Video: Blu Interview w/ Hardknock.tv

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Blu gives a lengthy interview to Hardknock.TV (this is part 2), followed by a short freestyle. Blu also discusses how he got on two songs on The Roots’ How I Got Over album and almost signing to Death Row.

Previously: Blu Interview w/ GoWhereHipHop (Video)

Video: The Roots – Dear God 2.0

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Directed by Jason Goldwatch.

The Roots’ How I Got Over drops tomorrow. Pick it up or stream it here.

The Roots feat. John Legend – The Fire

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

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It looks like The Roots are leaking back-to-back  John Legend records from the album, possibly to give people a preview of what’s to come from both parties. This one was performed at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics back in March. Rik Cordero will be directing the video.

The Roots feat. John Legend – The Fire | Mediafire

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Props to OKP, who also has the final track listing for How I Got Over, which will be in stores on June 22nd.

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Video: The Roots Interview w/ AHH

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

?uestlove and Black Thought tell AHH about The Roots picnic and not being able to get Run DMC to reunite for it.

After the jump, they talk about still making music at the age of 40 and the symbolism behind the album cover.

Previously: The Roots – Dear God 2.0 | ?uestlove & Black Thought Interview w/ SlangRap (Video)

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The Roots in Rolling Stone Magazine

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

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The Roots’ How I Got Over is scheduled to drop on June 8th.

Previously: Suzanne Vega x The Roots – Tom’s Diner (Video) | ?uestlove Toasts Giles Peterson (Video)

Video: The Roots Perform at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

The Roots made an appearance in Vancity, BC for the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics but NBC decided not to broadcast “Jimmy Fallon and his house band” on US airwaves. I don’t know if it even played here seeing as I managed to completely avoid watching so much as a second of the Olympics. Applaud me.

Behind the scenes footage of the performance available here. According to OKP, they took the opportunity to perform a new song, in that second clip, called “The Fire” that’s slated to appear on How I Got Over, but they won’t let you the video from outside of the U.S. The irony.

Video: The Roots – How I Got Over (Behind The Scenes)

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Says OKP:

You’ve already seen The Roots latest video “How I Got Over,” and come up with your own interpretations of the visuals. Now go behind the scenes with Black Thought, ?uestlove, Dice Raw, and BBGUN, live from Bushwick Brooklyn where the vid was shot. Watch as they bring the video to life and give us commentary on the elements you see in the final product. How I Got Over album is currently slated for a February 2010 release.

The Roots – How I Got Over

Monday, July 20th, 2009

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Here’s the first single/title track from The Roots’ upcoming How I Got Over which drops September 29th on Def Jam.

The Roots – How I Got Over

World premiered over at Okayplayer. Props to dan.

Previously: The Roots – How I Got Over (Live on Jimmy Fallon) (Video)