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The Roots Aim To Expand Music Festival Following Record-Breaking Ticket Sales

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.01.2015 | Black Voices

Music festival season is upon us, and that means that the legendary Roots crew will host their 8th annual Roots Picnic on May 30 at Philadelphia’s F...

Thought and Vision: A Conversation with Roots Vocalist Tariq Trotter

Karen J. Francis | Posted 04.11.2015 | Black Voices
Karen J. Francis

While it isn't surprising that such an inventive and innovative lyricist would so multi-faceted, up until now Tariq Trotter has always been very private. With his recent foray into the fashion world, however, he is opening up and allowing us a rare glimpse inside.

Snoop Dogg, The Roots Express Their Love For HuffPost In This Incredible Freestyle Mashup

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

At HuffPost Live, we've had many rappers drop by the studio, and we usually ask them to freestyle about HuffPost. Snoop Dogg, Black Thought of The Roo...

The Roots' Pros And Cons Of Being Fallon's House Band

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices

It only took about 20 minutes for Roots drummer Questlove to realize they would be stuck with Jimmy Fallon. Questlove, along with fellow band memb...

The Roots Do The Best 'Bachelor' Recaps

Posted 02.27.2014 | Comedy

Juan Pablo's season of "The Bachelor" is nearly over, which means our favorite thing in the whole world, The Roots recapping "The Bachelor," is nearly...

This May Be The Happiest Thing Ever Filmed

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.26.2013 | Comedy

To honor the 44th season of "Sesame Street," Jimmy Fallon and The Roots joined Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and others from the "Sesame Street" gang...

The Lonely Island & The Roots Do 'YOLO' Live On 'Fallon'

Posted 09.25.2013 | Comedy

On last night's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," The Lonely Island turned in a rare live performance by staging an elaborate version of their single "Y...

Making and Celebrating Change: Penelope Lowder Reflects on Black Women in Primetime

Michelle Flowers Taylor | Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices
Michelle Flowers Taylor

From Julia and Get Christie Love! to HawthoRNe, Scandal and Deception, the image of black women on primetime television has expanded in fits and starts.

Artist Spotlight: Dunn The Signtologist Talks Street Sign Art

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.14.2012 | Denver

Dan Ericson, also known as "Dunn The Signtologist," got his unique nickname for his unconventional brand of street art -- painting monochromatic faces...

The Light Of The Sun: A Conversation With Jill Scott

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.23.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jill has the #1 album in the country, and features Anthony Hamilton on her latest single, "So In Love." Here, she gives us some background on how her duet came about.

The Roots Honor Families of Servicemen and Women

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

Since 2001, 1,622 American troops have been killed in Afghanistan, and since 2003, 4462 have died in Iraq, according to iCasualties, a website that tr...

Turtle Was Right: Conversations With Entourage's Saigon and Oprah/Seacrest Discovery, Graham Stookey

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"The thing with Entourage is that it happened at a time when we weren't ready."

Roots Fans Send a Message to the Grammys (VIDEO)

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Shapter

The following post is an open letter to members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. I'm not a musician, music expert, or member ...

OkayAfrica Heats Up Prospect Park (VIDEOS, SLIDESHOW)

Alex Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Thornton

Last night over 12,000 eager listeners packed every inch of the Prospect Park Bandhell while thousands more waited outside of the gates when they we...