Celebrity News

Who would have beef with The Roots? The Roots are being sued by an ex-drummer for royalties and “false advertising.” The drummer, Frank “Knuckles” Walker, was with the band from 2002 and was let go this May. Since then, TMZ reports that Walker accuses the band still promoting gigs using his image as if he […]

Arts & Entertainment

As South by Southwest (SXSW) came to an end this weekend, The Roots came down to Austin, TX to shut down the festival. The crew had a show on Saturday (March 18) and surprised the audience by bringing out Brandy, Jidenna, Red Man, Method Man, and Frenship to the intimate stage. According to Hello Beautiful, Brandy […]

BET delivered on their promise to rightly honor the Purple One

All eyes will be fixed on the BET Awards later this month where an epic tribute to Prince is planned. Fans will be treated to a performance by D’Angelo, The Roots, Janelle Monae, and collaborator and long-time friend to The Purple One, drummer Sheila E. In a press release, the network said that “star-studded moments, […]

Black Music Month

What happens when one of the greatest party anthems of all time meets Superbowl frenzy?  Montell Jordan singing his classic “This is How We Do…

Members of the house band for NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and the official Music Curators for the City of Philadelphia, The Roots, have…

News & Gossip

The Roots, Talib Kweli, the Blind Boys of Alabama and more will pay tribute to the songs of Prince at a March 7th benefit show at Carnegie Hall in New York. The concert marks the ninth year that Michael Dorf, owner of City Winery, has pulled the benefit together to raise money for arts education […]

New Music

What can be said about The Roots that hasn’t already been said? Everyone knows they are the go to band for rappers wanting to experiment with live instrumentation. Need we remind you of their performances with Jay-Z for his Unplugged show in 2001 and his Fade to Black concert film? The Philadelphia bred hip-hop musicians […]

It's All Black Music

The Roots will kick off Philadelphia’s annual celebration of Black Music Month with their fourth-annual Roots Picnic on June 4th. The event will take place at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia, PA.  Black Thought, lead MC of The Roots spoke to TheUrbandaily.com about one of the Summers best shows.  […]


Bob Marley passed on May 11,  1981.  Throughout the week many remember the music great through song. The  Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show celebrated all week long with tributes from some of today’s music superstars.  Watch The Roots Crew as they cover Bob Marley’s “Them Belly Full”.

Way Black When

In the 1980s, musicians only scratched the surface of what could be done with the music video. Michael Jackson set the standard and in the 1990s, everyone raced to match or surpass him.

News & Gossip

John Legend & The Roots dug in the crates to find a selection of classic and obscure sides from the ’60s and ’70s for their collaborative album of cover songs, Wake Up.