New York is one of America’s major media markets, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the opening of a new center to help bolster that fact. Joining Bloomberg Tuesday (Oct. 1) in the announcement of the Made In NY Media Center was The Roots drummer and new artist-in-residence, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson.

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What could possibly be greater than Jimmy Fallon and his house band, the legendary Roots crew, performing the Sesame Street theme song with children’s instruments? By having the actual Sesame Street characters come through and perform along with them. 

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Kanye West took us to church yesterday evening during his performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Remember that this was in a proverbial sense, of course.

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The Roots have collaborated with a well-documented list of performers, the most recent of which is the incomparable Elvis Costello. Their project, Wise Up Ghost, is set to release next week, but before then fans can hear it in full through a live stream courtesy of NPR.

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After just released its CDQ version, Earl Sweatshirt hit Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to perform “Burgundy.” 

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Wordsmiff, a rising MC from Brooklyn, presents his debut project, Bars Over Everything. Eight tracks deep, he gives listeners a feel reminiscent of the 90’s when gritty Hip-Hop reigned supreme.

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2 Chainz resumed his campaign for B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time by hitting the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon stage to perform his single, “Feds Watching.”

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Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” is easily the biggest hit of the summer of 2013, but it didn’t stop Jimmy Fallon and the Roots from giving it their own twist. The Late Night With Jimmy Fallon collective and the blue-eyed soul crooner performed his hit with children’s instruments, and it still knocks.

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A collaboration between rock icon Elvis Costello and the legendary Roots crew is really happening. The project is called Wise Up Ghost, and from its premiere single, “Walk Us Uptown,” in reality it will sound just as good as it does on paper.

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With her self-titled album officially in stores, Ciara graced the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon stage alongside her beau Future to perform her hit record “Body Party.” With houseband, The Roots, handling the instrumentation, the Atlanta singer gave a very sultry rendition of the tune.


Now in its eighth year, the annual DC Loves Dilla tribute concert and fundraiser has become known as one of the Nation Capital’s premier events. This year, veteran trio De La Soul will headline alongside The Root’s Black Thought and composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson at the historic Howard Theatre 0n Wednesday (July 10) in honor of […]

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Yesterday was the fourth of July, meaning tons of music lovers gathered in Philadelphia for the annual concert on the Ben Franklin Parkway. This year’s celebration featured star studded guests from all genres of music, including John Mayer, Jill Scott, Hunter Hayes, Ne-Yo, The Roots, and J. Cole.