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The Roots

  1. superlatives
    Black Thought on His Solo Work, the Roots’ Things Fall Apart, and 2020“This is the new normal for now, and we have to carry on and figure out how to roll with the punches.”
  2. obits
    Malik B., Founding Roots Member, Dead at 47He rapped on the band’s first four albums, including breakthrough Things Fall Apart.
  3. last night on late night
    Janet Jackson Has a Good Time Performing ‘Runaway’ With Classroom InstrumentsJimmy Fallon is throwing scarves and Janet can’t stop giggling!
  4. new yorker festival
    Jimmy Fallon Fondly Recalls NBC Not Wanting Him for Late NightAlso, how NBC didn’t want the Roots, because they were too “urban.”
  5. aretha franklin
    Ariana Grande and the Roots Pay Tribute to Aretha FranklinThe singer took time on the eve of her album release to perform “Natural Woman” in honor of the late singer.
  6. crime report
    Man Arrested for Orchestrating Bomb Threat at the Roots’ SXSW Concert“Thanks for understanding,” Questlove tweeted.
  7. last night on late night
    Darlene Love Sings ‘Christmas’ on Fallon, Restores Order to This Chaotic WorldFeaturing lots of white turtlenecks.
  8. freestyle
    Black Thought’s 10-Minute Freestyle Is a Rap Master ClassJust wait until the sweat starts dripping.
  9. review
    Chappelle Tries to Tackle Trump and Trans Issues at RCMH. He Doesn’t Succeed.At least the Roots were good.
  10. ham4ham
    Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Freestyle With the Roots in a Brief Return to Ham4HamTo celebrate the release of the Hamilton instrumentals.
  11. Dave Chappelle Made a Surprise Appearance on Last Night’s ‘Tonight Show’Ahead of his Radio City Hall residency in August, Dave Chappelle made a special guest appearance during last night’s Tonight Show during a […]
  12. roll clip!
    Watch the Roots New Musical on NBA History ‘The Evolution of Greatness’Starring Daveed Diggs, Michael B. Jordan, and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
  13. basketball
    The Roots Wrote a Basketball Musical for the NBA All-Star GameStarring Daveed Diggs, Michael B. Jordan, Jidenna, and others.
  14. last night on late night
    Paul McCartney and the Roots Sing a CappellaSo many colorful tiles.
  15. last night on late night
    Busta Rhymes and the Roots Perform HamiltonLook at that fur coat.
  16. last night on late night
    Steve Harvey Hijacked the Tonight Show to Host Family FeudAnnette Bening, Greta Gerwig, and Jimmy Fallon versus the Roots.
  17. Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Freestyle Rap on FallonAlso, he feels quite, um, amorous, toward elections.
  18. bet awards 2016
    Watch Prince Tributes at the BET Awards Prepare to weep purple tears at these harmonies.
  19. music festivals
    The Roots Picnic Is Coming to New York CityOn October 1 and 2.
  20. last night on late night
    The Roots’ Tariq Is Back With Your Game of Thrones Rap RecapsFrom The Tonight Show.
  21. bitchassness
    Questlove, the Roots Pull Out of Bowie Gigs Because of a “#Bitchassness” outbreak.
  22. last night on late night
    Hear Fallon, Star Wars Cast Do A Cappella MedleyStar Wars week is great.
  23. last night on late night
    Watch Black Simon, Garfunkel Cover the Weeknd“I love it, I love it.”
  24. duets
    Jimmy Fallon Performed With U2 at Madison Square GardenThey played “Desire,” of course.
  25. music
    Philly Mayor Michael Nutter Performs ‘Rapper’s Delight’ With the RootsNow, what you hear is not a test/ Michael Nutter’s rappin’ to the beat.
  26. covers
    Madonna, Fallon, and the Roots Did ‘Holiday’ With Random Classroom InstrumentsBecause why not?!
  27. acoustic
    Ludacris and the Roots Somehow Make ‘What’s Your Fantasy’ Even RaunchierSexy song gets sexier
  28. musical recaps
    Watch the Roots Musically Recap Game of ThronesA great way to recap.
  29. last night on late night
    Ariana, 1D, Sam Smith Do ‘We Are the Champions’A capella!
  30. last night on late night
    Watch Fallon and One Direction Sing an Xmas SongCute!
  31. obits
    Questlove: On the Passing of Richard Nichols, the First Voice in My Book“He couldn’t stay out of the fray. He was the fray.”
  32. last night on late night
    Fallon Used 50 Shades Trailer for an Awful PrankHe made it into one of those videos where a scary thing pops out and screams.
  33. dave chappelle
    Dave Chappelle and Friends Will Play Radio City Music HallHe’ll be joined by the Roots, Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, and DJ Premier.
  34. video
    Idina Menzel, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Rock a Classroom Version of ‘Let It Go’We want all the versions of “Let It Go”! Every single one in the world!
  35. Watch The Roots and Miley Cyrus Do an A Cappella Version of ‘We Can’t Stop’ Miley Cyrus was the only guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, and once again The Roots demonstrated that they’re the most gifted […]
  36. viral videos perfected
    Miley and the Roots Sing ‘We Can’t Stop’ A CappellaIn The Brady Bunch boxes!
  37. Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Did the ‘Sesame Street’ Theme Song With Muppet […] The Muppet cast of Sesame Street joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots last night to perform the Sesame Street theme song on classroom […]
  38. kid stuff
    Jimmy Fallon, the Roots, and Muppets Sing the Sesame Street ThemeCan you tell Fallon apart from Elmo?
  39. chat room
    Questlove on His New Album With Elvis Costello“Yes, [’Blurred Lines’] is douchey, in a kind of a fun way.”
  40. Watch Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke, and The Roots Perform ‘Blurred Lines’ […] Last night on Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke visited and played a cover of his song “Blurred Lines” with him, the Roots, and Fallon using […]
  41. last night on late night
    Robin Thicke and Fallon Perform ‘Blurred Lines’On kids’ instruments!
  42. radio vulture
    Jody Rosen’s Songs of the WeekExtra credit to the guy who miked Questlove’s drums.
  43. Watch The Lonely Island Perform ‘YOLO’ with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Andy Samberg was on Fallon yesterday and ended the show performing the song “YOLO” with his fellow Lonely Island bandmates, Jimmy Fallon, and […]
  44. right-click
    Hear Elvis Costello and the Roots’ First SingleOff their upcoming album, Wise Up Ghost.
  45. Questlove and The Roots Are Writing the New ‘Tonight Show’ Theme Music“Oh, boy. I’m having these nightmares of da-da-da-ah. Ah. Waking up in the middle of the night. Oh, my god. Yeah. This is — I’m going to […]
  46. collaborations
    The Roots and Elvis Costello Made an Album TogetherIt’s out in September.
  47. The Roots Are Staying with Jimmy Fallon for ‘The Tonight Show’ One of the big questions about Jimmy Fallon’s ascendance to the Tonight Show throne in February 2014 has been “Will his amazing house band […]
  48. good news
    Questlove Says the Roots Will Be on The Tonight Show, TooGreat!
  49. Black Simon & Garfunkel Return to Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon welcomed back Black Simon & Garfunkel to his show last night, and the duo performed a tender, refined cover of Macklemore […]
  50. last night on late night
    Last Night on Late Night: Hugh Jackman Vied for the Oscar VotePlus: How estrogen had fueled the Matt Damon cameo on House of Lies, per Don Cheadle, and more, on our daily late-night roundup.
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