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Listening To The Roots’ ‘You Got Me’ While Minneapolis Burned

Cell Vision correspondent Marcus K. Dowling reflects on the new meaning that The Roots’ 1999 single “You Got Me” has taken on for him in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. To… 

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Roots Picnic 2020 (Full Video)

Featuring performance by H.E.R., Lil Baby, Roddy Rich, SZA, Kirk Franklin, Snoh Aalegra, D-Nice, Polo G, G Herbo, Musiq Soulchild, Earthgang, and The Roots. With appearances by Michelle Obama,… 

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How The Roots’ ‘How I Got Over’ Became Their Crowning Achievement Of The New Millennium

After spending much of the ’90s establishing themselves as critical darlings, The Roots entered the new millennium from a different vantage point — emerging stars. The rap ensemble’s Q rating… 

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The Roots Teaming With Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote For Virtual Festival

The Roots are taking their Roots Picnic online this year, and they’re teaming up with former First Lady Michelle Obama to give the event an extra boost. The 13th annual Roots Picnic will go… 

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The Roots Founders Ink Universal TV First-Look Deal

The Roots founders Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter are expanding their relationship with NBC. The duo’s Two One Five Entertainment banner… 

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The Story of The Roots’ “You Got Me”: Why Jill Scott’s Version Reigns Supreme

The next installment of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s Instagram Live series Verzuz won’t be the first time that R&B icons Jill Scott and Erykah Badu have faced off. As the singers brush off… 

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Questlove and Black Thought on how quarantine unlocked their creativity

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots, along with their manager, Shawn Gee, can confirm that they fell into what two out of the three of them describe as a… 

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