Posted in hiphop | music | pictures | tour dates on August 4, 2009

photos by Bao Nguyen

The Roots @ Webster Hall - 7/30/09
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"Hennessy announces the fourth annual edition of the acclaimed Hennessy Artistry series, curated and headlined by hip-hop impresario Common, with The Roots also appearing as the house band.

Hosted exclusively by Hennessy, each show will feature a unique blend of performers and collaborators ranging from up-and-coming talent to cameos by iconic special guests.

Says Common: "Hennessy is the master of blending, and Artistry, is all about artistic blends of music genre, culture and style. The lineup is coming together nicely. The Roots and I are really collaborating to create a musical blend of talent that will do Artistry justice. We are planning some surprises as well, it should be quite an experience and I am thrilled to be a part of it.""

Four Hennessey dates have been announced, one of which will take place at Terminal 5 in NYC on October 7th. I'm not sure how you get tickets at the moment, but it will probably involve doing something at Hennessey's website.

You can also catch The Roots as house band each weeknight on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (which Arctic Monkeys play tonight - 8/4), and on a regular basis with special guests at the Highline Ballroom.

Last week (7/30) The Roots played a Diesel-sponsored show where they were joined on the Webster Hall stage by Lykke Li (who played All Points West on Sunday). All Hennessey dates, a Hennessey trailer, and the rest of the Roots pics from Webster Hall, below....

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The Roots & Common & guests - 2009 Hennessey Artistry Tour Dates
The Shrine, CHICAGO -- SEPTEMBER 12
The Velvet Room, ATLANTA -- SEPTEMBER 19
The Corinthian, HOUSTON - OCTOBER 3
"HALO" NEW YORK @ Terminal 5 -- OCTOBER 7

(LA show TBA)

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Comments (8)

uh, that first shot after the jump is actually the clipse, not the roots.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2009 11:54 AM

fixed, thanks!

Posted by brooklynvegan | August 4, 2009 12:31 PM

So, uh, anybody see Lykke Li's nipple over at lastnightsparty?

Posted by perv | August 4, 2009 1:18 PM

That nipple shot would be hot if she wasn't such a nasty talentless skank! I heard that the roots fans were like "w.t.f."? when she took the stage for her mini set!

Posted by Anon | August 4, 2009 1:36 PM

id hit it

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2009 2:11 PM

ilove the root and common im congolese i like come to chicago see the roots and common i like your song the next movememt step in to the relm rising 59 section respond react

Posted by fiston | September 15, 2009 9:27 AM

just found the sample for the roots - game theory. totally wicked. http://www.90bpm.net/users/monox/mp3/satfstonelofaf

Posted by billabong | November 10, 2009 5:56 AM

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