Watch the artist formally known as Mos Def up top and check out De La Soul with Black Thought down below.  Advertisement  – Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture)

Source TV: Questlove On T.R.O.Y. & Sampling

Visit for more information The Source TV caught up with Questlove following his J.Dilla DJ set at B.B. Kings last week. We asked him how he felt about new producers sampling classic Hip-Hop beats. He also explained how he feels regarding the whole Lupe Fiasco and Pete Rock situation.  Advertisement  – Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture) […]

Questlove Speaks On The Root’s New Album

Visit for more information Earlier today, during Philly’s Power 99 FM The Morning Show, Questlove made a statement on the release of The Roots upcoming album. Questo said The Roots, still signed to Def Jam, are taking time off to work on other projects, but will grind hard during September to release their 16th album […]

Lyricist Lounge 20th Year Anniversary Reunion

Visit for more information The Lyricist Lounge showcases, albums and television show serve as legendary elements in the foundation of hip-hop culture.  On Wednesday night, twenty years in, Danny Castro, Ant Marshall and the rest of the family brought it back to the essence. Their 20th year anniversary reunion party was held in Greenwhich Village at Le Poisson […]

Video: Rahzel Jr. – Career Vs. Love

Visit for more information “I don’t know what’s better, getting paid or getting laid, I just know when I’m getting one, the other is getting away” -Kanye West. Rahzel, Jr. (Son of Rahzel of The Roots) can agree with that quote as he tackles the conflict of Career vs. Love. Based on a true […]

The Roots, Kid Rock & Travie McCoy Perform Beastie Boys Tribute

Visit for more information The Roots were joined by Travie McCoy and Kid Rock for a Beastie Boys tribute performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Chuck D of Public Enemy did the honors of inducting Mike D and Ad-Rock who were present in MCA’s absence. Check out the ceremony when […]

Future Makes ‘Magic’ With The Roots

Visit for more information F2 by 3030fm Future hit our television sets last night to perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The ATL rapper backed by The Roots performed “Magic,” off his debut album Pluto, due out April 17th. Advertisement   – Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture)

Video: ANTHM – ‘Never Do’

Visit for more information   New York City native ANTHM was on the attack in his last video, but this time he switches it up with a more laid back approach as he takes on “Never Do” by The Roots featuring Raphael Saadiq. Take a stroll through NYC with ANTHM and hear him wax […]

Check Out The 5th Annual Roots Picnic Lineup

Visit for more information The two day span of June 2nd and 3rd, makes Philadelphia the place to be! Today the 5th Annual Roots Picnic lineup was announced with notable names, KiD CuDi, De La Soul, Wale, Diplo, Shabazz Palaces, Danny Brown and Mr. MFN eXquire among others will join The Roots. The two […]

ASCAP Presented the 3rd Annual Grammy Brunch Sponsored by PEPSI

Visit for more information ASCAP Presented the 3rd Annual Grammy Brunch Sponsored by PEPSI. Taking place at the luxurious Sunset Tower Hotel Pool Terrace, the event was attended by celebrities and ASCAP’s closest members such as  NE-YO, SHAGGY, KELLY PRICE, LEDISI, ROCSI DIAZ, PAUL EPWORTH, DEENA CARTER, DJ WHITESHADOW, MARCUS PAULK, ARI LEVINE and BRYAN MICHAEL COX amongst others. This […]

Video: Young Jeezy & Ne-Yo Perform On Jimmy Fallon

Visit for more information YJLYAFNJFL by YardieGoals Young Jeezy is still riding that TM:103 wave and rightfully so, his latest single “Leave You Alone” featuring Ne-Yo is picking up steam. Last night the two performed on Jimmy Fallon backed by The Roots. The track should have a video hitting the internet soon. Advertisement  – […]

Collaborative Project Between Questlove & Jay-Z In The Works

Visit for more information HollywoodTV spoke with The Legendary Roots Crew drummer Questlove at the Sundace Film Festival this past week. The musical genius announced he is working on a collaborative project with Jay-Z. He also said he will be gifting Jay’s baby girl, Blue Ivy with a loaded iPod filled with plenty of […]

Nas Performs “Nasty” With The Roots

Visit for more information 21223138 by YardieGoals   Advertisement Nas hit Jimmy Fallon’s traveling stage in Indianapolis to perform “Nasty” backed by The Legendary Roots Crew. Check the performance out in case you missed it Thursday night.  – Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture)

Q-Tip, ?uestlove & Black Thought Trace Their Ancestry

Visit for more information Many of us wonder where our ancestors came from. Q-Tip, ?uestlove and Black Thought took part recently in OkayAfrica “The Roots Of” series. Watch as they learn about those who came before them.  Advertisement  – Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture)