The Roots Songs

The Roots ft. Patty Crash - Never Artwork
Artist: The Roots
Song: Never
As countless reviewers have noted, The Roots’ latest full-length is a heady concept piece that bears little resemblance to your typical hip-hop album. Be that as it may, the project does feature... More
Posted 4 months ago
43211
The Roots ft. Dice Raw & Greg Porn - Understand Artwork
Artist: The Roots
With their eleventh studio album, the enigmatically titled ...and then you shoot your cousin, set to drop next week, the legendary Roots crew roll through with their new stop motion video for... More
Posted 5 months ago
32101
Editor's Pick
The Roots ft. Raheem Devaughn - Tomorrow Artwork
Artist: The Roots
Featuring: Raheem DeVaughn
It’s easy to get lost in the comfort of our current situation, thus leading to the roots of greed. Instead, the legendary Roots are here with Raheem DeVaughn to take it back a notch so we can... More
Posted 5 months ago
43211
Editor's Pick
The Roots ft. Greg Porn - When The People Cheer Artwork
Artist: The Roots
Featuring: Greg Porn
The Roots’ last solo album, 2011’s undun, chronicled the rise and dramatic downfall of a middleman in the drug trade. On the forthcoming follow-up, the Philly representatives will shift... More
Posted 6 months ago
32101
Editor's Pick
The Roots ft. Phonte & Dice Raw - One Time Artwork
Artist: The Roots
Featuring: Phonte | Dice Raw
The Roots’ 13th full-length may be an epic concept album following the rise and fall of a youth in the ‘hood, but the ambitious nature of the project hasn’t distracted the crew from... More
Posted 2 years ago
43211
Editor's Pick
The Roots ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Dice Raw - Make My Artwork
Artist: The Roots
Featuring: Big K.R.I.T | Dice Raw
Song: Make My
Can I belatedly put “Hear a Roots and Big K.R.I.T. collaboration” on my bucket list just so I can cross it off? Frankly the thought of the legendary Philly crew and the Meridian, Miss. representer... More
Posted 3 years ago
43210
Editor's Pick
John Legend & The Roots ft. Black Thought - Hard Times Artwork
Featuring: The Roots
Unless you, I don’t know, hate good music, it was impossible not to get excited when soul crooner John Legend and The Roots officially joined forces for a collaborative album, especially when they... More
Posted 4 years ago
43210
John Legend & The Roots ft. Common & Melanie Fiona - Wake Up Everybody Artwork
This is Sunday morning music. The individual sounds of artists like Common, Melanie Fiona, John Legend, and The Roots are as smooth and refreshing as a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. But the... More
Posted 4 years ago
43210
John Legend
Featuring: The Roots
Despite all the changes that hip-hop has gone through over the years, the art of sampling has never left the music. Heck, Jermaine Dupri and Diddy made careers out of sampling and re-inventing songs... More
Posted 4 years ago
32101
The Roots ft. John Legend - The Fire Artwork
Artist: The Roots
Featuring: John Legend
If you’ve been binging on the World Cup this past week like a Lindsay Lohan at an open bar and are a little tired of listening to Shakira sing, The Roots are here to kick off your week with some... More
Posted 4 years ago
43211
The Roots ft. John Legend - Doin It Again Artwork
Artist: The Roots
Featuring: John Legend
Just this past February, I got a text message that was apparently sent out exclusively to Black recipients that read: “It’s Black History Month – recognize your roots and get a relaxer,” (if... More
Posted 4 years ago
32101
The Roots ft. Jim James & The Monsters of Folk - Dear God 2.0 Artwork
Artist: The Roots
The last time The Roots put out a track with “2.0” in the title, it was my favorite record of 2003. Now, here in 2010, The Roots present us with the brand new single off their upcoming album,... More
Posted 4 years ago
43211
Ludacris
Artist: Ludacris
Featuring: The Roots
With all apologies to my wedding, I can say that some of the best moments of my life have involved The Roots’ live shows, so when I heard Philly’s finest hip-hop crew had but out a collection... More
Posted 4 years ago
43211
The Roots
Artist: The Roots
Whatever your opinion is on Jimmy Fallon’s run as host of The Late Show, there’s no question that the program boasts the best house band in late-night television—and if you, like me,... More
Posted 5 years ago
43210
The Roots
Artist: The Roots
Featuring: Saigon | Truck North
No matter where in the world you live, racism is prevalent.  For centuries, minorities have been unfairly beaten, shot and tortured because of their ethnicities and unfortunately, as of late, we... More
Posted 6 years ago
32121
The Roots
Artist: The Roots
Featuring: Wale | Chrisette Michele
Two weeks ago, DJBooth featured The Roots’ new track Rising Down.  Assisted by Mos Def, Styles P, and Dice Raw, the song set the tone for the group’s upcoming eighth album of the same... More
Posted 6 years ago
32101
The Roots
Artist: The Roots
With a highly-anticipated presidential election later in the year (yes, people are looking forward to more than just The Carter III), more and more music will start to become political.  Those... More
Posted 6 years ago
32121
The Roots
Artist: The Roots
Believe it or not, hip-hop has not always been a three verse song (featuring a guest artist) with a sung hook and radio friendly bridge.  Although every major record company refuses to push a... More
Posted 6 years ago
32101