The Raw Roots of Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers,’ Revealed at Last

A deluxe edition of his blockbuster 1994 solo album spotlights the musician’s creative process, and the mind-set of a man at a crossroads.
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Malik B., founding member of The Roots, dead at 47

Malik Abdul Basit, a rapper, singer and founding member of The Roots, has died, according to a statement posted on the group’s verified Twitter account. He was 47.


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The Roots Founding Member Malik B. Dead At 47

Malik B., a founding member of The Roots, has died at age 47. The band paid tribute to him, calling him ‘one of the most gifted MCs of all time.’
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Trae Tha Truth, Lil Keke & More Mourn George Floyd, Revealing His Houston Rap Roots With DJ Screw

Following Floyd's death, more details about his life have surfaced — including his days rapping with the Screwed Up Click.


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Parking the Moose: One American’s Epic Quest to Uncover His Incredible Canadian Roots (Unabridged) – Dave Hill

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Parking the Moose: One American’s Epic Quest to Uncover His Incredible Canadian Roots (Unabridged)

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Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 16.99

Publish Date: October 8, 2019

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Giannis unsure of ‘Greek Freak’ roots but loves it

As popular as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s “Greek Freak” nickname is, it’s a mystery how it came about. But he appreciates it nonetheless. “It stuck by me, I love it and it’s a cool nickname,” he said.
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‘Labor of Love’ recalls Fox’s reality roots, but the idea’s more fertile than the show

Fox was an early architect of the tawdriest forms of reality TV, and appears eager to dredge up its renegade roots with “Labor of Love.” It’s an attention-grabbing concept — a 41-year-old woman looking for a guy with whom she can have a baby — that becomes less fertile after the introductions.


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Hollywood’s hockey roots: Celebrities who used to be ‘prospects’

What do Paris Hilton, Keanu Reeves, Justin Bieber, Steve Carell and (many) others have in common? They all played some puck in their earlier days.
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In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music (Unabridged) – Ben Wynne

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In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music (Unabridged)

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Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 17.99

Publish Date: June 7, 2017

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Tracing the roots of Dwayne Haskins’ football journey

Ohio State’s QB flew up draft boards after 14 starts, but his rise began as a youth with maturity beyond his years and a relentless work ethic.
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Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows – Steven Curtis Chapman

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Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows

Steven Curtis Chapman

Genre: Bluegrass

Price: $ 11.99

Release Date: March 22, 2019

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Questlove Saved Unreleased J Dilla Beat For The Roots’ Next Album

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Feral Roots – Rival Sons

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Rival Sons

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: January 25, 2019

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Poems to Quote to your Lover – Rik Roots

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Poems to Quote to your Lover

Rik Roots

Genre: Poetry

Publish Date: August 8, 2011

Publisher: Rik Roots

Seller: Smashwords, Inc.


Welcome to this, my third collection of poems. In this collection, I am proud to present you with some love. These poems deal with loves and relationships in all their wonderful and woeful manifestations. Some of the poems are a little raunchier than others, but there's nothing (too) offensive or smutty in them!

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Justin Bieber Planting L.A. Roots Again with $100k Monthly Rental

Justin Bieber has commitment issues … when it comes to buying a crib in L.A. ’cause we’ve learned he’s chosen the renter’s life, at least for now. Sources tell TMZ … Justin just signed a lease to rent a nearly 6,000 square foot crib in the San…

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No Roots – EP – Alice Merton

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No Roots – EP

Alice Merton

Genre: Alternative

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: April 6, 2018

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#TheRootArticles: Black Twitter Starts Hashtag War Over The Root’s Headlines

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The Root, one of the most popular spaces for Black culture on the Internet, found itself the target of a hashtag making light of its headlines. The hashtag, #TheRootArticles, is still going strong after hitting Twitter timelines over the weekend and even got a response from the outlet via one of its writers.

How the hashtag came to be is something of a mystery, but Twitter user @Craig’s_VCR was credited with making it popular, although he gave that honor to a number of other Twitter users. To sum it up, there is a contingent of Black Twitter that feels The Root is pushing an agenda that attacks straight Black men, the “hoteps,” and the generally ashy to use the terms to describe those on that squad (no shots).

The hashtag takes articles using The Root’s headline bent but twisting them to suggest the so-called agenda. In response, writer Michael Harriot slammed the chorus of critics but did so in a way to show they’re not studying their haters at all.

