Tag: The Roots

Christian McBride Big Band

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2017

In the capable hands of Christian McBride this year's Newport Jazz Festival was one for the ages...

Betty Wright

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Betty Wright, “Clean Up Woman”

Beginning at the tender age of two, Betty Wright has crafted a legendary career...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: November 7, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: September 19, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: June 13, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: October 18, 2013

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community. ...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: October 11, 2013

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Elvis Costello and the Roots, “Wise Up Ghost”

“Now we’re in a hall of mirrors With my secret fears and terrors” –from “Come The Meantimes” by Elvis...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: August 2, 2013

It's time to stop, drop, and shuffle with this week's Friday Five!...

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Manchild, “Funky Situation”

Join Popdose for a look back at three decades of Babyface's wide-ranging influence as a singer, songwriter, and producer....

Popblerd!

Popblerd’s 2013 Grammy Awards Preview & Predictions Part 2: Rap

'Ye and Jay adding more Grammy hardware to their already prodigious totals? That shit cray....

Popblerd!

Blerd Radio 2013 Episode 1: Cat Butt

New Blerd Radio...make sure you listen and don't get catfish-ed!!...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: Gedeon Luke

Gedeon Luke’s debut EP, Perfect Ain’t Perfect, strutted onto my “Best of 2012” list after only a few spins —...

Popblerd!

Bill Cosby? Meet The Roots (Plus, a “Cosby Show” Update)

Bill Cosby's appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" is certainly on the odd side. Plus, Vanessa Huxtable returns to TV....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: December 14, 2012

Stuff your stockings with five random tracks and share five of your own!...

Popblerd!

What The Hell Is Asher Roth Doing On A Track With Truck North and Black Thought?

Roots associate Truck North teams up with Black Thought and...Asher Roth? Give a listen to "Capital Crime."...

Popblerd!

2013 Grammy Nominations: Honoring An Ocean of New(ish) Blood

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences spreads the love this year-as 6 artists head the list of nominees for the 55th...

Popblerd!

The Viewfinder: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & Mariah Spread Christmas Cheer

Mariah Carey's holiday chestnut "All I Want For Christmas Is You" gets a holiday tune-up, courtesy of Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and some...

Popblerd!

bLISTerd Presents: The 100 Greatest Rap Albums Of All Time (Part 6)

Public Enemy, Ice Cube, and BDP kick off the second half of our list of the 100 greatest rap albums of all time....

Popblerd!

bLISTerd Presents: The Greatest Rap Albums of All Time (Part Four)

A veritable coruncopia of white rappers shows up in this installment of the greatest rap albums of all time. Plus-The Roots, OutKast and...

Popblerd!

bLISTerd Presents: The 100 Greatest Rap Albums of All Time (Part One)

Popblerd's list of the best rap albums of all time kicks off with classics from Queen Latifah, The Roots and Organized Konfusion! Plus, an...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Googa Whaaat?!

Just recently in Brooklyn’s own Prospect Park was the premiere of what may become the annual Great Googa Mooga festival. The intended...

Music, News

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Play “Call Me Maybe” on Classroom Instruments with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

Yeah, I know we’re all supposed to hate this song by now. But put your pure pop cynicism away long enough to watch Carly Rae Jepsen...

Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Popdose’s Top Albums (and More) of 2011

The mother of year-end lists: Popdose's Top Albums of 2011. ...

Listmania, Music

Popdose 2011: Kelly Stitzel’s Favorite Albums (And More)

Kelly Stitzel shares her 20 favorite albums of 2011, and then some....

Music

Popdose 2011: Ken Shane’s Favorite Albums of the Year

There was a lot of new music released this year. Ken Shane wades through it all to find a handful of albums with real staying power....

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Bad Lip Reading’s “Gang Fight”

“Friday” is the Song of the Year for 2011. Over the course of about two weeks, this thing went from pseudo-professional amateur...

The Roots, "Make My"

Music, News

Free Music: The Roots featuring Big K.I.R.T., “Make My”

via press release: Amidst The Roots’ busy schedule, from performing as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to recently hosting...

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Music, Popdose, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Christopher Cross

He's gone sailing, ridden like the wind, and been caught between the moon and New York City. Now, Christopher Cross is back with a new...

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Listmania, Music

Listmania: Top 20 Albums of 2010

The members of the Popdose staff have been counting down their favorite records. Now find out which ones we've collectively crowned the Top...