Tag Archives: The Roots

Review: The Roots “How I Got Over” (2010)

The Roots’ frontman Black Thought is not kidding when he rhymes “Dear diary, the fans still swear by me / Even though I’m Late Night now like ‘Here’s Johnny’ ” on “Doin’ It Again,” a remixed version of John Legend’s “Again.” While the hip-hop group is loose and playful on its day job as house band for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, it aimed to please long-term fans on its 11th studio release, How I Got Over. Continue reading

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Incubus + The Roots

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I never thought I’d see this day. Two of my top 5 favorite bands, The Roots and Incubus, tag-teamed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to play “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince, a song Incubus has been covering for a few years and that is available on its newest 2-disc retrospective, Monuments and Melodies. Continue reading

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Jimmy Buffett + The Roots

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Who knew The Roots were parrotheads? In one of the more unlikely pairings on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (not that Al Simon and Paul Jones were “likely”), The Roots backed the king of cruise ship music, Jimmy Buffett, for “Margaritaville.” Continue reading

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The Roots “How I Got Over” (2009)

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Finally. After months of playing house band and backing guest performers on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, The Roots finally had their moment to shine, debuting the title track from their upcoming album, How I Got Over
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Mos Def + The Roots

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Mos Def sat in with The Roots tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, even playing cowbell as The Roots played “Don’t Fear The Reaper” for Will Ferrell. The highlight, though, was the performance of “Casa Bey” from Mos Def’s new album, The Ecstatic. Continue reading

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