the roots

David "Trugoy the Dove" Jolicoeur, a founding member of De La Soul, died just weeks before the group's full catalog hit streaming services.
Frank Ocean performs Bad Religion, the first singe off his new album Channel Orange, with some help from The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Mendes teamed up with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a classroom instrument rendition of his hit track on "The Tonight Show."
"Gerard got the gold early, I hear him cussin’, only 17, still doper than the Russians."
"I got more lines than Bart with chalk, I spit more lines than Maggie’s talked."
The group is developing both animated and live-action shows.
The world has changed immensely since the release of "I Gave You Power," but the issue of gun violence in America has, more or less, remained the same. Aside from being a baronial and complex story, Nas' song was a forewarning of what was to come.
On a hot mid-August summer weekend in Richmond, Virginia, thousands of music lovers gathered for the seventh annual Richmond Jazz Festival.