Posts Tagged: the roots

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Franklin James Fisher’s “Rhoda”

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I have to work to get the sounds, but then the magic kicks in. ...more

Roots Jam Session Highlights

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This year’s Roots Jam Sessions featured a massive list of artists alongside the Roots crew: Gary Clark Jr., Tori Kelly, Bilal, Tinashe, Jeremih, Andra Day, John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, Lianne La Havas, Leon Bridges, Alessia Cara, J Angel, Kehlani, Bibi Bourelly, Nelly, George Clinton, Lil Dicky, Yuna, Freddie Gibbs, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jazmine Sullivan, and Tish Hyman.

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Twenty-five Years for A Tribe Called Quest

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To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of their debut with the LP People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, A Tribe Called Quest appeared on The Tonight Show with The Roots as their backing band. Watch the video and see some amazing backstage shots from the night via okayplayer.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #60: On Mentorship

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In an empirically-preoccupied world, mentorship appears to be unscientific, impossible to quantify, and perhaps even sentimental. ...more