Video: The Roots Announce Retirement

From touring that is.

Last night in Chicago The Roots announced that they will be retiring from touring EFFECTIVE March 2009. The move is being made to accommodate their new Night Gig as the house band for Jimmy Fallon when he replaces Conan O’Brien as the host of Late Night in March of 2009. Conan will be moved to the Tonight Show.

On the one hand this sucks because, despite The Roots status as the touringest group in Hip-Hop history, and despite the numerous live shows I’ve attended, I have never seen a proper live Roots performance. How is that possible? I don’t know, but I need to make sure I hit one up before March. I know it’s a temporary retirement, but if Fallon’s ratings are good, it could be a while.

On the other hand, this is a great look for them and much deserved.

Video spotted via Straight Bangin

UPDATE:
According to this post on OKP, it’s not as dire as it sounds.


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72 Responses to “Video: The Roots Announce Retirement”

  1. landLORD Says:

    speaking as a rehabilitated thief … stealing another person’s food is the sleasiest form of thievery …

  2. G-Harp the Producer Says:

    that Jax died thing under Nah Right Lite is just sad,
    the man deserves a full post, especially because he died on stage, doing what he loved.

    RIP

  3. d_block_4_life Says:

    Yooooooooo

    I’m I’m. Tossed righht now…….fuck all. Ya niggas (no)

    Nah ya my niggass

    1

  4. plug Says:

    speaking as a rehabilitated thief … stealing another person’s food is the sleasiest form of thievery …
    ———–
    I remember workin with this dude back in the day. we chillin in the breakroom and he eatin one of the most delicious sandmiches I ever seen . Im like “yo let me get a peice of ya sandwich.” He like “sure! go ahead! Its not mine. I dont know whos it is”

  5. sleep Says:

    Damm rihanna got a flat ass

  6. DIGITAL SCALES Says:

    Yeah

  7. yaboy Says:

    *in kanye voice*

    YOU LOSE…

  8. spirit equality Says:

    check out this ill remix of the song “Criminal” by The Roots by a producer in the DMV (DC/MD/VA):

    http://www.indabamusic.com/submissions/show/3732

    i think that joint sounds crazy! click the link above to check it and
    if you feel it like i do, give the young scrapper Ahkil some
    votes…he was 28 among all the entrants last i checked and needs to
    crack the top 25 to proceed to the next level, so your vote would
    really help! if i didn’t think it was banging, i wouldn’t even mention it but he’s dope and wild humble on top of that, so i’ma bang for him…

  9. prophecy_projectz Says:

    Was this really an offer they couldnt refuse?….I mean really? Back up band for Jimmy “Laughing at the cue cards during monologue’s” Fallon’s ass? A House band for a talk show that comes at like damn near 1am?

    Really Quest, I mean really?……

  10. woodstock on Says:

    1 day they will come back…like Iverson to the East

  11. woodstock on Says:

    oooh ya he’s back….but, GO RAPTORS!!! Onions baby…we miss Chuck!

  12. the watcherz Says:

    sleep Says:

    November 16th, 2008 at 3:14 am
    Damm rihanna got a flat ass

    ^^
    bony chicks get it too

  13. A tribe called quest Says:

    Cassie has the flattest ass in the “industry”

  14. Hillmatic04 Says:

    Sad to see this but their paper is gonna be continuous straight!!!! Big ups!!!

  15. Dick Shittman Says:

    I shall…

    ….proceed…

    and continue….

    to pray….

    …for a Black Thought solo album.

  16. Say what? The Roots to be Jimmy Fallon’s house band? « Gina Vivinetto’s Greatest Hits Says:

    […] 17, 2008 · No Comments Talk about things falling apart: in a recent interview ?uestlove, drummer and mastermind behindthe seminal and socially conscious hip hop group The Roots, says his band is retiring to be JIMMY FALLON‘S HOUSE BAND once Fallon takes over The Conan O’ Brien Show next year. […]

  17. Proper Talks » Blog Archive » The Roots: Please Don’t Go Says:

    […] Nah Right sparked internet frenzy this weekend when the blog site posted a no-longer-available video of The Roots drummer ?uestlove saying that the band will stop touring in March 2009 to take on another full time gig as the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, replacement for Conan O’Brien next year. […]

  18. The Roots To Stop Touring, Become Jimmy Fallon’s House Band On ‘Late Night’? - Buzz Music Videos Says:

    […] ?uest must’ve said something that someone found objectionable: That interview has been removed from YouTube and apparently everywhere else. […]

  19. The Roots To Stop Touring, Become Jimmy Fallon’s House Band On ‘Late Night’? | FuckTheSource.com | Hip-Hop 2.0 Says:

    […] ?uest must’ve said something that someone found objectionable: That interview has been removed from YouTube and apparently everywhere else. […]

  20. The Roots To Stop Touring, Become Jimmy Fallon’s House Band On ‘Late Night’? | the daily john Says:

    […] ?uest must’ve said something that someone found objectionable: That interview has been removed from YouTube and apparently everywhere else. […]

  21. The Roots and Jimmy Fallon | JumpTheTurnstyle Says:

    […] Nah Right is reporting that The Roots might sign on to be the house band on Jimmy Fallon’s new late-night talk show (he’s taking over for Conan in March). Since it’s not official yet, and since I don’t really care much about this, I’ll abstain from issuing one of my verbose tirades. But I will drop two observations that I find noteworthy: […]

  22. NubianLibrarian Says:

    This is terrible! I love the Roots and have been looking forward to seeing them here in sunny FL this year…damnit!

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