Roots Picnic Comes To NYC This Weekend…Here’s What It Means To Philly

Every summer Roots Picnic takes over Philadelphia and every summer in recent memory, Okayplayer has made the best of the… Read More

September 29, 2016

Watch As A Tribe Called Quest Mural Is Created In Queens

"Linden Boulevard Represent, Represent / A Tribe Called Quest, Represent Represent" 25 years after Phife and Q-Tip famously kicked routines on… Read More

September 23, 2016

Cymande Healed The Sick Live At SummerStage [OKP TV Recap]

Photo by Jammi York for Okayplayer Anybody who trooped (or wandered) through Okayplayer's SummerStage show in June witnessed the combined… Read More

August 10, 2016

Lil Uzi Vert Turned Young Philly Out With “WDYW” Live At Roots Picnic 2016

Lil Uzi Vert. This was the artist that a good amount of teenagers and young 20 year olds were most… Read More

June 10, 2016

Adore: Watch Usher x The Roots Live Prince Tribute At Roots Picnic 2016!

Roots Picnic 2016 was full of priceless moments, some joyful, some poignant. Headliner Usher's set with The Roots was marked… Read More

June 7, 2016

Relive The Magic of The 10th Annual Roots Jam Sessions in LA With Our Highlight Video!

George Clinton and Bilal, photo by Vickey Ford for Okayplayer + Sneakshot 2016 marked the 10th year of Roots Jam… Read More

March 2, 2016

Watch Lenny Kravitz Perform “Are You Gonna Go My Way” Live At Roots Jam Sessions 2016

Lenny Kravitz live with The Roots, photo by Vickey Ford for Sneakshot + Okayplayer Lenny Kravitz joined The Roots at the… Read More

March 1, 2016

Watch Tori Kelly Bring The Feels With Her Performance of Michael Jackson’s “Butterflies”

Tori Kelly joined The Roots at the 10th annual Roots Jam Sessions in LA to deliver a feel-good rendition of Michael Jackson’s… Read More

February 25, 2016

Watch Andra Day Make Kendrick Lamar’s “No Makeup” Her Own At The Roots Jam Sessions 2016

Andra Day joined The Roots at the 10th annual Roots Jam Sessions in LA to deliver a unique rendition of Kendrick Lamar's “No… Read More

February 22, 2016

Watch Moses Sumney x The Roots Cover Floetry’s “Say Yes” At The Roots Jam Sessions

Moses Sumney joined The Roots at the 10th annual Roots Jam Sessions in LA to deliver a rendition of Floetry's "Say… Read More

February 19, 2016

Watch As Alessia Cara Performs “Here” At The Roots Jam Session

Alessia Cara x The Roots, Shot by Victoria Ford for Sneakshot + Okayplayer. Alessia Cara joined The Roots at the… Read More

February 18, 2016

OKP TV Exclusive: Waka Flocka Names Hannibal Buress As His Running Mate In the 2016 Presidential Race

Artwork by Sabina Palmieri If you ride for Hannibal Buress like we do, you are probably well familiar with his Waka Flocka… Read More

February 9, 2016

Storyville 2: Questlove Tells The Full Story Of The Time Prince Replaced Him w/ ‘Finding Nemo’!

Questlove, you may have heard, tells the best stories. Prince, in our experience, is the best stories. It stands to reason,… Read More

January 20, 2016

Erykah Badu Dissects The Digital Age, Talks Twitter Etiquette & New Mixtape On ‘The Questions’

It isn’t very often that we here at OKP HQ get the opportunity to catch up with the incomparable Erykah… Read More

December 18, 2015

Spend A Lovely Day w/ Bill Withers, Anthony Hamilton + More At Rehearsals For Carnegie Hall’s Withers Tribute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRfBXueRqNs&feature=emb_title We may have mentioned before that we are Bill Withers fans. Okay, super-fans. Okay, stalkers. But sometimes when you… Read More

November 11, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Watch Sean Price Perform “Figure Four” Live ca. 2010 + Duck Down Memorial Show In NYC Tonight!

It need hardly be said that Sean Price is still here--his continued presence is undeniably felt in his immeasurable influence… Read More

August 27, 2015