Creators of the ‘Roots’ Reboot Get Real About the Need for a Remake (Video)

“King Kunta,” one of Kendrick Lamar’s stand-out tracks off To Pimp a Butterfly, bears a title that references what is perhaps the most iconic miniseries to ever air on American

The “Roots” Reboot Trailer Proves Alex Haley’s Story Is Another Must-Watch Event (Video)

Last summer, it was revealed that A&E Studios was remaking Roots. Alex Haley’s 1976 novel was famously filmed for television, premiering on PBS in 1977. Almost 40 years later, the

Nas Reacts To His Third-Great Grandmother’s Bill Of Sale Into Slavery (Video)

As part of PBS’ “Enslaved Roots” series, the camera turns its lens on Nas. The Queens superstar traces his DNA back to a Virginia slave plantation. Throughout his career, Nas

Scolla – Roots

Whoo…Scolla just blazed this MF DOOM track–laid-back rhymes of substances completely in the pocket of this jazzy groove. This is Sunday music (and Monday and Tuesday…). Check out Roots. On

Robin Thicke & The Roots Perform Blurred Lines (Pre-School Style) (Video)

You’ve heard Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines a million times now, right? Not like this…with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots accompanying him using toddler instruments…Check out the video (Black Thought handles

Cosmo Baker – The 6th Annual Roots Picnic Mix (Mixtape)

Here’s a BBQ mix just in time for the long weekend. Cosmo Baker lays down the 6th official mixtape for the upcoming Annual Roots Picnic. The playlist is incredibly diverse,

Lupe Fiasco performs Battle Scars with Guy Sebastian & The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)

Lupe Fiasco recently performed Battle Scars from Food & Liquor Pt 2, with Guy Sebastian & The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Check out the video. Related: See

Behind the Scenes of Joey Bada$$ performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)

A few weeks ago, Joey Bada$$ and The Roots connected to make pure hip-hop magic on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, as they performed an amazing rendition of Joey’s Waves.

Kendrick Lamar performs Swimming Pools (Drank) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)

Kendrick Lamar made his network TV debut last night. He performed Swimming Pools (Drank) with The Legendary Roots Crew on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Check out the performance and

De La Soul interview with OkayPlayer at The Roots Picnic 2012 (Video)

De La Soul. From the soul. Here’s a cool interview of Plug 1 and Plug 2 courtesy of OkayPlayer. It features some high-quality footage of De La’s performance at this

Official 2012 Roots Picnic Mixtape

Here’s the official mixtape for the upcoming 2012 Roots Picnic, just in time for your Memorial Day weekend BBQs. It features music from Eric B & Rakim, De La Soul,

Is 2010 the best Summer ever for hip-hop? These releases from Eminem, Drake, The Roots, Big Boi and Rick Ross are making a strong argument.

Can you come up with a better slate of Summer releases of rap albums than these: Recovery – Eminem Single:  Not Afraid Standout track (1 of many): 25 to Life Thank

It's official. John Legend and The Roots are releasing an album together in September

As you can tell by the numerous collabos between The Roots and John Legend on The Roots album, the 2 artists have been putting in some work together.  They will

If you haven't heard the new Roots album yet, check out this sneak preview sampler. Props to OkayPlayer for always keeping it fresh.

I’ve posted quite a bit from and about this album over the last couple of weeks.  Now that I’ve heard the full album, I feel fully justified.  It’s an instant

If hip-hop was dead it lives again with Drake and The Roots

With yesterday being Tupac’s birthday, it seems fitting to take a few ticks to reflect on the current state of hip-hop.  It’s been a bleak couple of years (with some notable exceptions