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Questlove Remembers the Moment Kanye West Became the “New Leader” of Conscious Rap

By Andy James | 4 months ago
"In my mind, I was like, ‘now this youngster named Kanye West is going to take over the reigns.'"

Questlove Becoming Pandora Strategic Advisor is a Huge Win for Quality Hip-Hop

By Brent Bradley | 9 months ago
Could Questlove be the leg-up Pandora needs to compete, and a beacon for a credible representation of hip-hop?

The Roots Made $120K to Play Chicago Festival, Donnie Trumpet $15K

By Nathan S. | 10 months ago
$120K isn't too shabby for a day's work and gives Donnie and company something to shoot for.
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The Roots’ New Album Made Me A Better Music Fan

By Lucas G. | about 3 years ago
I promise this isn't a shameless plug, but did y'all check out Yoh's piece? With "Want Better Hip-Hop? Be a Better Fan" Yoh pointed the finger back at...

Five Fall Albums To Check Out

By Lucas G. | 3 years ago
As Thanksgiving nears, prepare to stuff yourself full of these fall albums.

The DJBooth Presents: Dedication to the Roots Festival

By richard | about 5 years ago
Booth faves Truck North, Black Alley and more to perform at Philadelphia's World Cafe!

Coverage: Platform-1 Presents Dare 2 Dream: The Roots Live [Exclusive]

By DJ Z | 6 years ago
All photos provided by Marc Perlish You can visit his portfolio here.Chicago, Ill. -- Last Saturday, our good friends at Platform-1 presented their...

Who Wants (More) Tickets to See The Roots Live in Chicago?

By Nathan S. | 6 years ago
When it comes to live shows, there's The Roots, and then there's everyone else. Fresh off the release of their acclaimed new album Wake Up, the...
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