Archive for the 'The roots' Category


Video! Wale ft. The Roots On Jimmy Fallon

Here’s Wale’s performance from Jimmy Fallon’s show last night. I’m glad to see he used The Roots to the fullest, even letting Black Thought hop in with a verse. Credit to Yardie.


New! The Roots – "How I Got Over"

The Roots performed this cut live on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show not too long ago. Off of their LP which is also titled *How I Got Over*, which drops Sept 29th.

The Roots – “How I Got Over”


Michael Jackson Tributes!

Now I initially wasn’t going to do this, but I just stumbled upon 4 MJ tributes that I really feel are worth sharing. Two from The Roots + Erykah Badu, one from Don Diablo & the other from Telemitry; and all are most certainly dope!
Michael broke boundaries!!!
Because of him, me and a white racist KKK member have something in common; we both know a MJ record! (And that’s a true story!) No matter where you are, if you’re playing some of his music (Damn near ANY song), other ppl will recognize, sing along & even bust out a spin move & kick!
Great singer/musician/performer all that! F*ck his personal life! (You ignorant f*ck in the shoutbox!) Let me stop tho, check out the tributes!

The Roots & Erykah Badu – “I Wanna Be Where You Are”

The Roots & Erykah Badu – “Billie Jean”

Don Diablo – “Song For MJ” (Remember The Time Remix)

Telemitry – “Smooth Criminal” (Remix)

UPDATE: Also check out this blog written by Phonte: My Hero Ain’t Molest Them B!tcha$$ Kids!


Don Diablo vs. The Roots – The Seed 3.0

Got something for you. Don’t ask questions. I have no idea. Saw this posted at a blog that was not in English, so I have no idea about the background. And I can’t listen to it at the moment, so I can’t describe it. But it’s Don fucking Diablo. And it’s the Roots. And it’s the Seed 3.0. So I can pretty safely assume that this remix will be the shit.

I’m thinking “The Seed 2.0” with more bass, more drums, more build up, and a larger surface area. Let me know.

Don Diablo vs. The Roots – The Seed 3.0 |


Video! Paul Simon + The Roots + Antibalas – "Late In The Evening" On Fallon

I know, I know. *Puts on a mocking, whiny voice* “Confusion, there are too many videos! We want mp3s!” Shhh. Just watch this. Paul Simon backed by The Roots and Antibalas on the horns for a great take on “Late In The Evening”. It’s one of those moments in music that you didn’t expect, but when it happens, it feels right.


Video! Ludacris and The Roots Perform on Jimmy Fallon

Ludacris performs “Last of a Dying Breed” and “I Do It For Hip-Hop” with some help from The Roots.


Jimmy Fallon Introduces his house band: The Roots! (Video)

Still can’t believe it.