“This past weekend, a group of heroes united to form f*ckboy Voltron on social media and created the hashtag #TheRootArticles to fight our agenda of destroying the straight black man,” Harriot wrote.

Harriot went on to say that Black men were driving the hashtag home and while men definitely dominated the output, some Black women chimed in with their own hit backs.

We’ve collected some of the tweets below and on the following pages. Let us know what you think of this debate in the comments.

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Jane Birkin on Love, Life and Serge Gainsbourg’s Classical Roots

Touring the world, singing Gainsbourg songs backed by a full orchestra, this singer, actress, model and muse is getting ready to play Carnegie Hall on Thursday.
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Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line

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Dig Your Roots

Florida Georgia Line

Genre: Country

Price: $ 12.99

Release Date: August 26, 2016

© ℗ 2016 Big Machine Label Group, LLC

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The Roots Feat. Bilal: Tiny Desk Concert

The Roots featuring Bilal perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 19, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR)

Yes, it happened. Black Thought, Questlove and the entire crew packed in behind the Tiny Desk to perform a new song called “It Ain’t Fair.”

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Playlist: The Roots, And The Reach, Of Fats Domino

Fats Domino in 2007

Hear essential songs by the late architect of rock and roll, plus recordings by artists who influenced him, and those who covered and took inspiration from him.

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Latin Roots: La Vida Bohème

La Vida Bohème

La Vida Bohème makes anthemic rock and roll that exudes charisma. But at its center, you’ll find hope in the face of danger.

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‘Rumble’ Celebrates Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Native American Roots

Rock musician and Native American music pioneer Stevie Salas performing in Germany in 2010. Salas served as executive producer on Rumble, which he was also featured in.

The documentary discusses Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix and other Native American artists who helped shape rock’s sound. Guitarist and executive producer Stevie Salas says it’s “a film about heroes.”

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Songs We Love: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy With The Roots Of Music, ‘The Curse’

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Pan-generational brass bands join this joyous, weird trip through New Orleans cemeteries and streets, with cameos from stalwarts of local street culture.

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Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line

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Florida Georgia Line

Genre: Country

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Release Date: August 26, 2016

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Waiting Songs
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Release Date:
November 10, 2015
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10

Genre:
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Fetty Wap & Zoo Gang Show Fans New Jersey Roots In Behind The Scenes Clip

With a number one album out and several songs charting in the Hip-Hop R&B Billboard charts, Fetty Wap and his Zoo Gang are as popular as a group can get. Lets not forget they are signed to the industry executive all-star team label, 300 Ent. who is killing the game right now. As a label they have various tie-ins with Google, Twitter and other brands to make this movement even bigger than you might think. But, after a motor bike accident just a few weeks ago with Kid Ink a few weeks back, Fetty and his team are back at it dropping content. Take a look at this Day In the Life below filmed by Noisey. Fetty details his rise to fame with his Zoo Gang family, and we get to learn about the Paterson, New Jersey star’s rise to fame and the part his Zoo Gang family had in that success. Enjoy!


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The Acoustic Blues & Roots of Duke Robillard – Duke Robillard

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The Acoustic Blues & Roots of Duke Robillard

Duke Robillard

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: September 25, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Stony Plain Recording Co. Ltd.

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Latin Roots: Gina Chavez

The Austin-based singer, songwriter and activist performs at Philly’s XPoNential Music Festival.

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Dolly Parton Rediscovers Her Roots at the Ryman: Concert Review


After 12 years away, “Backwoods Barbie” brings her down-home tunes to a storied Nashville stage.

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The Roots To Executive Produce Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

The Roots are as multi-layered as Hip-Hop band can get and for their next accolade, they have been recruited by Atlantic Records to take on the soundtrack for the Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording).

Reports Billboard:

Billboard has the exclusive announcement that Atlantic Records will release Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) this fall and will be executive produced by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots. Pre-order will be available Aug. 7 via all digital retailers.

“Ten minutes into Hamilton, though, I was just so stunned. It was such a sucker punch,” says Thompson. Hamilton “can be your introduction to hip-hop — on Broadway. And it’s a valid one. It’s a credible one.”

Hamilton is the brainchild of Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Lin Manuel Miranda, who wrote the show’s book, music and lyrics while also taking on the starring role.

Hamilton officially opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6.

