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John Legend's Sketch Show 'Sherman's Showcase' Spoofs the Glory Days of 'Soul Train'

We spoke to co-creator Bashir Salahuddin about how the pioneering fake-documentary, fake-variety sketch comedy show came together.


Yes, Lil Wayne Is Stoked That 'Tha Carter V' Is Finally Out

On last night's 'Fallon,' Weezy played "Dedicate" with The Roots, chatted about his long-awaited new record, and briefly lost his shit when Fallon started talking about its features.


Black Thought Reels Off Another Mini-Freestyle on 'Fallon'

The Roots' MC moved onto the couch on 'The Tonight Show' to reminisce about his friendship with Questlove and joke about stealing Fallon's job.


Black Thought Clears the Air About That Beef with Biggie on 'Desus & Mero'

The rapper/actor reminisced about the time Biggie vaguely threatened the Roots over their iconic "What They Do" music video.


Why Did Miley Cyrus Cover "Bodak Yellow" on 'Fallon'?

She also covered a Dido song with Adam Sandler in response to the Las Vegas shooting.


Christmas Songs? In September? Really?

Paul McCartney and Gwen Stefani have both released Christmas songs this week. This is dumb!


Questlove Wrote a Book of Advice Half of You Idiots Will Probably Ignore

Let's be honest, how many of you follow advice—even if it comes from the likes of Björk, George Clinton and Ava DuVernay?


Watch 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, and a Choir Sing About Lean on 'Fallon'

The Roots, Mike Dean, and Fonzworth Bentley also lend a hand.


Watch Common and The Roots’ Tariq Freestyle Battle on ‘Fallon’

“Snowplow” is a difficult word to incorporate.


The 'Hamilton' Mixtape Will Reunite Ja Rule and Ashanti, So There Is Some Hope for Humanity After All

This also may be the only LP to have both Regina Spektor and Nas on its tracklisting.


Phil Collins Performed "In The Air Tonight" with The Roots and Wow

Music's greatest dad is back, with his collar well and truly popped.