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  1. Future, John Mayer, Chevelle: 5 shows to see this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | The Post-Standard

    ... of the 100 greatest guitarists ever (along with Randolph's own idol, Duane Allman). Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, The Roots, and Jack White have all collaborated with Randolph on stage and in the studio. This will be Randolph's second appearance at ...


  2. More than 200 musicians pack downtown with tunes for Common Roots FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | St. Cloud Times

    More than 200 musicians pack downtown with tunes for Common Roots Festival Local acts continue through 1 a.m. Sunday morning at venues in downtown St. Cloud Check out this story on Downtown St. Cloud will be alive with music this weekend for the Common Roots Festival. More than 200 musicians at 11 venues.


  3. Ex-Roots drummer sues Questlove, Black Thought over unpaid royaltiesRead the original story

    Thursday | New York Post

    A longtime member of the legendary "Tonight Show" house band is suing founders Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter - claiming they refused to pay him properly and then gave him the boot as a way to shut him up. "They simply kicked him out of The Roots and presumed he would forget about almost two decades of hard work, dedication, and effort he put into [the group]," reads a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday by former percussionist Frank "Knuckles" Walker.


  4. Music format highlighting hip-hop, other genres seeks home on public radioRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 17 | Current

    ... new Urban Alternative. Its audience can hear lesser-known local acts alongside a bevy of big names like Beyonce, The Roots and Janet Jackson. Some shows on noncommercial stations are "emblematic of what this format would be - an underground hip-hop ...


  5. Peruvian Artist A.CHAL On Incan Roots and Touring For The First Time: New Face, Fresh StyleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 17 | Billboard

    If you're not familiar with A.CHAL , there are a few things you should know-he's Peruvian-born, with prominent Incan roots, he's an independent R&B triple threat, writing, singing and producing his own music, and the first time he said 'I love you,' to his dad was when they were both high on ayahuasca in the Amazon rainforest. The musician prides himself in his heritage, with good reason, standing as a source of inspiration for many young individuals in the Latinx community.


  6. Vines Art Festival taps into deeper rootsRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 16 | The Georgia Straight

    Listen to "The Water" on the Snotty Nose Rez Kids' upcoming album The Average Savage , and you'll hear the two MCs rapping about their "mama", about how she's in pain, how they can't believe the way she's been treated. "Where would we be without our matriarch?" they howl to the driving backbeat.


  7. Kendrick Lamar was the special guest at Chappelle's Radio City showRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | Brooklynvegan

    ... earlier this year, and he further discussed Kendrick's greatness in an interview on Hot 97 . Questlove (whose band The Roots played the first four shows in Chappelle's residency) was in attendance and he Instagrammed Kendrick's setlist (see below). ...


  8. The deadly impact of identity politicsRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 16 | Washington Times

    ... down buildings, attack people they don't like and use urine bombs on the police and others. In a piece titled "The Roots of Left Wing Violence," the National Review explains, "Antifa have emerged as the militant fringe of #TheResistance against ...


  9. The Roots' Questlove and Black Thought On Their 'Rap Yearbook' Docu-Series: Q&ARead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | Billboard

    ... is our film & tv production company. The name comes from a street in Philly, Passyunk Avenue, where the concept of The Roots was born, as Ahmir and I started out busking on the corner of 5th & Passyunk back in the early 90's. Our vision is to become ...


  10. Nappy Roots member arranges free haircuts for Louisville studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 12 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    A well-known hip-hop artist from Louisville is teaming up with several local barber shops and an entertainment company to make sure local children look and feel good on the first day of school. Buffalo Stille, a member of the platinum-selling group Nappy Roots, and Triple Three Music Group have arranged for 100 kids to get free haircuts on Monday.


  11. Prescott Circus headed to national festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 11 | Inside Bay Area

    Prescott Circus Theatre's Alexis McCain stands on one stilt during a performance of "Higher Ground, A Tribute to the African Roots of Stilt Dancing" in 2016 at Oakland Technical High School. Prescott Circus performing company members Jakari Williams and Amajae Allen, both 10. Prescott Circus students learn and perform a variety of circus skills including juggling, acrobatics and unicycle riding.


  12. Reba McIntire - #MusicGivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 31 | Christ Community Music

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital gives, [fill in blank]? Truth is, many positive words could be inserted into that space. Or, perhaps, putting a period at the end of it simply says it all? And when it comes to the ongoing costs of treating life threatening diseases in the lives of thousands of children, entertainer and St. Jude founder Danny Thomas ' core principle of, "No child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay," that phrase can hold extreme value.


  13. Win: Shapeshifter, Slumberjack to headline summertime Soundsplash stagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    Tickets for the Soundsplash Festival have only just gone on sale, but we've some special ones to give away. Our winner can choose from one of the two following packages - if you've got kids, go for the Family Package .


  14. Soundsplash 2018: The first line-up announcement is hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | The New Zealand Herald

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  15. The 10 Best Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake Sketches: 'Camp Winnipesaukee,' 'History of Rap' & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | Billboard

    ... sketch, having an entire conversation based around hashtags about everything from cookies to Duck Dynasty . It's The Roots ' Questlove who finally gets the two to quit, kindly asking, "hey guys, hashtag, shut the f--k up." Timberlake and Fallon take ...


  16. Soundsplash Releases First Lineup for 2018 FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Scoop

    Following last year's sold out event; Soundsplash once again brings the heat, announcing an epic first lineup of international and local talent for the three-day January festival. Leading the charge are Shapeshifter , bringing their legendary party-rocking skills to headline the main stage.


  17. The Roots & Bilal Perform On 'The Tonight Show'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 8 | JamBase

    Last night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon featured a performance by Bilal . The vocalist was accompanied by his frequent collaborators and the program's house band The Roots .


  18. 'Chappelle's Show' comedian accused of slugging fan in ManhattanRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 5 | New York Daily News

    ... Chappelle is not listed in the police report. Earlier that night, he gave a show at Radio City Music Hall with The Roots and hip-hop stars Big Boi and Usher. Born in Washington, D.C., Rawlings has appeared on "The Wire" and "Spider-Man 2" but is ...


  19. The African American Story Part 7Read the original story

    Saturday Aug 5 | TruthSeeker24's anti-N.W.O. corner

    The African American Story Part 7 The struggle continues. After the unjust, evil assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. things have changed rapidly.


  20. This Year's Tour de Fat Didn't Have the Same Community...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | Streets Blog Chicago

    ... by this fabulous, but noisy, happening, this year the fest was moved to Northerly Island on the lakefront. With the Roots, the nationally known hip-hop act as the headliner, the tour was turned into a ticketed event, more like a conventional ...