Latest The Roots Articles
The Roots were honored by their hometown of Philadephia by having a portion of East Passyunk Ave named after the influential hip-hop group.
The Roots confirmed the acts on their Roots Picnic 2020 lineup.
Celebrate The Roots drummer Questlove’s birthday by checking out the ridiculous “Whipping Post” he laid down with jam royalty at The Cap in 2012.
- Dave Matthews Performs With The Roots, Maggie Rogers & Vusi Mahlasela At Apollo In The Hamptons Benefit
Dave Matthews was backed by The Roots and collaborated with Maggie Rogers, Vusi Mahlasela and more at the 10th annual Apollo In The Hamptons benefit on Saturday night.
Watch David Crosby perform with The Roots and discuss his documentary film with director Cameron Crowe on Tuesday’s episode of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’
Watch The Who team up with The Roots and Jimmy Fallon for a performance of “Won’t Get Fooled Again” featuring classroom instruments.
Latest The Roots Setlist
The Roots at Riviera Theatre
- Give Up the Goods (Just Step)
- Think Twice
- The Next Movement
- Act Too (Love of My Life)
- How I Got Over
- What You Know / A Milli / I'm A Thug / Big Pimpin' / U Don't Know / So Fresh, So Clean / 10 Crack Commandments / C.R.E.A.M / Still Not a Player / 21 Questions / Mass Appeal / Shook Ones / Runnin' / Down 4 My N's / The Choice is Yours (Revisited) / Shimmy Shimmy Ya / Lucini AKA This Is It
- Change (Makes You Want to Hustle)
- Knocks Me Off My Feet
- Do You Want More?!
- Guitar Solo / Xxplosive / Truth Hurts / SpottieOttieDopalicious
- Drum Solo / Funky Drummer
- You Got Me
- Here I Come
- The Seed (2.0)
- Move On Up
About The Roots
The Roots are the influential and critically acclaimed Philadelphia-based band — described by Rolling Stone as “one of the greatest live acts in the world” and by the Boston Globe as the “greatest hip-hop band in the land”. The band has paved the way for live instrumental rap and has won numerous awards for its jazz-influenced, eclectic approach to hip-hop, including two Grammy’s and a 2007 NAACP Image Award.
Since their debut album “Organix” in 1993, The Roots have developed a diverse fan base and have played such notable venues as NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, Lollapalooza, Montreux Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center and the Apollo Theater, performing over 200 shows annually. The Roots have hosted the highly anticipated Jam Session, which takes place each year the evening before the Grammys. Their music has been heard in numerous television shows, video games and movies such as Entourage, Project Gotham Racing 4, and Super Bad. “Illadelph Halflife,” the follow up to the band’s first major-label release, “Do You Want More?!!!??!,” reached the Top 40 on Billboard’s album chart and the top five on the rap charts with their single “Clones.” Their 1999 release “Things Fall Apart” reached No. 4 on the Billboard chart and 2004’s “The Tipping Point” debuted in the same position.
The Roots’ lineup includes original members rapper/MC Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson (drums), who met in 1987 and were classmates at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts. They later added Owen Biddle (bass), James “Kamal” Gray (keyboard), Frank “Knuckles” Walker (percussion), Kirk “Captain Kirk” Douglas (guitar) and Damen “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson (saxophone), James Poyser.
Former MLB star Ryan Dempster talks about this weekend’s Innings Festival and his “Off The Mound” talk show.
Rage Against The Machine expanded their upcoming run at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s final two shows at The Ryman in Nashville before they begin a brief hiatus will be featured in nugs.tv live streams.
Tool added over two dozen dates to their 2020 spring tour of North America.
The Black Keys will hit the road with Gary Clark Jr. for an extensive summer tour that also features The Marcus King Band and Yola on select dates.