The Roots

Jul
9
Frank Ocean Makes TV Debut on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ [Video]

Frank Ocean

With all the buzz surrounding his music and personal life, Frank Ocean made his television debut on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Monday night.

To celebrate the release of his Def Jam debut channel ORANGE, which dropped a week early on iTunes (stream it here), the acclaimed singer-songwriter was joined by The Roots and a string section as he performed “Bad Religion,” one of the cuts on the album that sparked rumors about his sexuality.

“It’s a it’s a bad religion/ To be in love with/ Someone who could never love you/ Only bad only bad religion/ Could have me feeling the way I do,” sings the Odd Future crooner, who will kick off his North American tour on July 13 in Seattle.

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Jul
5
Lauryn Hill Surprises at The Roots’ 4th of July Jam

Lauryn Hill

Before the actual fireworks went off, Lauryn Hill lit up the stage with a surprise set at The Roots’ 4th of July Jam in Philadelphia on Wednesday. The Fugees frontwoman, who recently plead guilty to tax evasion, worked up a sweat as she performed her hits including “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and “Ex-Factor” in a short white dress with red and python platform heels. Common, Queen Latifah, and Joe Jonas were also on the bill.

Watch Ms. Hill set off sparks with her spirited set.

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May
12
Big K.R.I.T. Performs ‘I Got This’ with The Roots on ‘Fallon’

Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T. brought his Southern charm to “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Friday night. The Mississippi MC joined The Roots while performing his single “I Got This” off his Def Jam debut Live From the Underground, due June 5. You can catch him live on his upcoming tour, which kicks off July 11 in Detroit.

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Apr
7
Future Makes ‘Magic’ with The Roots on ‘Late Night’

Future

Future worked his “Magic” with The Roots on Friday’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Decked out in his “superstar attire”—a gray suit, Yankees cap, and sneakers—the Atlanta rapper joined the world famous crew while performing the single off his debut album Pluto, due April 17. Voilà!

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Mar
1
John Legend Covers Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing in the Dark’ on ‘Fallon’

Jimmy Fallon and John Legend

John Legend visited “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to pay homage to Bruce Springsteen during the show’s week-long tribute to The Boss. Accompanied by The Roots, the R&B crooner took a seat at the piano and put a jazzy spin on Springsteen’s 1984 classic “Dancing in the Dark.” Watch his cover below.

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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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