Rap’s Illuminati will soon invade The Cleveland Show. In next season’s episode titled, Menace II Secret Society, Kanye returns and is joined by Questlove, will.i.am, Bruno and Nicki, who will all portray themselves. Season premieres October 7 on Fox. Executive producer Rich Appel says: “Cleveland inadvertently breaks into it and then it’s how he will either bring them down or they’ll bring him down. We have a couple of original songs with Kanye and will and Bruno, I mean, all of them, […]
The Roots are back in the studio (as if they ever left), and are set to release their 14th album. Yesterday, drummer ?uestlove spilled the beans via Twitter and announced the title. Intoxicating choice. hhdx
Some would say, Jay Electronica’s album never coming out. And you know what, they’re probably right. But during ?uestlove’s interview on The Champs podcast, he said Jay-Z is in possession of Elect’s album and listens to it constantly. Only, well, the biggest problem is, that there isn’t any singles. heads up: flylib
Photo: Yvette Davilla Hot 97 kept their Black Fist Fridays guest DJ slot open with The Roots drummer on the turntables today. In honor of the late J. Dilla, he played an hour set of nothing but Dilla classics. Download here. Stream below. miss info Last Friday: Pete Rock Mix
Since Don Cornelius’ passing this morning, loads of rappers have expressed their condolences via Twitter and Facebook. But no other figure in hip-hop has a more personal connection than ?uestlove. On OKP, Mr. Thompson paid homage to Soul Train‘s conductor. Don Cornelius was my first non musical non celeb non blood related hero. its amazing timing that my arrival on earth and his greatest creative manifestation came within 9 months of each other. both symbolizing a new hope for urban […]
VEVO news pulls up a chair with Black Thought and ?uestlove as they reflect on their come-up days. After the jump, they speak on Karmin and working with DD Jackson. undun in stores now.
On the eve of the album release, The Roots’ Black Thought and ?uestlove appeared on Cipha and Rosenberg‘s Juan Epstein podcast to discuss the album and a wide range of topics. undun in stores tomorrow.