Tag Archives: The Roots

Wake Up!

With the recent success of their collaboration on The Fire still fresh, The Roots and John Legend are about to unleash their latest collaborative effort, a socially conscious album entitled, Wake Up!, scheduled for release September 21. NPR has the exclusive first listen. According to the artists, “All the tracks feature an ‘underlying theme of awareness, engagement and […]

The Roots (feat. John Legend)

The Roots are back, taking a break from jamming nightly as Jimmy Fallon’s house band to distill their live instrumental jams into a album, “How I got Over”. Everything is here and as good as ever; indelible beats, impeccable instrumentation and inimitable rhymes. The new single “Fire” features R&b crooner John Legend and a post-apocalyptic […]

Black Star Redux

According to just about anyone’s estimations Jimmy Fallon has gotten off to a pretty slow start as a late night host, but that hasn’t stopped him from booking the freshest and most genuine musical talent in the post prime-time teleshphere. Take this clip for example, featuring Talib Kwali and Mos Def reliving their Black Star […]