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Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots is putting his movie director’s cap on once again and will film a documentary on musician Sly Stone.  Common is also one of the executive producers of the film which will be released through MRC Non-Fiction. “It goes beyond saying that Sly’s creative legacy is in my DNA. It’s…

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Verzuz is switching up the script for their latest music battle. To promote the upcoming competition, they’ve posted a billboard on the Apollo Theater in New York City that mysteriously reads “D’Angelo V. Friends.” While the details haven’t been released, some of his musical friends that he’s collaborated with in the past have included Erykah…

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The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson premiered his new movie Summer of Soul (… Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) during Sundance’s virtual screening this  pastweekend. The movie takes an in-depth look at the Harlem Cultural Festival which has been described as a pre-Coachella music gathering. The Harlem Cultural Festival, also referred to as…

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The Roots kicked off their 10th annual Roots Picnic at the Festival Pier in Philadelphia. This year’s headlining acts included Jeezy, 21 Savage, Solange, and Pharrell, who rocked his set with the legendary Roots crew. Rolling out was on hand to capture every moment. View exclusive images below: Solange performs “F.U.B.U.” Pharrell and Black Thought.…

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AAHH! Fest put an exclamation mark on a historic weekend in Chicago. Chicago was the hub of hip-hop for the weekend and many notable artists made their way to the city to celebrate peace and love. Common, Donda’s House, and The Common Ground Foundation celebrated the second year of AHHH! Fest by raising money for the…

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The Roots showed Chicago what a hip-hop band could do at Taste of Chicago by delivering dopeness on the stage of the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park. Young and old, Black and White filled the area anticipating the first note from the legendary band. Before that happened Chicagoans got a treat from hometown hero…

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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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