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Alicia Keys, Pearl Jam, REM And More Speak Out Against Backpage Sex Ads

Posted 04.26.2012 | New York

The backlash against Village Voice Media's ownership of continues with a group of high-profile musicians speaking out against the controv...

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon & Dave Mathews Perform For UNC Students

Posted 04.25.2012 | College

Comedian and "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon took his show to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday night to catch President Obama...

WATCH: Obama Slow Jams The News On 'Fallon'

Posted 04.30.2012 | Comedy

On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama did what no president has done before: He slow jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on "Late Nig...

Obama To Appear On 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'

Posted 04.20.2012 | Comedy

President Barack Obama will appear as a guest on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" next Tuesday, NBC announced Friday morning. The president will be a gu...

Brennan Williams

Erykah Badu Opens Up On Recording With Jay Electronica | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.19.2012 | Black Voices

Erykah Badu’s steadfast pursuit of creativity and inspiration has been an ongoing challenge for the R&B songstress throughout the course of her care...

Concert Whereabouts (April 16 - April 22)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 06.17.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Back to nearly a full week of music in D.C. for me. Cheyenne Marie Mize at Black Cat, Möbius Strip and The Andalusians at Crooked Beat Records, Shpongle at the 9:30 Cluband and the list goes on...

Weekend Guide: The Roots, Wrestling, And Justice Rally

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 03.30.2012 | Miami

Although there's plenty of reasons to stay home and close to the tube this weekend -- Games of Thrones and Magic City -- South Florida's calendar is f...

Questlove Opens 'The Hoodie Shop'

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.30.2012 | Small Business

Between 12 albums keeping the beat for The Roots and leading the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," you’d think Ahmir “Questlove” Th...

WATCH: That Time Obama Shocked Aziz Ansari

Posted 03.29.2012 | Comedy

Comedian and "Parks and Recreation" star Aziz Ansari stopped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to promote his new self-released stand-up special, "Dan...

Questlove Reveals Some Of His Favorite Songs

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment

On Sunday, Questlove of The Roots, closed the EMP Museum’s Sounds of the City Pop Conference with a talk on vinyl and record collecting at New York ...

Meet The Ladies Of Hip-Hop

Posted 03.13.2012 | Arts

Often when we think of women in hip-hop we think of hot babes, skimpy outfits and inordinate amounts of booty shaking. In other words, we think of fla...

Obama To Watch The Roots, Ben Folds At NYC Fundraiser

| Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer FLATIRON DISTRICT — President Barack Obama and his traffic-snarling motorcade will be rolling back into...

Brennan Williams

The Soundtrack For Black History Month: Vivien Green On Freedom Songs | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.13.2012 | Black Voices

The rare opportunity to study music history in school exposed R&B vocalist Vivian Green as a child to timeless freedom songs that were a part of the c...

Meet The Beatles Again: A Conversation With Roberta Flack

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


What To Watch On New Year's Eve

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 12.30.2011 | TV

"The Walking Dead" Marathon (11 a.m. to 12 midnight EST on AMC) If you've missed out on the critically-acclaimed zombie drama or are just trying to a...

"This Will Be Our Year": An Upbeat Playlist For New Year's Eve

David Wild | Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

Instead of making any promises to myself that I might not live up to, here's my best shot at the ultimate, mostly uplifting playlist for all of our New Year's Eve parties.

What Is Soul?: Hamhocks, Cornflakes & Divas

Questlove | Posted 02.18.2012 | Entertainment

What is Soul? That's a big question that The Roots asked ourselves a lot while we were working with lots of other music lovers on VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul -- a show you can and should see tonight for yourselves.

The Film Version Of The Roots' Lucky 13th Album

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

The Roots see your black cats and propped ladders and raise you one "knockout" 13th album. Undun, a concept album that reverse tracks the life of Redf...

WATCH: Fallon Opens Up About Bachmann Scandal

Posted 12.06.2011 | Comedy

The recent mini-scandal that erupted after Michele Bachmann appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to the song "Lying Ass Bitch" played by house b...

Questlove: Food Trucks Are The New Black

Posted 12.02.2011 | Black Voices

When he isn't sending subliminal musical messages to guests on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" or blowing the whistle on Occupy Wall Street raiders, Qu...

Racial Hatred Fired At Star After Bachmann Intro Song Snafu

Posted 01.31.2012 | Entertainment

Once the world caught on to the sly, musical message that the "Late Show With Jimmy Fallon" backing band the Roots sent to Michele Bachmann during her...

Michele Bachmann Disappointed With NBC Apology

Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) apparently isn't happy with the apology she received from NBC after a vulgar song was played during her recent appeara...

Michele Bachmann: Outraged At The Roots, Demands NBC Apology

Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Michele Bachmann has spoken out and demanded an apology for the song played by the Roots, the "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" house band, when she was ...

WATCH: Pros And Cons Of Thanksgiving

Posted 11.23.2011 | Comedy

For many of us, today is the last day of work before jetting off for the Thanksgiving holiday. And the late night talk shows have the same thing on th...

Jimmy Fallon Apologizes For Band's Michelle Bachmann Diss

Posted 01.22.2012 | Entertainment

Seeking to quell growing criticism and public attention, "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon has apologized for his house band's understated musical attack...