The Roots new album Game Theory is out TODAY!

Remember to buy the new album today.

BestBuy, Target and Circuit City all have the album on sale this week.

The Roots will be on Late Night With David Letterman tonight.

tomhayes – Tue, 2006 – 08 – 29 10:00

Game Theory (full album streaming)

The Roots new album Game Theory is being streamed for free.

The Roots myspace page (Unedited):

Amazon has a stream for Windows Media Player only. (Clean Versions)
Look for the text that says "Listen Now."

Order your copy at The Store

tomhayes – Thu, 2006 – 08 – 24 23:05

MTVU's Live Leak: The Roots - Now Streaming Online!

Every day will premiere a new song from the taping, leading up to the release of Game Theory on 8/29.

The songs will be archived on the website for a while, but you'll want to get into the habit of checking daily to watch as each new song debuts over the next week.

The setlist from this studio session includes...

Game Theory
Here I Come
In The Music
Livin In A New World
Long Time (f/Peedi Peedi)
Dont Feel Right (f/Maimouna Youssef)
You Got Me (f/Maimouna Youssef)
The Next Movement

Also, be on the lookout for your favorite okayplayers in the crowd as 25 or so lucky fans were invited into the studio for the taping.

Today's kicks things off with "Here I Come".

Note: Requires Windows Media Player with DRM support. (PC only :( .)
Thanks to HighVoltage for the tip.

tomhayes – Tue, 2006 – 08 – 22 12:21

J. Dilla: The Shining - Out Today (August 22nd, 2006)

Link to the Store.

J. Dilla's new album features Black Thought on the track Love Movin'.

tomhayes – Tue, 2006 – 08 – 22 12:19

Roots got ‘Game’: Hardworking ?uestlove drums up support for tour

Roots got ‘Game’: Hardworking ?uestlove drums up support for tour
By Chris Faraone
Saturday, August 5, 2006
Original Article

Twelve years ago, Philly’s Roots crew was playing free Sunday-night shows at lower Manhattan’s cramped Wetlands rock club.

Those days are over. Seven years ago, the band’s trademark soul-hop earned a gold record and a Grammy for the epic ‘‘Things Fall Apart.” The six-man outfit has since become the gold standard for live hip-hop, backing Jay-Z for most of his performances and smashing more than 100 of its own gigs every year.

tomhayes – Sun, 2006 – 08 – 06 09:39

The Numbered Tracks

I've seen so many request for this that I compiled a list from my albums, from Amazon, and from posts on, and other Internet message boards.

Check it out: All numbered tracks by The Roots

tomhayes – Tue, 2006 – 08 – 01 22:55

Dark, brooding album has deep meaning for the Roots

Original Article
Dark, brooding album has deep meaning for the Roots
July 30, 2006

Forgive the Roots for creating what their drummer, Questlove, considers to be the group's darkest album.

It's been a tumultuous year for the hip-hop collective that's best known for its live instrumental approach. The past year has seen them lose three good friends, be devastated by Hurricane Katrina and switch with great uncertainty to a new record label.

The new disc, "Game Theory," which hits stores Aug. 29, is merely a reflection of the Philadelphia-born group: real people who experience life in a real way who also happen to have something to say -- and a nice sized forum to do so.

tomhayes – Sun, 2006 – 07 – 30 21:45

Pre-Game - EP available at iTunes


Track Listing:
1. Don't Feel Right 4:16
2. Here I Come 4:12
3. In the Music 4:15
4. Bread & Butter 3:41

Explicit Version

Edited Version
The editing consist of removing certain syllables from 'curse' words.

tomhayes – Wed, 2006 – 07 – 26 05:24

J. Period & Black Thought "The Official Best of the Roots" CD


Release: Friday, July 28th

With a legendary string of "Best of" mixes featuring Lauryn Hill, Nas, Big Daddy Kane and the Isley Brothers, it's no wonder that Def Jam was quick to tap MTV and The Source top 2005 DJ J. Period to create the same level of quality for one of hip-hop's most respected crews of all-time, The Roots. With their new album "Game Theory" coming out next month, "The Official Best of the Roots" is your perfect appetizer of both greatest hits and exclusive new material - all hosted by lead MC Black Thought! You'll get 4 unreleased freestyles, never-before heard Black Thought recordings produced by J.

tomhayes – Wed, 2006 – 07 – 26 05:07