Contact Us
The Roots

The Roots

Columbia Records
Columbia Records
[

From the Fugees to 2Pac: 1996 Was the Year Hip-Hop Embraced R&B to Take Over Pop

20 years later, we take a look back at the year that hip-hop fully utilized r&b to dominate pop culture while retaining its cool.

Read More

A Tribe Called Quest
NBC
[

A Tribe Called Quest Reunites on ‘Tonight Show’, Performs ‘Can I Kick It’

Legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest reunited for the first time in 15 years for a special performance on the 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on Friday (Nov. 13).

Read More

Category: Videos Tags: ,
Erykah Badu The Weeknd A$AP Rocky
Dimitrios Kambouris / Jamie McCarthy / Neilson Barnard, Getty Images
[

The Roots Picnic 2015 Lineup Features Erykah Badu, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky

The beloved hip-hop band the Roots will headline the 8th Annual Roots Picnic alongside Erykah Badu (backed by the Illadelph band), the Weekend and A$AP Rocky. The annual event will take place on May 30 at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier.

Read More

Sam Smith The Roots Ariana Grande
YouTube
[

Usher, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, More Cover ‘We Are the Champions’ on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ [Video]

While we usually catch 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' during the week, the comedian and late-night host filmed a special edition of the show last night (Feb. 1). To make the event even more spectacular, he enlisted some of our favorite stars including Ariana Grande, Sam Smith and Usher to take part in a cover of Queen's 'We Are the Champions.'

Read More

The Roots
DGC / Geffen Records
[

Five Best Songs From The Roots’ ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’ LP

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Roots' landmark album, 'Do You Want More?!!!??!,' which was released on Jan. 17, 1995. We decided to dissect the five best tracks from this beloved recording. Give the drummer some.

Read More

Category: Articles Tags:
The Roots YG Run the Jewels
Amazon (3)
[

The Drop’s 10 Best Album Covers of 2014

From PRhyme's broken heads to FKA twigs' powerful portrait, R&B and hip-hop is covered. Check out The Boombox's Best Album Covers of 2014.

Read More

Questlove Biggie
YouTube / Facebook
[

Questlove Talks Beef Between The Roots and The Notorious B.I.G. [Video]

Believe it or not, the Notorious B.I.G. and The Roots had beef back in the days. Unfortunately, the Philadelphia group couldn't patch things up with the late rapper before his untimely death in March 1997. Drummer Questlove detailed his Biggie story during an episode of the Juan Epstein podcast.

Read More

Category: Videos Tags: ,
Questlove
Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images
[

Questlove Pens Heartfelt Tribute To Late Manager Richard Nichols

The Roots' Questlove pens heartfelt tribute to the group's longtime manager and svengali, Richard Nichols, who tragically passed away after battling leukemia.

Read More

Category: Articles Tags: ,
The Roots
Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images
[

The Roots’ Manager Richard Nichols Dies, Music Industry Reacts

The Roots' longtime manager Richard Nichols has died. Rappers and R&B singers send heartfelt condolences on Twitter.

Read More

The Roots
YouTube
[

The Roots Rap About Harry Potter on ‘Tonight Show’ [Video]

A good rapper can rap about anything. Black Thought of the Roots proves this on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.' The talented MC took on an unlikely hip-hop subject Wednesday night (June 18) -- spitting about boy wizard Harry Potter.

Read More

Category: Television, Videos Tags:

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://touch1410.production.townsquareblogs.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Never Miss the Latest News from 1410 AM The Touch.