The Roots

Tierra Whack Arrested For Bringing Loaded Gun Into Philadelphia Airport

Rapper Tierra Whack was arrested on Tuesday for bringing a loaded firearm into the Philadelphia International Airport. Grammy-nominated rapper Tierra… Read More

November 9, 2022

Here’s a List of Everyone Eminem Thanked During His Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Speech

While accepting his Rock Hall induction, Eminem gave a long list of thank yous in his speech, including his influences… Read More

November 7, 2022

The Roots Preview New Single ‘Misunderstood’ Featuring Erykah Badu & Tierra Whack

On Thursday, The Roots debuted their new song "Misunderstood" on Hot 97, the song featuring Erykah Badu and fellow Philadelphian… Read More

October 28, 2022

Afropunk Made a Triumphant Return to Brooklyn

Afropunk finally returned to Brooklyn after three years away. Afropunk Brooklyn 2022 featured standout performances and the most gorgeous crowd… Read More

September 12, 2022

Black Thought’s Next Venture is Venture Capitalism

The lead MC of the Philidelphia hip-hop band, The Roots, and the backing act of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy… Read More

July 19, 2022

Black Thought & Danger Mouse Hit Times Square With Joey Bada$$, Russ and Dylan Cartlidge In ‘Because’ Visual

The "Because" visual from Black Thought & Danger Mouse features Joey Bada$$, Russ and Dylan Cartlidge taking over Times Square… Read More

July 7, 2022

Earl Sweatshirt, Burna Boy, The Roots & More to Perform at AFROPUNK 2022

Returning to Brooklyn from September 10-11, AFROPUNK 2022 will feature Earl Sweatshirt, Burna Boy, The Roots Freddie Gibbs and more.… Read More

June 14, 2022

Classic & Modern R&B Reigns Supreme at Roots Picnic 2022

R&B had a moment at this year's Roots Picnic. Acts ranging from Mary J. Blige to Jazmine Sullivan to SWV… Read More

June 6, 2022

Watch Questlove Talk About His Oscar Win on ‘The Tonight Show’

On Monday's episode of The Tonight Show, Questlove spoke about winning an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for Summer of Soul.… Read More

March 29, 2022

The Roots to Co-Headline Pitchfork Music Festival 2022

From July 15th-17th, Pitchfork Music Festival will be co-headlined by The Roots, with spots from Tierra Whack, Earl Sweatshirt and… Read More

March 8, 2022

New James Brown Series Will Be Produced By Questlove & Black Thought

Set to arrive in 2023, the four-part Deborah Riley-Draper-directed docuseries James Brown: Say It Loud will premiere on A&E Network.… Read More

February 28, 2022

Last Night’s Anthony Hamilton & Musiq Soulchild  ‘Verzuz’ Was an Epic R&B Showdown

Tuesday's Verzuz was a soulful night courtesy of Anthony Hamilton and Musiq Soulchild with guests Lucky Daye, Robert Glasper and… Read More

February 16, 2022

Mary J. Blige to Headline Roots Picnic 2022

Expanding to two days and returning to in-person, Roots Picnic 2022 will feature Mary J. Blige, Summer Walker, Wizkid, Jazmine… Read More

February 15, 2022

Questlove & Black Thought Are Launching a New Disney Series

Disney is prepping new animated music series Rise Up, Sing Out executive produced by Questlove and Black Thought of The Roots.… Read More

February 2, 2022

Watch Robert Glasper The Roots, Rapsody, DJ Jazzy Jeff & More Perform on ‘Fallon’

Jazz pianist Robert Glasper teamed up with The Roots, Rapsody, DJ Jazzy Jeff, BJ The Chicago Kid and Amir Sulaiman… Read More

January 18, 2022

The 7 Best Leonard “Hub” Hubbard Bass Lines For The Roots

A highlighting of the best bass lines Leonard "Hub" Hubbard came up with during his time with The Roots amid… Read More

December 17, 2021