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Funky Soul of Memphis: Booker T. Jones is Backnew

It’s a big story and only getting bigger. The spate of international touring Booker T has in his future will likely take him down some new roads, thoroughfares a kid from Memphis could have never dreamed he’d travel.
Chicago Newcity  |  Dave Cantor  |  06-25-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

John Legend & the Rootsnew

John Legend and The Roots will play at Jazz Fest in New Orleans, Sunday, May 1, at the Congo Square Stage.
Gambit  |  Alex Woodward  |  04-25-2011  |  Concerts

Check The Rhimenew

Q-Tip Talks Kanye West, the Roots, and the Reunion of A Tribe Called Quest.
Miami New Times  |  Stacey Russell  |  10-13-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Roots Discuss Hip-Hop's Second Jazz Agenew

Since forming in 1991, the Roots have broken from sample-reliant rap, writing original music and using live jazz-funk breakbeats instead.
SF Weekly  |  Eric K. Arnold  |  05-27-2009  |  Music

Halftime Report: Examining the Most Buzzed About Albums of the Yearnew

Taking stock of some of the top releases thus far (Al Green learns to Lay It Down), flops (Trina is not Still Da Baddest), and annoyances (Mariah Carey — nobody but Nick Cannon even cares anymore), here's a look at some of 2008's most talked-about albums.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Jonathan Cunningham  |  06-24-2008  |  Music

Roots Album Taps the Sound of Angernew

Incisive lyrics, assertive vocals, ear-grabbing hooks and pummeling beats are the hallmarks of Rising Down.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Alan Sculley  |  06-04-2008  |  Reviews

The Roots Still Fight the Fightnew

The state of "conscious" rap is in serious flux right now, which is why the Roots' aggressive, disorienting Rising Down feels timely and urgent.
SF Weekly  |  Ben Westhoff  |  05-23-2008  |  Reviews

The Roots Get Heavynew

Thematically, it's heavier than Jared Fogle before he realized how much money he could make crediting his weight loss to sandwiches.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  05-19-2008  |  Reviews

The New Roots Album has Some Feeling Nostalgicnew

I didn't get hardcore Rootsy until '99 when they dropped their commercial breakthrough Things Fall Apart, which people were touting as the last great hip-hop album of the 20th century. (Looking back, it kinda was.)
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Craig D. Lindsey  |  04-28-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Roots' Unmarketable Masterpiecenew

Def Jam takes a gamble on Game Theory.
Shepherd Express  |  Evan Rytlewski  |  03-19-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Blood at the Rootsnew

A new label and newfound rage bear strange fruit for hip-hop's everymen.
The Village Voice  |  Will Dukes  |  09-06-2006  |  Reviews

Game Onnew

The Roots have made their best record ever -- but will anyone hear it?
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Neil Gladstone  |  08-22-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Tipping Ever So Slightly to the Centernew

Even though Tipping is weaker that The Roots' last album, Phrenology, it still smacks the pants off most commercial-rap-radio fare.
Illinois Times  |  René Spencer Saller  |  08-05-2004  |  Reviews

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