On ‘Rising Down’, The Roots delivered a call-to-arms, with Black Thought leading the charge and bringing some friends along for back-up.
Reflecting and commenting on the world around them, the most gifted and charismatic MCs have taken the politics of hip-hop into the mainstream.
‘Expansion Team’ was Dilated Peoples’ most commercially successful album, beloved by fans with a fondness for hip-hop’s Golden Age.
Robertson was accompanied by house band the Roots in his first network TV performance for eight years.
The three-disc 20th anniversary edition of The Roots’ classic comes with 10 bonus tracks.
Truly iconic album covers don’t just define an album, they define an era, a generation and, in some cases, an entire musical genre.
The Roots’ iconic discography will be honoured with a series of reissues of their classic albums including ‘Things Fall Apart’, ‘Do You Want More ?!!??!’ and ‘Illadelph Halflife’.
‘The Tipping Point’ is populated by hip-hop’s forgotten heroes, and catches The Roots still finding their place in the pop culture pantheon.
The much-acclaimed album was named after Malcolm Gladwell’s 2000 pop-sociology classic in which he explored how minor movements and behaviors can proliferate.
The Queen of Pop also indulged Fallon in a cha-cha lesson, inviting the entire studio audience to have a dance with her.
In the clip, Nick Jonas takes on vocal lead as Fallon snaps on a Casio keyboard and taps out the beat on a wood block.
They performed the band's 1971 rock classic 'Won't Get Fooled Again' as never before, on classroom instruments with house band the Roots.
Anyone wondering how to navigate hip-hop’s five decades needs some signposts to help point the way. uDiscover presents the history of hip-hop in 20 Songs.
Dropped during the peak of coastal beef in hip-hop, Questlove breaks down the perfect storm that produced The Roots’ breakout album, ‘Things Fall Apart’.
The Roots are also, famously, 'The Tonight Show's' house band as well as much-revered hip-hop pioneers.
Through sampling, hip-hop has the power to bring old music to new years, helping music to evolve while paying respects to the artists that came before.