Common and J. Cole help Chicago exhale at AAHH! Fest

Common and J. Cole help Chicago exhale at AAHH! Fest

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 […]

The Roots perform at Taste of Chicago

The Roots perform at Taste of Chicago

The Roots performed in Chicago at the Taste of Chicago. Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett from the hit show “Empire” enjoyed the show from backstage. [jwplatform dOYK5DsT]

The Roots bring flavor to Taste of Chicago

The Roots bring flavor to Taste of Chicago

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 […]

The Roots rock Atlanta’s Tabernacle during Martell Vanguard Experience

The Roots rock Atlanta's Tabernacle during Martell Vanguard Experience

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 […]

Questlove’s father, singer Lee Andrews, dies

Questlove's father, singer Lee Andrews, dies

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 […]

The Roots being sued by former band member

The Roots being sued by former band member

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 […]

Best images of A$AP Rocky, The Roots, and other top acts at ONE Musicfest

Best images of A$AP Rocky, The Roots, and other top acts at ONE Musicfest

The sixth annual ONE Musicfest featured some of the hottest acts in hip-hop, R&B, and soul. Held at Aaron’s Amphitheater in Atlanta, the top acts included Ms. Lauryn Hill, A$AP Rocky, The Roots, Janelle Monae, Raekwon and Ghostface, and 8 Ball & MJG to name a few. Rolling out was on hand to capture every […]

7 must-see moments at the 2015 ONE Musicfest in Atlanta

7 must-see moments at the 2015 ONE Musicfest in Atlanta

ONE MusicFest continues its run as the premiere festival in Atlanta, Georgia. The six-year-old festival has featured acts such as Nas, Snoop, Common, and Kendrick Lamar in the past and will reach new heights with the 2015 fest. Founded and curated by J. Carter, the ONE Musicfest will take place at Aaron’s Amphitheatre on Sept. […]

Bilal shares insight and love at The Experience

Bilal shares insight and love at The Experience

In the era of social media one would possibly say they know more about their favorite artist than they did even 10 years ago. Everyone seems more accessible and, in some cases, to a fault. We may know more about our favorite artist know because of social media, but it doesn’t really tell the entire […]

Super producer Scott Storch goes from $70 million to bankruptcy

Super producer Scott Storch goes from $70 million to bankruptcy

Producer Scott Storch, who got his start with The Roots and made a name for himself working closely with Dr. Dre before going on to produce for the likes of Beyoncé, Chris Brown, and Justin Timberlake, among others, is in deep financial trouble and has reportedly filed for bankruptcy. According to TMZ, Storch, 41, has […]

Jeezy performs on ‘The Tonight Show’

Jeezy recently appeared on “The Tonight Show“ to promote the release of his fifth studio album, Seen it All. Jeezy performed “No Fears” alongside Future to Jimmy Fallon’s live audience, accompanied by The Roots band. Check out more photos from his performance in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson Photo source: Thaddaeus McAdams with Exclusive Access

The Roots perform at Guitar Center celebration

The Roots celebrated the opening of Guitar Center’s flagship Times Square store Thursday with a performance at Best Buy Theater.  Before the headliners hit the stage, the Hot 97 Morning Show duo of Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez entertained fans with Stylez talking to the crowd and Rosenberg spinning a set of mostly ’90’s hip-hop with a […]

The Roots, Jill Scott and more react to the death of Rich Nichols

Rich Nichols, the beloved manager for famed hip-hop band The Roots, has passed away at the age of 55. Nichols, a former DJ, began working with the legendary crew in 1992 and guided their path to stardom and acclaim. He also provided mentorship to other acts, such as Talib Kweli, Little Brother and Jill Scott.

New York City’s Global Citizen Festival to feature Jay Z as headliner

Organizers for the Global Citizen Festival recently announced it’s star-studded lineup for the upcoming 2014 show. Carrie Underwood, The Roots, No Doubt, Fun., and Tiesto will all take part in the festival and superstar Brooklyn emcee, Jay Z, will serve as the headlining act. Scheduled to take place in New York’s Central Park on September 27, the […]