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The Roots’s Annual Pre-Grammy Jam Went Down With John Legend, Kehlani, Nelly, Jeremih & More

VIBE caught the first night of The Roots annual Pre-Grammy Jam.

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The Roots’ Ex-Bassest Is Suing Questlove And Black Thought

Former bassist, Leonard "Hub" Hubbard claims Roots' members paid themselves higher salaries.

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Adele’s Classroom Instrument Version Of “Hello” Is A Close Second To The Original

See Adele perform a special version of "Hello" with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.

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Interview: The Roots Discuss Martell Collaboration, ‘The Vanguard Series’

The Roots and Martell are still tastemakers.

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Interview: The Roots’ Black Thought On Being A “Rap Athlete” & Lipton’s Be More Tea Festival

  A one-on-one with one of The Roots' most thoughtful member.

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Ed Sheeran And The Roots’ Acoustic ‘Trap Queen’ Cover Is Everything

Sheeran definitely caught the Fetty Wap bug.

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Throwback Jams: Sounds Of Protest

A #TBT playlist of protest anthems that demanded change

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Throwback Jams: Fire Collaborations

Celebrate #TBT with this old-school playlist of some of the most fire collaborations of the '90s and 2000s.

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G-Unit Performs ‘I’m Grown’ On ‘The Tonight Show’ With Jimmy Fallon

G-Unit performs their newest hit 'I'm Grown' from their latest EP, The Beast is G-Unit on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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Video Premiere of Maimouna Youssef ‘Stay’

"Stay" is the newest video from Grammy-nominated soul singer/emcee Maimouna Youssef from her latest mixtape The ReIntroduction of MuMu Fresh. Directed by Brian "B…

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’94 Week: Questlove Remembers The Roots’ Self-Exile Of 1994

As VIBE continues celebrating one of the most pivotal and influential years in modern black music, 1994, we chopped it up with afro-picked drummer Questlove…

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Cop Killers: 13 Rap Lyrics About Police Murdering Civilians

Police brutality is nothing new. The tally of victims reads like a roll call: Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo, Oscar Grant. The list is…

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NEXT Artist: Maimouna Youssef

Baltimore native Maimouna Youssef is no rookie when it comes to music. The starlet has been singing songs, writing lyrics and spitting rhymes…

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Questlove Pens Tribute To Late Roots Manager

Questlove let his pen flow in a heartfelt tribute to The Roots' late manager and longtime collaborator, Richard Nichols. After Nichols passed away from leukemia…

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The Roots’ Manager Richard Nichols Passes Away

It's a sad time for legendary hip hop group, The Roots. Unfortunately, the band's longtime manager Richard Nichols passed away after a long fight with…
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