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Questlove Animates His Journey To Eat Patti Labelle’s Soul Cooking (Video)

Beyond a drummer, DJ, musical supervisor, and producer, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is a foodie. Followers of the Grammy Award-winning Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native’s social platforms know, as well as his friends

Jon Stewart Looks Back At Premiering The Roots On TV In 1995 (Video)

In the last 15 years, Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” has been a destination for some Hip-Hop-savvy performances. Sitting down with another TV host Head, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart looked

Chris Rock Says Pootie Tang Is His Junior M.A.F.I.A. LP, Debates PM Dawn’s & J Dilla’s Impact (Audio)

If you enjoyed Chris Rock and Tracy Morgan naming their Top 5 MCs in honor of the film, Top 5, you’ll love this. Chris Rock, joined by Questlove, swung through

Public Enemy Performs One Of Their Earliest, Biggest Hits With The Roots (Video)

While 1988 would be the year Public Enemy’s seminal It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, 1987 is integral to the story. That would be the year

Questlove Says That The Late, Great Robin Williams Was A Roots Head

In the last 24 hours, the world mourns the death of Robin Williams. On August 11, the Academy Award-winning film actor, television star, voice-actor, and stand-up comedian was found dead

The Roots’ Longtime Manager & Producer Rich Nichols Passes Away

With his name in the liners as far back as Illadelph Halflife, producer Richard Nichols was an integral part of The Roots. Producer, executive, and manager, Nichols was never credited

DJ Jazzy Jeff, Questlove & James Poyser Form Like Voltron To Support One New Artist, But Who? (Video)

In the early 2000s, between Grammy awards going to The Roots and Neo-Soul climbing the charts, Philadelphia was a hot-bed of talent. At venues like The Black Lily and The

De La Soul Presented With Webby Awards’ Artist Of The Year By Questlove (Video)

Only releasing a mixtape and a handful of loose tracks in the last 12 months, De La Soul received Artist Of The Year honors at the 18th annual Webby Awards.

The Roots’ Never Gets A Live Choral Flip, With DJ A-Trak On The Cut (Video)

Released yesterday, The Roots’ …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin steps further in the direction that the group has been heading since parting ways with MCA/Geffen Records a decade ago.

Questlove & Black Thought Talk 25 Years Of The Roots, Where The Last 5 Albums Fit In With The First 6 (Video)

Late last week, Heads saw Black Thought freestyle over a Questlove beat, with the funky drummer on the cut, no less. From that same interview, Tariq and Amir sat down

The Roots Let Heads Listen Early To …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin In Its Entirety (Album Stream)

Between Masta Ace’s crew, J-Live, and now The Roots’ latest album, today (May 13) is a day for the books in terms of album streams. Out of nowhere, ?uestlove, Black

NBA Bans L.A. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling For Life, Hip-Hop Artists React

Earlier today, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced a lifetime ban sanctioned against 30-plus-year owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling. The streamed and televised press conference took place following

The Roots Open Up A New Chamber With Raheem DeVaughn on Tomorrow (Audio)

Some say that since 2004’s The Tipping Point, Black Thought and The Roots crew have been making nothing short of dark albums. Although the acclaim continues to grow for the

The Roots Announce Their Next Album Is Less Than 6 Weeks Away

Earlier this week, The Roots dropped off “When The People Cheer,” their first completely in-house, new music in over a year. ?uestlove, Black Thought, Tuba Gooding, Jr. and the rest

The Roots Premiere A New Song That Speaks To Everyman (Audio)

Although The Roots worked with Elvis Costello in 2013, it’s been some months since the Heads were treated to a completely Roots Crew jam. That changed today with “When The

Rick Ross Performing The Devil Is A Lie With The Roots Is One Of The Hardest Fallon Musical Moments (Video)

When you think about it, “The Devil Is A Lie” is the type of musical presentation and message that would work for either Rick Ross or The Roots. Perhaps at

Fact Or Fiction: John Cusack A Graffiti-Writing B-Boy? (Photos)

In the 1980s, John Cusack was something of an Everyman. The Illinois native appeared in a host of teen comedies, usually playing likeable, nerdy guys with the best of intentions.

