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Smokin Grooves 2018
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Smokin Grooves announces 2018 lineup (Erykah Badu, Miguel, NxWorries, more)

The hip hop/R&B fest also includes Jhene Aiko, a collaborative set between The Roots and Busta Rhymes, Thundercat, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), Madlib, and more.

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Rock Hall 2018 videos: Killers cover Tom Petty, Lauryn Hill covers Nina Simone, Ann Wilson & Jerry Cantrell cover Soundgarden, more

Also: watch Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes team with Questlove and Paul Shaffer to cover Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Weezer's Scott Shriner perform with The Cars, and more.

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Jill Scott
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Jill Scott announces 2018 summer tour

Neo-soul great Jill Scott has announced another round of tour dates in support of 2015's Woman. The tour includes stops at Essence Festival and Cincinnati Music Festival...

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Trevor Weldon Ingram
Trevor Weldon Ingram
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Man arrested for bomb threat that canceled The Roots’ SXSW show

A man was arrested Saturday night (3/17) for allegedly placing a bomb threat to the 5th Street Fair Market in Austin, TX where The Roots were to have performed that night. Trevor Weldon Ingram, 26, was arrested on charges of Terroristic Threat, a third-degree felony...

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Okeechobee Festival 2018
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Okeechobee 2018 in pictures (Arcade Fire, The Flaming Lips, more)

Costumes, totems, kigurumi, and glitter abounded on the grounds of Okeechobee, which in its third year included sets from Arcade Fire, The Flaming Lips, Travis Scott, Bassnectar, Khalid, as well as a Snoop Dogg/Chaka Khan/The Roots collaborative jam session and more.

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Roots Picnic
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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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JT Fallon
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Justin Timberlake talked Prince tribute, played with Chris Stapleton on ‘Fallon,’ expands tour

Fallon interviewed his pal about the Prince tribute, and then Questlove co-signed the performance: ”It was dope.”

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Essence Festival 2018
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Essence Festival 2018 lineup (Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, more)

This year's lineup was curated by The Roots, and includes Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kelela, Miguel, dvsn, Idris Elba, 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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Questlove
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Questlove denies “ridiculous allegations” made in racial discrimination lawsuit

Yesterday it was reported that Questlove was being sued for racial discrimination, and Questlove has since responded to the ”ridiculous” allegations.

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