Watch Meek Mill Talk Prison Reform, Perform “Dangerous” On Fallon

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Meek-Mill-on-FallonMeek Mill has been playing a double role since he was released from prison back in April. He’d been in prison based on a pretty ridiculous probation violation, and his sentence — two to four years after a couple of minor violations — brought a whole lot of attention to how ridiculous the … More »

Black Thought Raps The Plot To The Jurassic Park Movies

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Black-Thought-on-Jurassic-ParkLately, the world has had plenty of chances to remember that the Roots’ Black Thought is a god-level rapper. There was the incredible Funkmaster Flex freestyle that Black Thought did last year. There was last week’s Streams Of Thought Vol. 1, the impressive collaborative EP with producer 9th Wonder. And then there was … More »

Stream Black Thought’s Solo Project Streams Of Thought Vol. 1

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black-thought-streams-of-thoughtBlack Thought has been a great rapper for many, many years. He’s a founding member of the Roots, whose debut album Organix turns 25 this year, and his precise and athletic delivery has always been a huge part of that group’s appeal. If you’ve ever seen the Roots live, you have seen Black Thought do … More »

Watch Ariana Grande Sing “No Tears Left To Cry” With The Roots On Nintendo Labo Instruments

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Ariana-Grande-Jimmy-Fallon-and-The-RootsJimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show has a regular segment in which Fallon, his house band the Roots, and whatever famous guest he has that night will play one of the guest’s songs on toy classroom instruments. It’s usually both cute and fun, which is something that Fallon’s Tonight Show so often goes for and so rarely … More »

Ariana Grande Talks New Album Sweetener And Sings Goth-Rock Kendrick In Fallon Takeover

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Ariana Grande season is basically here. Grande has recorded a new album with Max Martin and Pharrell, and while she hasn’t yet announced anything as concrete as a release date, the charm offensive has already begun. Grande has released the very good first single “No Tears Left To Cry,” and she’s droppedMore »

Watch Offset, Metro Boomin, The Roots, & Ric Flair Do “Ric Flair Drip” On The Tonight Show

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Last year, 21 Savage, Migos member Offset, and star producer Metro Boomin all got together to record the collaborative album Without Warning. But the breakout hit from the album was one of the Offset solo tracks, “Ric Flair Drip.” Last month, the real Ric Flair turned up in the “Ric Flair Drip” video, … More »

Rock Hall 2018: Howard Stern Inducts Bon Jovi, Lauryn Hill Sings Nina Simone, The Killers Cover Tom Petty, & More

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Earlier this year, during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, the great stand-up comic John Mulaney had a great bit about how ridiculous and bad the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony is every year. And last night, funnily enough, the same night that Mulaney was hosting Saturday NightMore »

The Roots’ SXSW Cancelled After Bomb Threat

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The Roots & Friends show at SXSW was canceled Saturday night (March 16) because of security issues. More »

Kali Uchis Announces Album, Plays Fallon With Tyler, The Creator

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Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis just officially announced her debut album, Isolation, and last night, she went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform the Tyler, The Creator/Bootsy Collins collab “After The Storm.” Although Collins wasn’t there, she was assisted onstage by Tyler and the Roots, singing and dancing in front of a … More »

Roots Picnic 2018 Lineup

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Every year, the Roots bring their Roots Picnic festival to their Philadelphia hometown. And every year, the group seems to put together a lineup just slightly more impressive than the one from the year before. This year, the Roots Picnic is coming to Festival Pier 6/2, and the Roots will headline it themselves … More »