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HIP-HOP/R&B, MUSIC

Hear ?uestlove and Black Thought of The Roots LIVE on Hip-Hop Nation

May 9, 2014

Airing Monday 5/12 at 10 pm ET on Hip-Hop Nation, Ch. 44
Replays Thursday 5/15 at 9 pm ET, Saturday 5/17 at 8 pm ET, Sunday 5/18 at 2 am & 8 pm ET, Monday 5/19 at 12 am ET

Rap/neo-soul collective The Roots are as vital to the hip-hop scene as they are capable of crossing over into multiple genres (pop, jazz, rock, funk). Heck, they ought to be — after all, pack leaders ?uestlove and Black Thought have been making music together since 1987 and have put out no less than 10 studio albums, two EPs, and two “collaboration” albums (with other artists).

And even if you’ve never listened to The Roots, you’ll probably know them as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (from 2009 to 2014) and, more recently, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. (See: their immensely popular “classroom instruments” series.)

Now on the verge of releasing their 11th studio album, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, ?uestlove and Black Thought from The Roots will appear on Hip-Hop Nation for a LIVE Album Premiere Party, featuring an interview with Sway and a performance.

Tune into the party on Monday, 5/12 at 10 pm ET on Hip-Hop Nation, Ch. 44.