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The Roots and Fallon Cover Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”…with Toy Instruments

Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke, and the Roots, jammed into some place more cramped than the back of a Volkswagon, performing “Blurred Lines.” With tiny toy […]

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WATCH: The Roots Play With Blues Brother Dan Akroyd

another @LateNightJimmy classic walkon http://t.co/oCSrp0uUVM — Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) July 31, 2013

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WATCH: Roots and Elvis Costello Release Music Video

Here it is. Look, make up your own mind, but I don’t see this one becoming the smash hit of the summer. What can you […]

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Roots Mural Being Dedicated Today on Broad Street

The Roots’ long-awaited mural, located at the World Communications Charter School, on Broad and South. It’s being dedicated today, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Roots Mural Gets a Dedication Date!

How long have we been waiting for the Roots mural? It seems like forever ago that we started pining for Philly’s biggest hometown hip-hop stars […]

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Seth Meyers to Succeed Jimmy Fallon on Late Night, Roots Replacement Unknown

Saturday Night Live lead writer and “Weekend Update” host Seth Meyers will succeed Jimmy Fallon at Late Night, NBC announced yesterday. (Fallon will mercifully replace […]

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Stephen Starr and Questlove to Open Chicken Joint on South Street? We Can Dream…

As the countdown continues to the opening of Serpico–the much-hyped Stephen Starr restaurant that has foodies in a lather–real estate watchers are hopeful but puzzled. […]

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Now that Fallon’s Taking Over for Leno, Will the Roots Perform on the Tonight Show?

The Times reports that Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno at The Tonight Show, maybe/probably/don’t trust Leno around Fall 2014. Which means one thing for sure: […]

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Video: Questlove Stars in Mini-Documentary on Bonnaroo

Last July, during the Bonnaroo music festival R’n’B singer D’Angelo performed on stage for the first time in 12 years. A documentary about SuperJam session […]

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The Roots Help NBC’s Brian Williams Slow-Jam the Debt Ceiling

Apparently when Jimmy Fallon wants somebody to spice up an incredibly tired, tendentious story about fiscal crises in Washington, he turns to Brian Williams. It’s […]

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Questo Reveals Lineup for Roots Picnic

Sure, it’s freezing outside. Warm yourself, though, to thoughts of shaking your thang at this summer’s Root’s Picnic. Questlove unveiled the lineup Tuesday morning via […]

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Fourth of July Jam Will Be Broadcast on VH1 This Year

The history of Philadelphia: international powerhouse to national powerhouse to semi-provincial big city with grit and potential. (That’s where we are now.) Maybe bringing the […]

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Temple Orchestra, Springsteen, The Roots Score Grammy Noms

Grammy nominations had their own TV special last night. If you turned the channel 30 seconds in because you couldn’t get through the tortured opening […]

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VIDEO: That Time Questlove and Dave Chappelle Went to Prince’s After Party

In an animated video a la The Ricky Gervais Show, Grantland has offered up visual interpretations of the B.S. Report (a podcast). This video includes […]

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?uestlove Re-Launches Okayplayer Records

?uestlove has announced that he’ll be re-launching his Okayplayer Records this fall. The label has been hiatus since the 2004 release of the True Notes […]