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Roots Picnic 2018 lineup (Chappelle, Dirty Projectors, Dipset, Brandy, Rapsody, more)

The truly stacked lineup also includes 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, dvsn, Black Thought & J Period with Fabolous & Jadakiss, Goldlink, BadBadNotGood, Jojo Abot, Sun Ra Arkestra, and more.

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The Roots Jam Sessions at Gramercy Theatre
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The Roots Jam Sessions included Miley, RTJ, Dave Chappelle & MUCH more (videos, night 2 pics)

Run the Jewels, Gary Clark Jr, Portugal. The Man, Chuck D, Big K.R.I.T., Chronixx, Miley Cyrus, Kimbra, Jill Scott, Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli, Common, Remy Ma, 6LACK, DRAM, Action Bronson, Freeway, Rapsody, Roxanne Shante, and Jimmy Jam were among the guests at The Roots' pre-Grammys Jam Sessions at Gramercy Theatre.

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Bon Iver, Jeff Tweedy, Margo Price & more celebrated NPR Music’s 10th anniversary (pics, videos)

Robert Glasper, Kronos Quartet, Bilal, Black Thought, Tank and the Bangas and even more showed up to the event, which had an entirely surprise lineup.

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The Roots playing shows around the holidays

Meanwhile, Black Thought just wrapped up Season 1 of HBO's The Deuce and helped design a pair of sneakers sold at Barneys.

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Phoebe Bridgers (photo by Frank Ockenfels)
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Five Notable Releases of the Week (9/22)

This week's Notable Releases include Phoebe Bridgers' must-hear debut album, Rapsody's long-awaited sophomore album, Chelsea Wolfe's latest triumph, and more.

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Rapsody releasing new album next week ft. Kendrick, Anderson Paak & more

The album is called 'Laila's Wisdom' and you can hear lead single "You Should Know" (ft. Busta Rhymes) now.

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T.I. and The Roots soundchecking (photo via T.I. Instagram)
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T.I. & Doug E Fresh joined Chappelle, Big Boi, Usher & The Roots at Radio City night 3

The third night of Dave Chappelle's 16-show Radio City run was last night (8/3), with the absolutely stacked bill of The Roots, Usher and Big Boi joining him. Like at night one and night two, there were surprise unannounced guests too...

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The Roots Picnic Philly: 2017 lineup and tickets

This year's lineup is headlined by Pharrell & The Roots, with Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra, Michael Kiwanuka, Thundercat, Noname, and a "live mixtape" from Black Thought & J.Period with Fat Joe, Mobb Deep, and Scott Storch.

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Stevie Wonder, Black Thought, Daveed Diggs & Vic Mensa all made election-related late-night appearances

A handful of musicians played late-night TV last night and used the opportunity to discuss the election...

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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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