The Roots

Albums with famous backing bands

10 Great Albums Featuring Famous Backing Bands

When the headliners become the support band.

Joy to the Polls election playlists

Hear Election Day playlists from Jason Isbell, Questlove, Spoon and more

It’s Election Day, which means we could all probably use some combination of motivation and…

R.I.P. Malik B, emcee and founding member of The Roots

The Philadelphia emcee has died at 47.

The Roots Things Fall Apart vinyl reissue

The Roots’ Things Fall Apart kicks off vinyl reissue series

3xLP edition to feature bonus tracks, new photos and commentary.

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Musical curiosities, hardware, reissues and more for the listener in your life.

The Roots Picnic 2017

The Roots announce 2018 holiday tour

The Philly hip-hop legends bring cheer to the East Coast.

Smokin' Grooves 2018

Erykah Badu, The Roots, Miguel to headline first Smokin’ Grooves in 16 years

Pioneering hip-hop/R&B festival returns for first time since 2002.

The Roots Picnic 2018

The Roots Picnic 2018 lineup announced

Dirty Projectors, Lil Uzi Vert, Brandy and more.

The 30 Best Bands of the Past 30 Years

We surveyed music since 1988 to determine the best groups in the game.

The Roots announce holiday tour

Brief East Coast tour happening after Christmas.

Bumbershoot 2017 lineup

Bumbershoot announces 2017 lineup

Lorde, Flume, Weezer, Solange and HAIM performing.

The Roots Picnic 2017

Lil Wayne, Solange to play The Roots Picnic 2017

Plus 21 Savage, Kimbra, and a special set by The Roots with Pharrell.

10 Essential 21st Century Concept Albums

10 recent albums with consistent, compelling narrative threads.

10 Essential Rap-Rock Hybrids

The mixture of rap and rock music is one with more than its share of…

The Roots Picnic expands into New York City

The Roots have just announced the inaugural edition of The Roots Picnic NYC. The Picnic…

Questlove Prince

Questlove shows Finding Nemo at Prince tribute set

Last night at Brooklyn Bowl, during his weekly residency, The Roots’ Questlove paid tribute to…