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The Roots


Night Market with ?uest Loves Food Pop-Up

Everyone’s favorite street food gathering is scheduled to make an appearance on June 28th at 9th St. and Washington Ave from 6-10pm. Not only will […]


Early Warning: Welcome America! and Taste of Philadelphia

Last week details of the Wawa Welcome America festivities were announced. Each year the events like Taste of Philadelphia bring thousands of visitors from the […]

City Life

The Roots and Jimmy Fallon Play “Call Me Maybe” With Carly Rae Jepsen

If you weren’t already on the “Call Me Maybe” bandwagon, consider this your official invitation. Jimmy Fallon and his house band, The Legendary Roots Crew, […]

City Life

Questlove Talks Roots Picnic 2012

This weekend, Questlove, Black Thought, and the rest of the Legendary Roots Crew will congregate at Penn’s Landing along with a host of other musical […]


Party With The Roots Tonight

There may be no cooler Philadelphians than The Roots. They’re so cool, in fact, that band co-founder Black Thought has been quoted shrugging off his […]

City Life

?uestlove Says Jay-Z’s Made in America is the “Bullseye Festival” of the Year

As Jay-Z and Mayor Nutter were about to announce details concerning the Made in America music festival set for the Parkway this Labor Day weekend, […]

City Life

Daryl Hall, Common, Queen Latifah and Joe Jonas Join The Roots For Wawa Welcome America!

This afternoon, Mayor Nutter officially announced the lineup for the 2012 Wawa Welcome America! Fourth of July Jam on the Parkway (note the exclamation point). […]

City Life

President Obama Slow Jams the News With Jimmy Fallon and The Roots

Slow jams! The POTUS with the most-us! The Roots! College loans talk! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West jokes! The Barackness Monster! A Tim Tebow reference […]

City Life

Roots Picnic 2012 Lineup Announced

The Roots, Kid Cudi, De La Soul and a slew of other acts will get together in early June for the fifth annual Roots Picnic. […]

City Life

?uestlove Plays Lana Del Rey for Curt Schilling on Jimmy Fallon

Yeah, you read that headline right. ?uestlove, Lana Del Rey, Curt Schilling and Jimmy Fallon all in one glorious little sentence. Curt Schilling was on […]

City Life

?uestlove’s Composing a Gift for Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Daughter Blue Ivy

So, this is probably better than a onesie from OshKosh B’Gosh. ?uestlove is working on a series of tracks as a baby gift for Jay-Z […]

City Life

Mayor Nutter and the Legendary Roots Crew

Philadelphia’s mayor has been known to dabble in the hip-hop arts periodically throughout his political career. His second Inauguration Ball was no exception as Mayor […]

The Scene

HughE Dillon: Mayor Nutter’s Inauguration Party

Last night I attended the 192nd Mayoral Inauguration for Michael Nutter held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The event was held in the new section […]

City Life

The Roots Will Play at the Winter Classic

Yesterday, ?uestlove said he was at rehearsals and tweeted a picture of the Winter Classic rink at Citizens Bank Park. Then, he tweeted a picture […]

City Life

Jill Scott Gets Her Soul From Philly’s Dirty Water

Last night, a number of prominent musicians from Philly lent their hands and voices to the VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul special. Jill Scott, ?uestlove and […]