Ariana Grande and The Roots performed Natural Woman in a powerful tribute to Aretha Franklin during The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Variety reports that Grande had to be convinced to sing the song by Questlove, because she was worried she was “too emotional” to pull it off. She ended up leaving the stage in tears […]

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Concert for Peace and Justice with a lineup that includes Usher, Common, The Roots and Kirk Franklin has been announced for the grand opening of a memorial in Alabama to victims of lynching. WSFA-TV reports that the Equal Justice Initiative announced the lineup for the April 27 concert celebrating the […]

The Roots, the famous band that plays on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, is being sued by former band member Frank “Knuckles” Walker. Walker, who joined the group in 2002, was let go back in May, even though the group has still been using his picture. According to the NY Daily, the lawsuit says that Walker asked […]

08/3/17- Sherri said she needs a new wig because it was too hot in Dallas last week! Her wigs kept sliding off her head. Sybil talks about Sherri’s show last week in Dallas and how awesome it was. Tom has enjoyed himself at the Dave Chapelle show this week in New York. The Roots, Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, […]


The R&B songstress sang a jazzy version of "What About Us".


NEW YORK (AP) — The Roots will perform an original NBA-themed musical featuring former “Hamilton” actor Daveed Diggs, DJ Jazzy Jeff, actor Michael B. Jordan, musician Jidenna and rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. The NBA announced on Thursday that the musical titled “The Evolution of Greatness” is a “historical, […]


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Roots drummer Questlove is starting a new three-hour weekly show on the streaming music service Pandora that will feature music, interviews and conversations from the Grammy-winning musician. Pandora announced the partnership on Wednesday and said “Questlove Supreme” will debut Sept. 7 on his new Pandora station. Guests include comedian Maya Rudolph, […]

BET held back not a single ounce of shade following Billboard Music Awards’ Prince tribute. Playing off what seemed to be mass disappointment, the TV network shared a teaser for their upcoming award show with the message, “Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We got you.” In case you missed it: And it seems they came through […]

A few weeks after the Billboard Music Awards’ tribute to Prince, BET has proven that their tribute to the the Purple One will indeed be what fans have been clamoring for since news broke that the icon died of an overdose in April.   Along with Janelle Monae, D’Angelo, The Roots and Sheila E., the network promises […]

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Willow Smith was on stage at the 9th annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia over the weekend when she brought out a surprise guest, her dad. Will Smith, along with DJ Jazzy Jeff, took the stage to perform their 1991 summer anthem “Summertime” with Willow, who was born nine years after the song came out. Like […]


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former bassist for The Roots is suing members of the band and a manager, claiming he’s owed money from a deal hatched before his cancer diagnosis forced him to quit. Leonard “Hub” Hubbard performed with the band from 1992 to 2007, when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. That was two […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey, Questlove from the Roots, the cast of “Sesame Street,” Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will be among the stars celebrating at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Cirque du Soleil, Trey Songz, Prince Royce, Jordin Sparks, Shawn Mendes and Jennifer Nettles will also participate in the 89th […]