Showing posts with label The Roots. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Roots. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Earl Sweatshirt ft. Frank Ocean - "Sunday"

Earl Sweatshirt was the sole rap feature on Frank Ocean's debut album channel ORANGE, and the favor's been returned as the singer-songwriter morphs into an emcee on "Sunday." Frank's half of the record is an added bonus to Earl's well-crafted verse as Odd Future's most skilled lyricist takes on the simplistically intricate self-produced track.

Stream "Sunday" below, and hit the jump to see Earl's television debut as he took to Late Night Jimmy Fallon to premiere "Burgundy" with The Roots. Doris hits shelves August 20th,

Earl Sweatshirt - "Sunday" ft. Frank Ocean Lyrics

Did you catch that Chris Brown shade?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

[Video] Janelle Monae Covers Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" With The Roots On Jimmy Fallon

There aren't many musicians in the industry right now one can trust to honorably cover a Jimi Hendrix classic, but Janelle Monae and The Roots are just the people for the job. Paying tribute to the late guitarist's legendary catalogue, Janelle takes on "Little Wing" alongside Questlove, the rest of the band, and her guitarist Kellindo who channeled the spirit of Hendrix and completely SHOWED OUT.


Previously: [Video] Solange Knowles Performs "Losing You" Live With Janelle Monae & Wondaland

Monday, May 28, 2012

Okayplayer Presents: 2012 Roots Picnic Mixtape (Mixed By DJ Low Budget)

The 5th Annual Roots Picnic kicks off in Philly next Saturday (June 2nd) and DJ Low Budget provides an hour long mix to get you amped for the festival. Check out the mixtape below, courtesy of okayplayer and click HERE for tickets!

Download: 2012 Roots Picnic Mixtape (Mixed By DJ Low Budget)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Roots & Elle Varner Pay Tribute To Whitney Houston [VIDEO]

After hearing the news of Whitney Houston's passing, The Roots rushed to transform their party into a proper tribute concert, but a lot of their expected cameos were no shows.  Fortunately, Elle Varner showed and gave a passionate performance of Whitney's hit "Saving All My Love" to pay tribute to the lost legend.

Props to AO! & Rolling Stone

Previously: Elle Varner - Conversational Lush [New Mixtape]

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jay-Z Makes History At Carnegie Hall With Nas, Alicia Keys & The Roots [VIDEO]

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Last night, Jay-Z became the second Hip Hop act to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall, backed by The Roots, Bilal and a 30 member orchestra. Wyclef Jean, who was the first, took the stage with Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and Whitney Houston in 2001. Among Hov's guests for his first of two benefit concerts were Nas and Alicia Keys, who performed hometown anthems "NY State of Mind" and "Empire State of Mind" with Jay.

Watch below as former rivals Nas and Jay-Z perform the Illmatic classic, "NY State Of Mind," and hit the jump to watch Mr. Carter's debut performance of "Glory," his song dedicated to his newborn daughter, Blue Ivy Carter!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Flo Rida Peforms "Good Feeling" With The Roots On Jimmy Fallon [VIDEO]

In all my 22 years of living, I never would've thought that a collaboration between Flo Rida and The Roots would ever happen. Thanks to the great mood among the country about the Super Bowl, Flo Rida's hit "Good Feeling" was probably the most appropriate celebration song for Jimmy Fallon's post-championship late night show.

Watch below as the dance track rapper performs with the legendary Roots crew, and hit the comments with your thoughts on the unlikely collab!

Props to Rap-Up


Friday, February 3, 2012

Nas Performs "Nasty" Live With The Roots [VIDEO]

Nas + The Roots. Need I say more? Check out their performance of "Nasty" in Indianapolis for last night's episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon below!

Props to RM

Previously: K'Naan ft. Nas - Nothing To Lose

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Roots - Red's Aunt (From The Redford Stephens Documentary)

The Roots has changing the game with their concept album undun, which tells the story of fictional character Redford Stephens.  Along with the album, there have been a series of visuals that turn the album into a soundtrack of sorts.  There is also a free un(dun) iPhone app that serves as a comparison piece to the album.  Check out one of the app's feaures below, an account of Redford Stephens's life through the eyes of his aunt, and make sure you go get the album if you haven't already!

Props to okayplayer

Previously: Common, The Roots & James Fauntleroy Perform "Celebrate" Live [VIDEO]

Friday, January 13, 2012

Common Performs "Celebrate" Live With James Fauntleroy The Roots [VIDEO]

This is the Common I love to see. While I find his Drake beef highly entertaining and hilarious, I just like to see the Chi Town having fun and focusing on his music. Watch below as he links up with Cocaine 80s partner James Fauntleroy (my absolute favorite) and The Roots crew for a performance to The Dreamer/The Believer single "Celebrate!"  Nothing like a live band...

