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Chance The Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, Questlove, and More Mourn Mac Miller

Earlier today, TMZ reported that Mac Miller was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home. He was 26 years old, and the reported cause of death is…
Israel Daramola / September 7, 2018

Kendrick Lamar, Sufjan Stevens, Questlove, More Inducted Into the Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts of Sciences announced 928 new members today, illustrating a push for greater diversity in the organization. Marking record highs…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 25, 2018

Anthony Bourdain Remembered by Questlove, Iggy Pop, El-P, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Lanegan, and More

Anthony Bourdain loved music and and musicians clearly loved him back. After news broke that the 61-year-old celebrity chef and television personality died Friday morning, an…
Maggie Serota / June 8, 2018

Jack White Talks to Questlove About Dumpster Diving, Led Zeppelin I, and the Number 3

Jack White recently went on Questlove's podcast, A Questlove Supreme, to talk about his legacy and discovering punk rock. The interview is interesting to anyone who…
Israel Daramola / May 10, 2018

Questlove Spotted Wearing “Kanye Doesn’t Care About Black People” T-Shirt

Questlove isn't sure about Kanye's recent support of Donald Trump. During his performance with the Roots Friday night at the Concert for Peace And Justice…
Rob Arcand / April 29, 2018

NBC Moves to Dismiss Racial Discrimination Suit Against Questlove and Send It to Arbitration

A lawsuit filed against NBC and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson by two former Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon camera operators alleging racial discrimination and defamation by…
Dan Rys, Billboard / March 21, 2018

Questlove Denies “Ridiculous Allegations” That He Racially Discriminated Against White Tonight Show Cameramen

Questlove has responded to a report that two white former camera operators at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon have sued him and NBC for racial discrimination. The Roots'
Tosten Burks / January 24, 2018

Phrenology at 15: How the Roots Hit a New Peak With Their “Anti-Roots” Album

Before they were Jimmy Fallon’s house band, The Roots were generally remembered as being part of a vanguard of artists in the ‘90s…
Brian Josephs / November 28, 2017

Watch The Roots’ NPR Tiny Desk Concert

The Roots crew recently paid a visit to NPR's Washington, D.C. headquarters and managed to fit themselves behind the Tiny Desk to deliver a short performance.
Brian Josephs / October 30, 2017

Watch Patti Smith Play “People Have the Power” With Her Kids and Questlove on Fallon

Patti Smith performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. Backed up by longtime collaborator Tony Shanahan, her children Jackson and Jesse, and an ecstatic…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 13, 2017

Jimmy Page, Elton John, Q-Tip and Other Musicians React to Chris Cornell’s Death

Chris Cornell, iconic frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died unexpectedly at age 52 Wednesday night. As news spread, scores of musicians took to social media to pay tribute. Here are…
Anna Gaca / May 18, 2017

Watch Alicia Keys Bring Out Jay Z During Surprise Times Square Concert

Two days after performing with Beyoncé at the final Formation World Tour date, Jay Z joined Alicia Keys on stage for "Empire State of Mind"
Taylor Berman / October 10, 2016

Did the Roots Sneak in a Dig at Donald Trump on Fallon Last Night?

Last night, Jimmy Fallon fuzzled Donald Trump's hair on TV like an attention-starved child who'd just met a giant, racist Pomeranian. House band the Roots were just across…
Anna Gaca / September 16, 2016

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
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