Coincidentally, Alexander Hamilton’s days on the $ 10 bill may be numbered.


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New troubadours – Folk, roots rock and Americana


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John Oates Launches TV Show Showcasing Roots Music

John Oates has developed a new travel/roots music television program called Good Road to Follow, which will find Oates exploring America’s back roads in search of unique characters, towns, local food and American roots music. At the end of each episode, John will team up with local roots musicians to arrange and then play songs, which will be recorded and available for download.
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Ram Truck Releases Full Version Of Miranda Lambert’s ‘Roots And Wings’ Video

Miranda Lambert has released the music video for “Roots and Wings” which is meant to accompany a recent commercial she recorded for Ram Trucks. “I’ve seen so many positive reactions to the song and the partnership with Ram,” Lambert said in a press release. “The song is just so special and personal to me, and it is so amazing what the Ram team did to bring it to life.”
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California Roots Music Festival Is One of World’s Largest Reggae Events – the Secret Behind the Success

It happened here: the first major appearances of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and more. No we’re not talking about Woodstock. Before Woodstock. In a quiet seaside town known more for sardines than kissing the sky.Monterey, California.The Monterey Pop Festival was a sold-out music event in June 1967. Among the notables…
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Watch AC/DC Channel Club Roots in ‘Rock the Blues Away’ Video

AC/DC will be hitting stadiums for their upcoming North American tour, but the veteran hard rock group channel their small club days in the new video for “Rock the Blues Away.”

The third video from the group’s new album Rock or Bust (following “Play Ball” and the titular song) juxtaposes the band performing in…
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Bob Dylan chronicles roots of his music at gala in his honor

Musician Bob Dylan speaks at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Bob Dylan in Los AngelesBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Bob Dylan, known for playing concerts with barely a word spoken to his audience, gave a lengthy speech on Friday at a gala in his honor where he chronicled the roots of his music while also praising and ribbing famous figures. The 73-year-old Dylan, considered by many musicians and critics to be the best singer-songwriter of his time, spoke for 40 minutes at the Los Angeles event tied to this weekend's Grammy Awards, as he was named "person of the year" by the MusiCares charity. Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter handed Dylan the award after a night of performances of his songs, including "Knocking on Heaven's Door" and "Standing in the Doorway", by a cast of superstars. Beck and Sheryl Crow played harmonica, Jack White flew through a guitar solo, Bruce Springsteen jammed with Tom Morello, Norah Jones gave a bluesy piano performance and Los Lobos sang in Spanish.



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Questlove And The Roots: How A Hip-Hop Band Conquered Late Night

“It’s strange to admit it, but this is kinda the job we were born for,” Questlove says of his group’s serving as house band for The Tonight Show.

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Robin Williams a Roots Fan? Questlove Recalls an Unlikely Admirer

Robin Williams’ death has caused a flood of tributes and remembrances from his friends and co-workers. One unlikely anecdote came from Roots drummer and Tonight Show bandleader Questlove, who shared the story on Instagram about meeting Williams backstage at the 2001 Grammys. The story is a testament to both Williams’ universal likability…
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Questlove And The Roots: How A Hip-Hop Band Conquered Late Night

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Rita Wilson plants her songwriting roots in Nashville

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A Minute With: Hungarian violinist Kelemen – proud of Roma roots

By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) – Hungarian violinist Barnabas Kelemen has studied with the late virtuoso Isaac Stern and won Gramophone magazine’s award for best chamber music CD of 2013, but what he is really proud of is his Roma heritage. Kelemen, who was in London this week to accept the prestigious Gramophone award for his disc of Bartok violin sonatas and to appear with his wife Katalin Kokas in the Kelemen Quartet at Wigmore Hall on Sunday, credits his late Roma violinist grandfather as an inspirational figure in his life. …
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A Minute With: Hungarian violinist Kelemen – proud of Roma roots

By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) – Hungarian violinist Barnabas Kelemen has studied with the late virtuoso Isaac Stern and won Gramophone magazine’s award for best chamber music CD of 2013, but what he is really proud of is his Roma heritage. Kelemen, who was in London this week to accept the prestigious Gramophone award for his disc of Bartok violin sonatas and to appear with his wife Katalin Kokas in the Kelemen Quartet at Wigmore Hall on Sunday, credits his late Roma violinist grandfather as an inspirational figure in his life. …
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