The Roots just released a deluxe version of their 1995 album Do You Want More?!!!??! and there’s an unreleased gem that is sure to get your attention. On “In Your Dreams Kid (I’m Every MC)” Black Thought emulates Guru, Jungle Brothers, Q-Tip and others. Can you name them all?
One of the most consistent groups and easily the best live band in hip hop have returned with new music. Black Thought, Questlove and the crew are back at it with new music as The Roots drop “Feel It (You Got It).” No word on whether this is leading to a new album but it’s good to see them back in business.
There are a whole lot of people stuffed into a small space for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert as The Roots — with a full brass crew — and Bilal get funky for a 12-minute session.
Joell Ortiz and Busta Rhymes joined The Roots for a performance of “My Shot” off of The Hamilton mixtape on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
A mixtape for the Broadway play “Hamilton” will drop on November 2nd and we get a taste of what the project has to offer with The Roots, Busta Rhymes and Joell Ortiz on “My Shot.”
In celebration of the release of the “Time Is Illmatic” documentary, Nas hit “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” for a special performance of the classic “NY State Of Mind” with The Legendary Roots Crew providing the music. You’ll have to fast forward to the 8-minute mark to catch the performance.