The Roots News
The Roots News
Questlove Explains How Dr. Dre "Saved" The Roots
May 11, 2021
Questlove reflects on the "implosion" of MCA Records, and the surprising role Dr. Dre had in deciding the fate of The Roots during a time of uncertainty.
Questlove Reveals The Roots Almost Broke Up While Recording "Illadelph Halflife"
Apr 28, 2021
The 1996 album hosted a noticeable shift in The Roots's sound & almost caused them to split.
Questlove Announces New Book "Music Is History"
Apr 14, 2021
Questlove's sixth book "MUSIC IS HISTORY" will be dropping on October 12th, 2021.
The Roots Airing Annual Pre-Grammys "Jam Session" On Tidal
Mar 13, 2021
The Roots annual "Jam Session" is currently streaming on Tidal.
Black Thought Announces "Streams Of Thought 3" Release Date
Oct 13, 2020
Black Thought confirms that "Streams Of Thought Vol 3" will be arriving this upcoming Friday, featuring ScHoolboy Q, Killer Mike, and more.
Mary J. Blige Accused Of Hiding Sexuality By Singer Jaguar Wright
Sep 24, 2020
Wright has slammed the music icon for allegedly sabotaging her career while stating that Blige is secretly gay.
Black Thought's "Streams Of Thought Vol 4" Features Redman, J.I.D & More
Sep 18, 2020
Black Thought confirms that "Streams Of Thought Vol. 4" has already been completed, featuring guest appearances from Redman, J.I.D, and more.
Jaguar Wright Claims The Roots Knew R. Kelly Was A Pedophile
Aug 5, 2020
Jaguar Wright says that The Roots told her to be silent about R. Kelly bringing underage girls to the studio if she wanted to keep her career.
Black Thought Accused Of Stealing Malik B's Verses, Young Guru Fires Back
Aug 4, 2020
Following the passing of Malik B, Jaguar Wright spilled the tea on The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, and many more.
Black Thought Has A Big Announcement Coming Soon
Jul 31, 2020
Black Thought takes to Instagram to explain the delay of "Streams Of Thought Vol 3: Cain & Abel," promising a "big announcement" coming soon.
Black Thought Pens Poetic Tribute In Honor Of Malik B
Jul 29, 2020
Malik B., founding member of The Roots, passed away at 47.
Malik B, Founding Member Of The Roots, Dies At 47
Jul 29, 2020
Malik B, one of the founding members of The Roots, has passed away at the age of 47.
Chuck D, Nas, YG & More Perform "Fight The Power" On BET Awards
Jun 28, 2020
Chuck D performed a new version of "Fight the Power," with verses from Nas, Black Thought, and more at the BET Awards.
Roots Picnic 2020 Featuring Lil Baby, Roddy Rich, & More Is Streaming Live
Jun 27, 2020
Roots Picnic 2020 has kicked off. Check out the live stream below.
Black Thought Names His Top 10 Rappers Of All Time
May 22, 2020
Black Thought listed off names like Rakim, Chuck D, and LL Cool J among others as his top 10 favourite rappers of all time.
Beastie Boys Debate Questlove About "Paul's Boutique" On "Jimmy Fallon"
Apr 10, 2020
Beastie Boys Adam “Ad-Rock” Horvitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond chatted with Questlove and Jimmy Fallon about their new documentary and legendary discography.
Black Thought Spits Bars During At-Home Tiny Desk Concert
Apr 9, 2020
Black Thought comes through with some much-needed bars during his creative flip on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert.
The Roots Honored With Very Own Street In Philadelphia To Questlove's Surprise
Feb 23, 2020
The Roots were bestowed with a street in their hometown.
Roots Picnic 2020 Lineup: DaBaby, Summer Walker, & Meek Mill
Feb 12, 2020
The lineup for Roots Picnic 2020 has been announced with Meek Mill, Summer Walker, DaBaby, Griselda, Burna Boy, and more.
Lil Wayne Performs "Dreams" On "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
Feb 6, 2020
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