The Roots

Feb
17
Young Jeezy and Ne-Yo Perform ‘Leave You Alone’ on ‘Fallon’

Young Jeezy and Ne-Yo

Young Jeezy connected with Ne-Yo on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to perform his new single “Leave You Alone.” Backed by The Roots, a fur-clad Jizzle and the R&B gentleman seized the stage with the smooth TM:103 cut. The labelmates recently shot a video for the song.

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Feb
3
Nas Performs ‘Nasty’ with The Roots on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ [Video]

Nas

Nas kicked off Super Bowl weekend with an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Repping his home team the New York Giants, the hip-hop icon teamed up with The Roots to perform “Nasty” on Thursday night’s show, which was broadcast from Indianapolis’ Hilbert Circle Theater. He later headlined a concert with the band at EA Sports’ Madden Bowl kickoff party at the Bud Light Hotel.

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Jan
31
J. Cole Rocks with The Roots on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ [Video]

Jimmy Fallon and J. Cole

With the Grammys less than two weeks away, Best New Artist nominee J. Cole hit up “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday. Sporting a Black Apple denim/leather jacket and backwards fitted cap, the Roc Nation star joined The Roots to perform “Can’t Get Enough,” the second single off his debut Cole World: The Sideline Story. Next up, Cole will shoot a video with Missy Elliott for “Nobody’s Perfect.”

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Jan
19
Wale and Miguel Blow Up ‘Late Night’ with ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’ [Video]

Miguel and Wale

Wale delivered an explosive set on Wednesday’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” With some help from The Roots and a suspenders-sporting Miguel, the bespectacled MC performed his Ambition single “Lotus Flower Bomb.”

Wale’s year is already off to a busy start. He has been in the studio with Teyana Taylor (“Make Your Move”) and most recently recorded with Monica for her upcoming album New Life, due March 6. Look out for the Chris Brown-directed video for “Slight Work” featuring Big Sean.

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Nov
23
B.o.B Sees ‘Strange Clouds’ on ‘Late Night’ [Video]

B.o.B

B.o.B stormed the stage on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to perform his hit “Strange Clouds” for the first time on television. Backed by The Roots and two singers/dancers, a shades-sporting Bobby Ray bounced around the set while spitting over the Dr. Luke-produced single, which will appear on his sophomore album of the same name. Watch him light up late night.

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Nov
4
Video: The Roots f/ Big K.R.I.T. – ‘Make My’

The Roots

The Roots paints a violent picture with the first of four videos for the Big K.R.I.T.-assisted “Make My,” the lead single off the band’s conceptual album undun (Dec. 6). The black-and-white clip, which takes place in 1999, shows the demise of the story’s main character, Redford Stephens.

undun is the story of this kid who becomes criminal, but he wasn’t born criminal,” explained Roots drummer ?uestlove. “He’s not the nouveau exotic primitive bug-eyed gunrunner like Tupac’s character Bishop in Juice… he’s actually thoughtful and is neither victim nor hero. Just some kid who begins to order his world in a way that makes the most sense to him at a given moment… At the end of the day… isn’t that what we all do?”

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Oct
27
New Music: The Roots – ‘To Life, Love & Loot (Remix)’

?uestlove

The Roots put a new spin on Captain Morgan‘s theme song “To Life, Love & Loot” for the rum brand’s lastest TV campaign. ?uestlove, Black Thought, and the rest of the band rock out on the Lenny Kravitz-esque remix. Look out for their conceptual album undun on December 6.

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