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The Roots

Ludacris performing in Philadelphia for our Fourth of July festivities
City Life

The Ludacris Philly Fourth of July Concert Was Basically Ludacris Karaoke

Check phillymag.com each morning Monday through Thursday for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly […]

roots picnic 2023 lineup artists sean "diddy" combs, lauryn hill, dave chappelle, Black Thought and Questlove of the Roots and Lil Uzi Vert
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The Roots Picnic 2023 Lineup Is the Fest’s Most Ambitious Yet

Fresh off his big 50 Years of Hip Hop tribute at the Grammys, Roots Picnic curator Questlove has positively outdone himself with the 2023 Roots […]

City Life

4th of July Concerts in Philly: The Good, the Bad and the Completely Inexplicable

This year, the City of Philadelphia has chosen Cuban-American rapper Pitbull as the featured entertainment in the birthplace of America to celebrate said birth. By […]

jimmy fallon, wawa hoagies
City Life

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Sing “Wawa Hoagies”

We already knew Jimmy Fallon and the Roots emcee Black Thought enjoy a good salmon cheesesteak. Now we know how they feel about Wawa hoagies. […]

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City Life

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon Visits Philly Family for Surprise Dinner Party

Jimmy Fallon surprised one lucky Philly family on Tuesday night for a surprise dinner party. The Tonight Show host and The Roots emcee Black Thought enjoyed […]

jimmy fallon, the tonight show
City Life

Jimmy Fallon and Black Thought Want You to Be Their Philly Hosts

Think you can cook for Jimmy Fallon and Black Thought? The Tonight Show host and The Roots emcee are coming to Philadelphia on April 17th, and […]

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Interview: Comedian Jo Firestone

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Jo Firestone had to cancel her appearance in Philly this Saturday due to health reasons. She’ll be replaced on the bill by Emmy Blotnick. […]


Eat This Now: Love & Honey’s Fried Chicken

Last year, we reported that chefs Todd and Laura Lyons would be opening a fried chicken-centric restaurant in their Northern Liberties neighborhood. Last month, Love […]

Ben Simmons and Jimmy Fallon eat a Dalessandro's cheesesteak on the set of The Tonight Show
City Life

Ben Simmons Eats a Dalessandro’s Cheesesteak on Fallon

Ben Simmons, the presumptive first pick in tomorrow’s NBA draft, got a taste of what Philly might (will) be like if (when) the Sixers select him. […]

City Life

Mayor Kenney Ducks Cataldi Question About The Roots and July 4th

Philly’s July 4th celebration will feature an homage to the “Philadelphia Sound” of legendary producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Mayor Jim Kenney said in […]

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Philly Music Royalty Turned Out to Celebrate Lee Andrews’ Life

A collective gasp erupted in the Philadelphia music community when news of doo-wop superstar Lee Andrews had died March 16th at the age of 79. […]

City Life

No Roots on July 4th?

Say it ain’t so, Questo. The Roots won’t be headlining the Wawa Welcome America! Festival on July 4th, according to this report from Billy Penn. […]

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WATCH: The Roots Play “Musical Beers” on The Tonight Show

What else can we say about this, except that it sure seems fun to be The Roots these days:

City Life

Lawsuit: Former Roots Bass Player Sues Questlove, Black Thought

Leonard “Hub” Hubbard joined The Roots in 1992, back when the Roots were just a really good local band and long before Questlove and friends […]

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WATCH: The Roots Play “Action News” Theme for Danny DeVito

Check it out: Have to think that @kamalgray is responsible for Roots playing ActionNews theme for introducing Danny Devito on Fallon last night. — Jim […]