Props to SoulBounce


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Black Star Performs With The Roots Live On Jimmy Fallon [VIDEO]

If I ever had a dream concert come to life, it would be to see Mos Def Yasiin Bey, Talib Kweli, and The Roots live (followed by a matrimony ceremony between me and Yasiin).  Fortunately viewers got a glimpse of the legendary musicians rocking to some Black Star's new and old stuff as they performed their latest single "You Already Knew" and their 1999 collab "Little Brother" with The Roots.  Real music y'all!

Black Star - You Already Knew

Black Star - Little Brother

Props to XXL


Monday, January 2, 2012

Drake, The Roots, Cee Lo & Jessie J Celebrate The New Year With Carson Daly [VIDEO]

From the looks of it, NBC's New Years Eve With Carson Daly had the most well rounded selection of performers to bring in 2012.  Watch below as Drake represents for Young Money with performances of "Make Me Proud," "The Motto," and "Headlines."

Hit the jump to see the vocally superior Jessie J perform her debut album's hits, a throwback from The Roots, and a controversial cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" from Cee Lo!

Drake - Make Me Proud + The Motto + Headlines

Previously: Drake - The Motto feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga [Music Video]

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Roots - undun [Short Film]

Yesterday during his interview with The Breakfast Club, Questlove stated that The Roots' latest album undun is like a soundtrack without an accompanying film.  In unorthodox fashion, director has put together a 9 minute mini movie much like the short music videos that were released for the album.  Watch below as the story of Redford Stephens unfolds!

Props to YHTN

Previously: The Roots Hit Up The Breakfast Club [VIDEO]

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Roots Hit Up The Breakfast Club [VIDEO]

Black Thought & Questlove, the frontrunners of The Roots took to The Breakfast Club to promote their latest project undun.  Watch below as DJ Envy blames Black Thought for preventing his promotion and Questlove addresses his musical diss to Michelle Bachman on Jimmy Fallon!

Was Questlove wrong for apologizing to Michelle Bachman?

Props to RM

Previously: The Roots & Big K.R.I.T. Perform "Make My" Live in NYC [VIDEO]

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Roots & Big K.R.I.T. Perform "Make My" Live In NYC [VIDEO]

As a celebration of the release of their latest album, undun, The Roots held an exclusive concert last night at NYC's Highline Ballroom.  Watch below as Big K.R.I.T. and Dice Raw join the band onstage to perform "Make My."

The album is incredible, and I hope you all pick up a copy! Stream it HERE if you don't believe me!

Props to Team Big K.R.I.T.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Perform "Young Wild & Free" Live On Jimmy Fallon [VIDEO]

BFFs Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa hit up Jimmy Fallon's late night show to perform their single "Young, Wild & Free" from their upcoming album and movie Mac & Devin Go To High School.Watch below to see the full performance that features The Roots providing the live music.

The album will be in stores December 13th! Going to cop it?

Props to Nah Right


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Questlove & Black Thought Talk undun On 106 & Park [VIDEO]

The Roots frontmen Questlove & Black Thought hit up 106 & Park this week to promote their upcoming concept album undun, which you can stream for free HERE.  Watch below as they chop it up with Terrance & Rocsi about the iPod app that coincides with the project and explain how they balance out their busy schedules!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Roots - undun [Full Album Stream]

After giving us a scattered painting of the Robert Stephen's tragic journey, The Roots have made their entire concept album undun available for stream on NPR.  Listen to the supergroup's thirteenth album in full, below and let me know what you think of the tale!

Props to HHDX

New Music: The Roots - One Time ft. Phonte & Dice Raw

I think I've found my favorite song from The Roots' upcoming album undun in "One Time." Listen to the track below, which features Phonte and frequent collaborator Dice Raw and listen to the story of Redford Stephens unfold.  undun will be in stores December 6th!

The Roots - One Time ft. Phonte & Dice Raw

Previously: The Roots - Sleep [Music Video]

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

B.o.B Performs "Strange Clouds" With The Roots Live On Jimmy Fallon [VIDEO]

B.o.B stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and gave a great performance of his latest single "Strange Clouds" from his upcoming album of the same name.  Look for the music video to be out soon!

Props to 2dopeboyz

Previously: B.o.B says Andre 3000 Passes Him The Torch On Their Strange Clouds Collab [VIDEO]
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