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Martell Vanguard Experience With The Roots - Detroit
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Questlove and Black Thought to Executive Produce ‘Rap Yearbook’ Docu-Series

The upcoming six-part series is based on the 2015 New York Times bestseller by Shea Serrano, 'The Rap Year Book.'

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The Roots Pay Homage to Motown on New Song “It Ain’t Fair” With Bilal

The song comes straight off of the 'Detroit' soundtrack.

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Lil Wayne Was a No-Show, Pharrell and Solange Delivered the Goods at 2017 Roots Picnic [VIDEO]

Pharrell and Solange rocked the 2017 Roots Picnic.

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NBC

Watch Mary J. Blige Perform ‘Love Yourself’ With The Roots on ‘The Tonight Show’

Mary J. Blige performed a beautiful rendition of her new single, 'Love Yourself' alongside The Roots.

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Watch Migos, The Roots, and Jimmy Fallon Perform ‘Bad and Boujee’ With Office Supplies

Migos performed a special version of 'Bad and Boujee' using office supplies.

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Usher, Janelle Monae, Common, De La Soul and More to Perform at the White House for BET Concert Special

The president and the first lady are definitely making their last few months in the White House memorable.

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YouTube

The Lonely Island Perform “I’m on a Boat” with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots

The Lonely Island team up with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a new rendition of "I'm on a Boat."

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Stones Throw Records / Def Jam Recordings (2)

20 Albums Turning 10 in 2016

From Snoop Dogg to Yung Joc, OutKast to Ghostface and more, these 20 albums are celebrating 10-year anniversaries in 2016.

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The Roots Being Sued by Ex-Bass Player Leonard ‘Hub’ Hubbard

The Roots are usually not caught up in legal issues, but the legendary group have found themselves being sued by a former band member.

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A Tribe Called Quest Reunites on ‘Tonight Show’, Performs ‘Can I Kick It’

Legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest reunited for the first time in 15 years for a special performance on the 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on Friday (Nov. 13).

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Erykah Badu & the Weeknd Rock 2015 Roots Picnic [VIDEOS]

R&B superstars Erykah Badu and the Weekend performed soulful and energetic sets at the 8th annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia on Saturday (May 30).

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10 Best Album Covers of 2014

From PRhyme's broken heads to FKA twigs' powerful portrait, R&B and hip-hop is covered. Check out The Boombox's Best Album Covers of 2014.

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Questlove Talks Beef Between The Roots and The Notorious B.I.G. [VIDEO]

Believe it or not, the Notorious B.I.G. and The Roots had beef back in the days. Unfortunately, the Philadelphia group couldn't patch things up with the late rapper before his untimely death in March 1997. Drummer Questlove detailed his Biggie story during an episode of the Juan Epstein podcast.

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The Roots’ Manager Richard Nichols Dies, Music Industry Reacts

The Roots' longtime manager Richard Nichols has died. Rappers and R&B singers send heartfelt condolences on Twitter.

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Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran + More Rock 2014 Philly 4th of July Jam

Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran and more celebrated America with great performances at the 2014 Philly 4th of July Jam.

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Dave Chappelle Taps Nas, the Roots, Erykah Badu & More for Radio City Music Hall Shows

Ever since Dave Chappelle released the doc 'Block Party' in 2005, he's been heavily associated with hip-hop, so it makes total sense that he would recruit some of the game's biggest rappers and singers to join him onstage once more.

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The Roots Get Philosophical in ‘Never’ Video

The Roots release the newest visual for 'Never,' a track featured on their new album, '...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.'

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G-Unit Reunites, Nas Relives ‘Illmatic,’ Nicki Minaj Performs at Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014 [EXCLUSIVE]

Rapper 50 Cent reunited with G-Unit, Nas relived 'Illmatic' and Nicki Minaj performed with Drake and Wayne at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2014.

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The Roots Perform ‘Never’ With A-Trak on ‘Tonight Show’ [VIDEO]

The Roots performed their haunting track 'Never' on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on Tuesday (May 20).

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The Roots’ 7th Annual Picnic Line Up Announced [VIDEO]

Let's take a trip to Philly shall we?  How about on May 31st so we can check out the 7th Annual Roots Picnic? They have announced the line up for this year's Roots Picnic, and it is jam packed with musical goodness!

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Questlove to Appear in Upcoming Episode of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ [PHOTO]

Questlove again finds himself as a topic of conversation of the Internet, and this time it's not because of 'The Tonight Show''s antics...

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Rick Ross, Miguel, The Roots Perform At GQ & LeBron James NBA All-Star Party

Before gearing up for the 2014 NBA All-Star game in New Orleans, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James partied like a rockstar with Rick Ross, Miguel, Black Thought and the Roots at his NBA All-Star Party on Saturday night (Feb. 15).

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Questlove Reveals How Lorne Michaels Fired Him From ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

Questlove was almost fired from his gig on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' because of controversial politician Michele Bachmann.

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FOX

Check Out ‘The Cleveland Show”s Hip-Hop Illuminati

The urban legend that many of hip-hop's prominent rappers are members of the Illuminati is parodied on the season premiere of FOX's animated series 'The Cleveland Show.' The episode, which airs on Oct. 21, stars Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, will.i.am and the Roots' drummer Questlove.

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Jay-Z, Rihanna, Questlove + J. Cole Attend 40/40 Club Opening at Barclays Center

Jay-Z celebrated the grand opening of the Barclays Center's 40/40 club Thursday night (Sept. 27) in Brooklyn, N.Y. Hov's closest friends like Rihanna, Questlove (of the Roots), J. Cole and other celebrities were in attendance at the club's first party inside the Brooklyn Nets' new home.

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