The Roots

The R&B songstress sang a jazzy version of "What About Us".

This Sunday's NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans will get kicked off with a musical!

Hip-Hop was born from a spirit of protest and the desire to be heard, so it’s no surprise that many of our favorite rappers have drawn influence from Dr. Martin Luther King. Here’s 15 times Hip-Hop artists like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Common referenced Martin Luther King, Jr. Related Articles Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke […]

Fans still believe we'll have a new Frank Ocean album by end of year, The Roots are back with new music & more

BET delivered on their promise to rightly honor the Purple One

BET held back not a single ounce of shade following Billboard Music Awards’ Prince tribute. Playing off what seemed to be mass disappointment, the TV network shared a teaser for their upcoming award show with the message, “Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We got you.” In case you missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmZYUt5rEX8 And it seems they came through […]

The Roots continue to make Philadelphia proud, and after their endless amounts of accomplishments already as musicians, they are now honored with the exclusive soundtrack for the 2016 NBA Finals. You will be hearing this song throughout the finals series, and is properly titled “Champion“. The only question now is, which superstar will be celebrating with […]

  Questlove will be providing the musical score for the upcoming thriller/romantic drama “Vincent N Roxxy”. Directed by Gary Michael Schultz, “Vincent n Roxxy” follows a “small town loner” played by Emile Hisrch, who runs away with a punk rocker, played by the lovely Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. Rapper Kid […]

I really hope you got your Be Expo tickets! If not, hurry up before they sell out! Rakim is going to light the stage on fire and leave the microphone smokin’ on March 12th! Lets throw it back to the 2012 Roots Picnic when The Roots brought Rakim out for a super dope performance : […]

On May 30th 2015, Philadelphia’s Festival Pier turned into an eclectic shuffle of the iTunes as music lovers of all ages packed into the tiny space to hear the sounds from some of their favorite artist. The 8th Annual Roots Picnic was once again a success as the sold out show didn’t end till somewhere […]

Boom Moment In Hip Hop (May 19, 1993) Arguably the most notable and succesful musicians to be spawned out of Philadelphia, on this date in 1993, The Roots unleashed their debut album independently, Organix. There was no promo run, late night television performacnes, or digital sales, the group debuted their own album by selling them […]