Tagged: the roots

watch: the roots – never (feat. a-trak)

the roots are jimmy’s house band every night, so bet your ass they got prime time selection for a late night spot on the day their newest album dropped to perform “never.” they brought along a-trak and the metropolis ensemble for an incredible performance.

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listen: the roots – …and then you shoot your cousin (full album stream)

the roots are here with their ELEVENTH studio album. pitchfork will be streaming the album until may 18th, the day before …and then you shoot your cousin drops. so hop on over and enjoy.

stream:

the roots – …and then you shoot your cousin (full album stream)

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watch: the roots – when the people cheer (lyric video)

for the lyric video to the roots’ first single, they enlisted director joe baughman to handle animations duties to make this thing pop. their album, …and then you shoot your cousin, is out this summer.

and does this video remind anyone of kenna’s “hell bent”? or is it just me?

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listen: the roots – tomorrow (feat. raheem devaughn)

the roots are…en route (sorry) to their 11th studio album, …and then you shoot your cousin. here we have the album’s first taste, the blues-tinged “tomorrow,” feat. raheem devaughn. check the tracklist below, and pick up the LP come may 20th.

tracklisting:

1. Theme From the Middle of the Night
2. Never
3. When the People Cheer
4. The Devil
5. Black Rock
6. Understand
7. Dies Irae
8. The Coming
9. The Dark (Trinity)
10. The Unraveling
11. Tomorrow (feat. Raheem Devaughn)
12. Nothing

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listen: the roots – when the people cheer + new album announcement

the legendary roots crew and album #11 are now in full force. they plan on dropping and then you shoot your cousin sometime this summer – and they’re giving us a taste ahead of time with the piano driven “when the people cheer.” bring it on.

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watch: jimmy fallon & justin timberlake – the history of rap 5

what’s the best way to cap off the week, fallon? oh, gotcha. the fifth installment of ‘the history of rap.’ these two make such a great team, huh? throw in the roots – and it’s very unfair.

JT stuck around the whole episode too, was plenty great.

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watch: bon iver & the roots – holocene

last week, justin vernon/bon iver stopped by the fallon studios to perform “woods,” from the tried and true blood bank. now, as a web exclusive, fallon and co. have posted one of everyone’s favorites, “holocene.” and yeesh, the roots are pretty great aren’t they?

if you missed it, watch his version of “woods” here.

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watch: big sean – first chain [live on kimmel; feat. kid cudi and the roots]

hall of fame was a bit of a let down, but “first chain” most certainly wasn’t. and while nas isn’t in the cut, cudi and sean carry the song plenty far, having a shit ton of fun in the process.

below, listen to key-wane’s “more mula” remix. pretty dope.

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watch: kanye west & the roots – bound 2 [feat. charlie wilson; live on fallon]

kanye west made a special drop-in at the house of fallon last night, to exclusively give him a live premiere of the yeezus standout, “bound 2.” the only true ‘vintage kanye’ on all of yeezus, why not go where the best house band’s at, put uncle charlie wilson on stage and diss ray j (“brandy’s lil sister lame and he know it now”) for a late night crowd, right?

also, does anyone remember when kanye was one of hollywood’s most snappy dressers? the fuck is homie wearing these days?

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