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The Roots’ New Song ‘Bittersweet’ Will Change Your Perception of Reality, Supposedly

The Roots took a break from their long-running gig at The Tonight Show to make music you can taste. Today, the band released two versions of their…
Brian Josephs / August 3, 2016

The Roots, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, and More Honor Prince at the BET Awards

The BET Awards marked the late Prince tonight, with tributes from the Roots, Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Tori Kelly, Bilal, and…
Anna Gaca / June 27, 2016

Musicians and Artists Mourn Prince’s Death on Twitter

Update: Sheila E. has issued a brief statement on Prince's death. My heart is broken. There are no words. I love you!
Anna Gaca / April 21, 2016

?uestlove Remembers How Phife Dawg Changed His Life

As word spread of Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor's death late last night, tributes to the late A Tribe Called Quest rapper came pouring in. ?uestlove posted…
Anna Gaca / March 23, 2016

Listen to ?uestlove and Carrie Brownstein Talk ‘Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl’

Shortly after the release of her memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein participated in the latest edition of the Talkhouse Music…
Rachel Brodsky / November 4, 2015

Hear Icona Pop and ?uestlove’s Cover of Nu Shooz’s ‘I Can’t Wait’

If you own a TV or a computer and regularly watch commercials, chances are you've already seen Target's new "Plaid" ad campaign, which is soundtracked…
Rachel Brodsky / October 16, 2015

Black Simon and Garfunkel Did ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ With the Actual Art Garfunkel

Black Simon and Garfunkel — that'd be ?uestlove and Captain Kirk Douglas of the Roots — rejoined forces on last night's episode of The Tonight Show to…
Brennan Carley / October 1, 2015

Q&A: ?uestlove Talks Philly’s Eighth Annual Roots Picnic Festival

A man who truly needs no introduction, Philly-born 44-year-old Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson is one of the most famous drummers in the world and certainly the…
Dan Weiss / May 12, 2015

Instagram Unveils Music Channel @Music

Instagram has revealed @music, a channel devoted to — you guessed it — music. "For the past four years, we have become the home for artists…
Harley Brown / April 29, 2015

Watch the Roots ‘Shake It Off’ as ‘Black Simon and Garfunkel’

Black Simon and Garfunkel are probably Jimmy Fallon's favorite band, if only because the duo consists of Roots' musicians "Captain" Kirk Douglas and the brilliantly…
Brennan Carley / October 2, 2014

?uestlove Recounts an Unforgettable Elevator Ride With Robin Williams

As news spread of Robin Williams' apparent suicide Monday night, a number of appreciations of his work and life began to pop up across the…
Colin Joyce / August 12, 2014

Questlove Defends Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy,’ the ‘Song of the Summer’

With Saul Williams claiming that Tupac musicals are doomed to fail in a society that supoprts Iggy Azalea, the controversy surrounding the Southern-sounding rapper from Australia…
Olivia Forman / July 23, 2014

The Roots Brew American Terror and Heartbreak in ‘Never’ Video

The Roots have released a visual rendering of the message behind "Never," which furthers their recent descent into dark themes of American desolation. Their new album,…
Olivia Forman / June 11, 2014

See D’Angelo Talk Sly Stone, ‘Space Jam,’ and the Future of His Music

You can now watch, stream, download, and read a transcript from D'Angelo's Red Bull Music Academy lecture Wednesday night in Brooklyn. Author Nelson George hosted…
Chris Martins / May 23, 2014

See Questlove Pay Stirring Tribute to De La Soul at the Webby Awards

The annual Webby Awards celebrate Internet innovation across a number of different platforms, and Monday night a number of familiar names popped up in the…
Colin Joyce / May 20, 2014

Questlove Remembers J Dilla’s Final Days in ‘Donuts’ Book

In his 33 1/3 book, J Dilla's Donuts, author Jordan Ferguson explores one of the most quintessential hip-hop albums in recent history, interviewing dozens of…
John Surico / April 25, 2014

Watch Questlove Play a Corpse on ‘Law & Order: SVU’

As SPIN first reported last month, Ice-T shared a photo from the set of Law & Order: SVU that revealed a familiar looking corpse on…
Mike Ayers / March 20, 2014

Questlove Will Die on ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Dreams do come true. In November, ?uestlove made a list of "25 Things You Might Not Know About Me" for Us Weekly, and No. 7…
Chris Martins / February 21, 2014

See ?uestlove Put the Heat on ‘Top Chef’ Contestants

The Roots' ?uestlove may no longer be the proprietor of a gourmet fried-chicken outpost in New York City, but that didn't stop the SPIN interview…
Kyle McGovern / December 19, 2013

?uestlove Beautifully Announces Closing His Fried Chicken Joint

The Roots' ?uestlove has closed Hybird, his gourmet fried-chicken spot in New York City's Chelsea Market. Of more import to anyone who wasn't planning to…
Marc Hogan / November 6, 2013
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