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May 13

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We’ve been listening to the new Roots album which is streaming today on Pitchfork

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Feb 17

The Legendary: A Film About The Roots from Cam Be on Vimeo.

Filmmakers Cam Be and Jeff Baraka uncover their brand new mini-film that was shot with the Legendary Roots Crew. Most of the in-depth footage was captured during their live shows and backstage. Below is Cam’s own description of the film:

“During the latter part of 2010 Jeff Baraka and I had the opportunity to cover a number of concerts on the Hennessey Artistry Tour with the Legendary Roots Crew.

I have always been a huge fan of the music created by the best band to ever grace the Hip-Hop genre. In this film I wanted to not only highlight the versatility of a group that has played with most everyone in the industry. But also capture candid moments of real human beings just trying to share the gifts they have been given to the best of their abilities.

In addition to the Hennessey Tour, we got an chance to sit down with drummer ?uestlove at the House of Blues in Chicago as the Roots gave the audience a glimpse of why they are considered by many the hardest working band in show biz. All and all the Roots have proven time again that they are indeed Legendary.”

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Oct 19

New video from Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin featuring Black Thought & Questlove from The Roots.  BT & ?love had just come from djing a party at the Hennessy mansion in Cognac, France, and on their way back to Paris, they slept while their manager, Richard Nichols, offered some of his ideas about  Black Music and the nature of man.  Music by Frankly with Rupert Clervaux on drums (weird that they didn’t use Questlove, no?)

via Nowness

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Jul 01

Out of the many re-mixes, mixes and covers that are now surfacing around the internet, this track has stuck out the most. Download it and take a listen while it’s still available:

Erykah Badu (feat The Roots) – “I Wanna Be Where You Are” cover by the late and great Mike J
http://www.zshare.net/audio/620752810f163b4b/

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Jun 10

If you missed it last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Mos Def was the life performance act of the night backed by The Roots. New album “The Ecstatic” out now!

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