Raekwon & The Roots Rock That Incarcerated Scarfaces. Sounds So Lovely With a Live Band (Video)

This week in Brooklyn, OkayPlayer threw their annual Holiday Jam. Special guest Raekwon hit the stage with the full Roots crew, and DJ J. Period on the decks. Rae performed

?uestlove Explains Being A Music Snob, Putting Off Q-Tip & Others With Nerdery (Video)

Is Head an easy and endearing way of calling ourselves “music snobs”? Vanity Fair has a Music Snob series, and stops in with Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson—easily known as The Roots

Thundercat & The Roots – Heartbreaks + Setbacks Performance (Video)

One of the best parts about having The Roots on “Late Night” with Jimmy Fallon is the exposure to new music. Heads can often hope that whether Mac Miller’s artistic

Elvis Costello & The Roots Perform Wise Up Ghost (Video)

Fresh off of the Blue Note Records release of the album sharing the name, Elvis Costello & The Roots’ perform “Wise Up Ghost” at one of ?uestlove’s favorite hangouts/DJ venues:

Kanye West Performs “Bound 2″ With The Roots & Charlie Wilson (Video)

In trademark Kanye West fashion, the impresario stopped by NBC Studios last night for an impromptu appearance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” There, he linked up with former Larry

Elvis Costello & The Roots – Wise Up Ghost (Album Stream)

I’ve been a big fan of Elvis Costello since before I even heard The Roots. My uncle’s cassette collection put me onto the cool melodies and whimsical songwriting of the

?uestlove Speaks at the Red Bull Lecture Series (Video)

This Red Bull Lecture series has been dope so far. This week’s installment with ?uestlove makes it even better. ?uest drops a wealth of knowledge about The Legendary Roots Crew,

Questlove and D’Angelo discuss their mutual love of Prince (Video)

Here’s a little something for the Prince stans out there. Questlove and D’Angelo share the story of how their mutual love of Prince brought them together. Check out the video.

A behind the scenes look at D’Angelo’s return to music through the eyes of ?uestlove (Video)

Last year, D’Angelo rocked the music world with an unannounced return to the stage, after more than 10 years, at the Bonnaroo festival. Here’s a behind the scenes look at

?uestlove interview with The Bee Shine (Video)

The mighty ?uestlove is one of hip-hop’s most stately ambassadors.  Here’s an introspective interview where he discusses his love for music, how Whitney Houston’s death caused him to change his

The Cleveland Show – Menace II Secret Society (Full Episode)

Here’s the full video for the recent episode featuring ?uestlove, Nicki Minaj, Will.I.Am, Bruno Mars & Kanye West. Related: A day in the life of ?uestlove (Video)  

Kanye West, ?uestlove, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, will.i.am, and ?uestlove appear on The Cleveland Show (Video)

The season premiere of The Cleveland Show hits the air on Sunday and features guest appearances from Kanye West, ?uestlove, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, and will.i.am. The artists play members

?uestlove writes a heartfelt tribute to the legacy of Don Cornelius

Here’s a moving piece from ?uestlove about the cultural impact of Don Cornelius and Soul Train. An excerpt is below and you can read the full article here. “you guys

?uestlove speaks on Heavy D

Here’s a brilliant article by ?uestlove on his relationship with Heavy D.  Read all the way to the end.  The build up is long, but the payoff is worth it. 

?uestlove breaks down the story behind The Roots upcoming Undun album (Video)

He discusses how the album is a concept album and why having the steady gig on The Jimmy Fallon show has given The Roots the security to fully pursue their

The Roots recently linked with Rakim to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Paid in Full. Here’s some footage (not nearly enough) of the performance and some interviews with ?uestlove, Black Thought, and Rakim Allah.

Props to MTV.com for the news brief. Also, if you missed it, click here to check out our back in the day mix that centers on the late 80’s/early 90’s

?uestlove has long been one of the more fascinating personalities in hip-hop but has he always been like that?

Check out how he was when he was 17 from the latest episode of MTV’s When I was 17.

KiD CuDi seems a lot happier when he's perfoming. Maybe Mr. Rager is just for the studio. Check out his performance of REVOFEV on the Conan O'Brien Show.

It’s pretty dope that he’s wearing a Prince shirt too.Speaking of Prince, in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, ?uestlove lists his top 10 favorite Prince songs of all