The Roots News & Features

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The Roots’ New Album Made Me A Better Music Fan

I promise this isn't a shameless plug, but did y'all check out Yoh's piece? With "Want Better Hip-Hop? Be a Better Fan" Yoh pointed the finger back at us, challenging both you and me to be better hip-hop fans. He left us with... Read More
Posted on Jun 05, 2014
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Five Fall Albums To Check Out

Leaves are changing, the air is crisping, and jack-o-lanterns are being carved; fall is in full force! Fall may be defined by football, candy and eating pumpkin pie until your pants don’t fit, but lets not forget that there... Read More
Posted on Oct 23, 2013
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The DJBooth Presents: Dedication to the Roots Festival

Philadelphia, Penn. -- This July 4, the industry's premier live-band hip-hop acts, including local icons The Roots, will come together to rock the stage as part of the Philly 4th of July Jam. Inspired by that event, The... Read More
Posted on Jun 15, 2012
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Coverage: Platform-1 Presents Dare 2 Dream: The Roots Live [Exclusive]

All photos provided by Marc Perlish You can visit his portfolio here. Chicago, Ill. -- Last Saturday, our good friends at Platform-1 presented their annual Dare 2 Dream benefit concert at the Chicago House of Blues,... Read More
Posted on Dec 10, 2010
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Who Wants (More) Tickets to See The Roots Live in Chicago?

When it comes to live shows, there's The Roots, and then there's everyone else. Fresh off the release of their acclaimed new album Wake Up, the legendary Philly crew is teaming up with Platform One Entertainment for Dare 2... Read More
Posted on Nov 29, 2010
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Who Wants Tickets to See The Roots Live in Chicago?

When it comes to live shows, there's The Roots, and then there's everyone else. Fresh off the release of their acclaimed new album Wake Up, the legendary Philly crew is teaming up with Platform One Entertainment for Dare 2... Read More
Posted on Oct 25, 2010
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A Look Back at Pac Div & STS Rocking DJBooth’s S.O.B.‘s Stage (Video)

As DJBooth prepares to rock its next showcase at New York City's S.O.B.'s, we thought we'd take one last look at our previous stage burning session. So take a minute to watch some live performances from headliners Pac Div and... Read More
Posted on Oct 17, 2010
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MGD’s Genuine Flow Concert Series Hits Chicago; Features The Roots & Cee-Lo [Exclusive Coverage]

Chicago, IL -- Last Thursday, DJBooth.net was invited to the Miller Genuine Draft “Genuine Flow” concert in Chicago. The event, which was held at the legendary Vic Theatre, featured performances by The Roots and Cee-Lo.... Read More
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
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The Roots, Erykah Badu Define ‘Live Show’ at Sold-Out Chicago Performance [Exclusive]

By Brian “Z” Zisook There is an elemental difference between a ‘concert’ and a ‘show.’ A concert is a rapper in a white t-shirt, followed across the stage by his posse (see also, crew), while a DJ spins... Read More
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
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The Roots Get Political, To Release “Rising Down” on April 29

New York, NY -- Grammy award winning hip-hop trailblazers The Roots are set to release Rising Down on April 29th via Def Jam Recordings. Known for their prolific lyrics and live instrumentation, the Legendary Philadelphia... Read More
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
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The ROOTS Jam on With ROCK THE VOTE

LOS ANGELES, LA -- This year's 5th annual Roots Jam Session proved to be the best escape from traditional industry parties. The 4-hour jam packed out Sunset Boulevard's famous Key Club with the backbone of the industry --... Read More
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
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The Roots, Common Set To Premiere Documentaries During NBA All Star Weekend

New York, NY -- Black History Month during the All Star weekend may have just become a little more cultural besides the endless parties and basketball activities that it's known for. The 'Other' Movie Industry Film Festival... Read More
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
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DRUM! Interactive Launches Featuring ?uestlove of The Roots

San Jose, CA -- Enter Music Publishing, publishers of worldwide, hip percussion magazines, including DRUM! and TRAPS Magazines, today announced the launch of DRUM! Digital (drumdigital.com). DRUM! Digital is a free, online... Read More
Posted on Nov 27, 2007
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The Roots ARE: MTVu’s Live Leak

MTVu’s Live Leak will be showing a new track by The Roots every day this week, culminating in a new track every hour on the hour on Game Theory’s release date, August 29th! It all kicked off yesterday with “Here I... Read More
Posted on Aug 23, 2006