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The Drum Beat of Success (VIDEO with Sheila E.)

Rana Florida | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Musical legend Sheila E. was literally born into the business, yet she paid more than her share of dues at the beginning of her career, playing to empty rooms and living from gig to gig.

Meghan Trainor And Jimmy Fallon Are 'All About That Bass'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.05.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon has already performed songs on classroom instruments with Idina Menzel, Robin Thicke and Carly Rae Jepsen, but his latest rendition of "A...

The 5 Must-See Acts at Boston Calling

Hopper.com | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment
Hopper.com

Boston Calling, in a world of over-stimulation and excess, is successful - the festival is digestible. It's two and a half days! There's a shaded area! You can leave and come back!

Challenge Accepted

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.14.2014 | Comedy

The cold never bothered Jimmy Fallon anyway. After being called out by everyone from Justin Timberlake to the owner of the New York Jets, Fallon fi...

Questlove Honors Robin Williams

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment

Following the announcement of Robin Williams' death on Monday, August 11, Roots drummer Questlove posted a photo of the legendary actor and comedian, ...

Action Will Lead Us to the End of Extreme Poverty

Hugh Evans | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Hugh Evans

In keeping with previous Global Citizen Festivals, the goal is to celebrate the achievements made toward ending extreme poverty by 2030. But this year, we're working to change the systems that keep people poor.

The Roots Completely Lose It

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.30.2014 | Comedy

We finally know why NBC cut parts of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer when they premiered it last week. It's scary as hell! On Tuesday's "Tonight...

This Is How To Survive A Real 'Sharknado'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy

"The Tonight Show" audience just dropped some serious knowledge on Jimmy Fallon. Fallon learned that in a real "Sharknado," there's an easy way to...

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: Boyz II Men Cheated In Our High School Talent Show

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.26.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

It's no wonder Questlove and Black Thought of The Roots describe their time at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts as "r...

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' Harry Potter Rap Is All We Ever Wanted

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.20.2014 | Entertainment

Tariq Trotter, aka Black Thought, from The Roots, is probably a bigger Harry Potter fan than you are. So much so, that he performed a Harry Potter-the...

The Roots Totally Lose It On Doctor Doom 's Fearfall

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.19.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon had the Roots go for a ride on Doctor Doom's Fearfall at Universal Orlando, and let's just say some of them handled it better than others...

Amatus' Broken Compass

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Although her lyrics sometimes fall short of insight, her sultry delivery makes up for the missing poetry, especially heard in the last two tracks "Punk" and "Cherish."

Listen To The Roots' 'Tomorrow' Today

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment

Fans don't have to wait until tomorrow to listen to the new Roots song, "Tomorrow." It's available to stream right now (via 1200squad.com). Check out ...

Listen To The Roots' New Single

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment

The Roots released a new single, "When The People Cheer," off the group's 11th album, "And Then You Shoot Your Cousin," which is due out later this ye...

Fallon, Higgins & Questlove Get Down To The Worst Rap Ever

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon loves good music, but bad music really grabs his goat. And Monday's installment of his "Do Not Play List" was a serious goat-grabbing aff...

Freestylin' With The Roots!

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.11.2014 | Comedy

What happens when you combine The Roots with Jimmy Fallon's audience participation? This happens. Watch The Roots freestyle with information ...

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...

'The Tonight Show' Is Back

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy

NEW YORK (AP) — If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC's "Late Night," he left no doubt Monday that "The Tonight Show" now ...

Roots Recipe for Tonight Show Host Jimmy Fallon

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Not yet forty, Jimmy Fallon already has an impressive history to look back on. Between Saturday Night Live and hosting Late Night with Jimmy Fallon...

Reading Black History, Aloud

LeVar Burton | Posted 04.06.2014 | Black Voices
LeVar Burton

Mother Nature, the power of a nascent storytelling art form in the televised mini-series, and a nation largely ignorant of and reluctant to come to terms with the horrors of its slave-owning past conspired to create a 'perfect storm' of enlightenment in America.

Questlove Apologizes For Offensive Instagram Posts

The Urban Daily | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Drummer, producer, author and all around music nerd Questlove is no stranger to controversy. He confessed his memoirs “Mo Metta Blues” that his wi...

Bloomberg Helps Jimmy Fallon Write Thank You Notes

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.14.2013 | Comedy

On Friday's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Michael Bloomberg dropped in to help Jimmy Fallon pen some thank you notes to New York City. "I've only...

This Is Either Totally Genius Or Insane

Posted 12.11.2013 | Comedy

The first few minutes are pretty normal for "Yo Gabba Gabba," which is to say still quite weird. But things get really odd about three minutes in when...