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The Roots were in concert in Atlanta for the last stop of the Martell Vanguard Experience at the Tabernacle. The Martell Vanguard Experience is a continued platform in partnership with The Roots celebrating success, while highlighting Martell’s exceptional portfolio. Throughout the evening guests enjoyed specialty cocktails on behalf of Martell Cognac, which highlighted the unique…

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Questlove of the hip-hop band The Roots is remembering his father, Lee Andrews, who died at the age of 79. Andrews was the lead singer of a Philadelphia doo-wop group, Lee Andrews & the Hearts. Questlove posted a heartfelt message on his Instagram page: The Greatest Teacher in my life, my dad Lee Andrews June 2nd…

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Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, former bassist for The Roots, is suing the popular Philadelphia-based band for failure to uphold a contract that allegedly named him co-owner of the band and entitled him to continued pay even after he left the outfit in 2007. Hubbard joined the band in 1992 when they were then known as The Square Roots and remained…

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The world’s oldest of the major cognac houses presents: The Martell Vanguard Series During a recent invitation-only experience at Opera lounge in Atlanta, this writer was treated to an “elevated VIP experience,” which included a presentation of Martell’s illustrious 300-year history, along with a specialty cocktail tasting led by brand ambassador, DJ Questlove of the legendary band, The Roots.…

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Questlove may have been one of the busiest artists at Coachella on the second day of the weekend festival. On April 11, Questlove kicked things off by serving as the headlining DJ for Pandora and T-Mobile’s private pool party. The event took place at the Cree Estate in Cathedral City where guests were treated to…

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Grey Goose debuted it’s newest vodka flavor, Le Melon, at the festive La Bal Masque at the New York Public Library last night (May 9.) With DJ Questlove in the house and Big Boi rocking the stage, the party was in full effect. Melyssa Ford, Po Johnson and other celebs were spotted throughout the night and they all hit the red carpet.

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Philadelphia hip-hop group and “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” house band The Roots recently dropped their new single “When The People Cheer” and released info on their forthcoming 11th studio album …  And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. Lead emcee Black Thought tells XXL magazine that the album will be a conceptual album much like…

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Hip-hop artists have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in recent years, and the inclusion of rappers has brought with it considerable controversy. Since the induction of hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five in 2007, fellow legends such as Run-D.M.C., The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy have also joined icons of rock, soul and blues in the Rock Hall. Speaking to Rolling Stone at last week’s 2014 induction ceremony, Questlove shared his reaction to KISS guitarist/frontman Gene Simmons’ recent criticism of rappers being in the hall.

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