The Roots

Essence Fest 2022: The Roots, The Isley Brothers, and New Edition Showcased the Continued Power of Hip Hop

On the final night of the New Orleans-based outing, three of the most special live performers put on for the culture in a major way.
07/05/2022

Bell Biv Devoe, Khalid, Michelle Obama & More Champion Black Excellence at CNN’s ‘Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom’

The live broadcast also honored the life and continuing legacy of Opal Lee, the “Grandmother of Juneteenth.”
06/20/2022

Burna Boy, The Roots, Lucky Daye Announced to Perform at AfroPunk 2022

The festival is set to take place September 10th and 11th.
06/14/2022

Roots Picnic 2022: Durand Bernarr, J. Period, DJ Jazzy Jeff & More Celebrate the Culture in Philly

60,000-plus tickets were sold for the 15th annual festival of Black music on the eve of hip hop’s 50th anniversary.
06/06/2022

Mary J. Blige, Wizkid, Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin And More To Headline The Legendary Roots Picnic

“This year, the picnic is a love letter to Philly. Thank you for supporting us for 15 years,” the Grammy Award-winning group wrote on Twitter.
02/16/2022

Former Member Of The Roots Band Leonard 'Hub' Hubbard Dies at 62

The group’s bassist had a long battle with cancer.
12/16/2021

This Weekend: Here’s What to Watch, Read, Listen to & Experience

Your newest guide to everything a true content connoisseur should have.
12/03/2021

Malik B, An Original Member Of The Roots, Dies At 47: Report

Hip-hop pays tribute to the pioneer.
07/29/2020

Summer Walker, Meek Mill And DaBaby To Co-Headline 2020 Roots Picnic

The festival returns to Philadelphia on May 30.
02/12/2020

Black Thought’s Viral Freestyle Has Ignited The Ultimate Debate Among Hip-Hop Heads

The Roots' frontman has the Internet stir crazy.
12/18/2017

Bud Light Brings the Roots Back for Annual Jam Session at SXSW

The legendary group will be joined by surprise guests.
03/10/2017