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Chrisette Michele cancels NJ to play for Trump (Questlove would pay her to NOT)

It appears that Roots collaborator Chrisette Michele has agreed to play "The Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" in DC. Questlove said: "I'd pay Chrisette to NOT perform."

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Riz Ahmed (aka The Night Of’s Naz) raps (like he does with Heems) about Star Wars (which he’s also in)

Riz had to come up with a freestyle that incorporated "Yoda," "Darth Vader" and "Lando Calrissian."

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members of The Roots, Hop Along, GvsB, Born Ruffians, Shearwater & more participating in Brooklyn Rock Lottery 7

This year proceeds go to Feel the Music, The Trevor Project, The ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

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Bad Brains’ HR subject of new biography and documentary

The book features interviews with HR and other Bad Brains members, plus members of Black Flag, Cro-Mags, Guns N' Roses, Deftones, The Roots, Ian MacKaye, and more.

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D'Angelo at Roots Picnic (photo via Shaun Rodriguez)
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Roots Picnic NYC happened with D’Angelo, David Byrne, Wu-Tang, Nile Rodgers, Alicia Keys & more

D'Angelo collaborated on stage with The Roots and John Mayer, Common and Alicia Keys made special appearances, Dave Chappelle called Donald Trump "White Malcom X" and more.

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Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Aziz Ansari & John Mayer played Comedy Cellar after Roots Picnic!

wow,

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Roots Picnic NYC is this weekend, set times revealed

Saturday is the day The Roots headline with a collaborative set with D'Angelo and John Mayer. On Sunday they headline with a collaborative set with David Byrne, Nile Rodgers, and Wu-Tang Clan.

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Seth Herzog celebrating SWEET 12th anniversary w/ Vanessa Bayer, members of The Roots & more

Seth is also guest-hosting 'Night Train' at Littlefield this week.

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Kevin Gates at Jones Beach last week (more by Greg Cristman)
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Kevin Gates touring, playing Roots Picnic afterparty in NYC (dates)

Kevin Gates is on tour now with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, and he's got more dates after that...

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NYC hiphop round-up: Cousin Stizz, Joey Fatts, Lil Bibby, Lucki, Freeway & more

As always, NYC has a good amount of upcoming local hip hop shows and tours passing through. Here’s a rundown of some of the cool stuff coming up…

Boston MC Cousin Stizz came into the spotlight after his promising 2015 mixtape Suffolk County...

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