Watch the Roots Preach ‘Never’ With A-Trak on ‘Fallon’

The Roots' day job might be late-night TV, but they can still be deadly serious when left to their own devices. The iconic Philadelphia hip-hop…
Marc Hogan / May 21, 2014

?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

Did Elvis Costello and the Roots Already Release a New Album on Record Store Day?

Elvis Costello and the Roots officially announced today they will be releasing an album together, called Wise Up Ghost, on September 17 via Blue Note…
Marc Hogan / May 29, 2013

Watch Janelle Monae and the Roots Respectfully Cover Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing’

Janelle Monáe paid tribute to the late, great Jimi Hendrix on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night (April 1), performing a Roots-assisted rendition of the…
Kyle McGovern / April 2, 2013

WATCH: Kanye, Pharrell, Santigold Praise Streisand

Kanye West collaborator A-Trak and DJ-producer Armand Van Helden recruited their famous friends, including Mr. West, Pharrell, Santigold, and Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, for a…
William Goodman / September 29, 2010

The Roots, ‘How I Got Over’ (Def Jam)

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: June 22, 2010Label: Def JamWhen Jim James addresses a higher power on Monsters of Folk's "Dear God"-gently entreating, "Why…
Charles Aaron / June 24, 2010

LISTEN: New Roots Album!

The Roots are back with their first new album since becoming America's favorite late-night house band -- and their full-time gig with Jimmy Fallon hasn't…
Patrck Darcy / June 21, 2010

Jim James, John Legend on New Roots Album

Philadelphia hip-hop group the Roots are no strangers to genre-bending collaborations -- they recently jammed with electro-rockers Hot Chip on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Kelsey Paine / April 22, 2010

DOWNLOAD: Roots Release ‘Late Night’ Jams

Do you ever find yourself diggin' those short bits of music the Roots play as the cameras pan across Late Night's Studio 6B to zero…
William Goodman / December 16, 2009

Live: Kid Rock, Eminem, Roots Celebrate Def Jam

Some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Eminem, Redman, Method Man, Mary J. Blige, Ghostface Killah, Public Enemy, Wale, the Roots, and Kid Rock,…
William Goodman / September 24, 2009