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The Roots

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 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...

Wise Up Ghost: A Conversation with Elvis Costello, Chatting with Twenty One Pilots' Josh Dun and Charlie Faye, Plus The Appleseed Collective's "Pumpkin Pie" Exclusive & Recipe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If we had the opportunity to play together, it seemed like there would be a lot of possibilities. The way they approached playing the songs, whether they were old or new, and each time I went to the show, it was a different agenda."

Bill Cosby Auditions The Roots To Play At His Funeral

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 11.19.2013 | Comedy

There are few things we love more than Bill Cosby's appearances on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," and by the looks of it, there are few things that F...

This, This, A Thousand Times... THIS

Posted 11.01.2013 | Comedy

Oh, Jimmy Fallon... Oh, Jason Schwartzman... don't you ever, ever, ever stop being perfect together....

Dierks Bentley Covered Pearl Jam For Jimmy Fallon

Posted 10.24.2013 | Entertainment

Jimmy Fallon's Pearl Jam Week continued on Wednesday with a special performance of the band's hit song "Alive," performed by country star Dierks Bentl...

Questlove's Tips for Throwing a Killer Dinner Party

Bon Appetit | Posted 12.01.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

The Roots drummer and restaurant owner dishes on throwing a great dinner party.

Fallon Goes All Out For 'What Does The Fox Say?'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.10.2013 | Comedy

Right after Jimmy Kimmel hashed it out with Kanye West, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots danced around in fox costumes and sang the viral hit "The Fox" with...

UN Week Wrap: Africa Rises, Women Win and Millennials Rule

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

As easy as it is to be cynical about gatherings where young influencers tout huge social media followings -- and wear ridiculously shiny patent leather shoes -- often, there's lots to learn from such events, and indelible memories can be made in the seemingly endless lineup of discussion groups.

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...

Winning Collaboration

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 11.16.2013 | Black Voices

-- Elvis Costello and the Roots, "Wise Up Ghost" (Blue Note) Enough with Velvet Elvis. This year's model of Elvis Costello features a collaboration ...