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Thought and Vision: A Conversation with Roots Vocalist Tariq Trotter

Posted 3 weeks ago
Source: Douglas Gorenstein

About halfway through our interview, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter pauses: "Sorry, I'm in the middle of cooking dinner." On this particular day, dinner is lobster bisque, Arctic char, and sautéed kale. It is a homemade meal, made entirely from scratch. Apparently, the man can cook.

"Yeah, I'm a foodie. You better ask about ...
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Will Smith and Jimmy Fallon Beatbox and Rap ‘It Takes Two’ (Video)

Posted 4 weeks ago
Credit: thewrap.com
Will Smith and Jimmy Fallon didn’t need a band at all to perform the hip-hop classic “It Takes Two” on “The Tonight Show” Thursday night (though that didn’t stop The Roots from chiming in for the chorus). The pair used the iPad app Loopy to create backing tracks that would layer and repeat behind them.
Fallon and Smith took turns performing various beatbox sounds ...
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Jimmy Fallon Recreates 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' With Carlton And Jazzy Jeff

Posted 4 weeks ago
Late night TV just got flipped, turned upside down.

In honor of the "Tonight Show" heading out to Los Angeles, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots parodied the opening title sequence from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." Yep, you read that right. Fallon recreated the old sets from the Will Smith show, had Steve Higgins fill the role of his mom and even brought in some special guests ...
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Jimmy Fallon Recreates ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Title Sequence With Alfonso Ribeiro (Video)

Posted 4 weeks ago
Credit: thewrap.com
Jimmy Fallon packed up “The Tonight Show” and moved it across the country, and he did it in style. In fact, he did it “Fresh Prince” style.
On his first episode of “The Tonight Show” in Los Angeles — he broadcast a special episode from Phoenix after the Super Bowl Sunday — he showed a video detailing how he made the trip to L.A., and it looked a ...
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Jimmy Fallon & Music Superstars Sing 'We Are The Champions' A Cappella (Video)

Posted 4 weeks ago
Credit: justjared.com
The late night show following the Super Bowl always features some great celeb appearances and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Sunday (February 1) was no exception!
To kick off the show, Jimmy showed off a fun video he and The Roots made with celebs, in which they sang “We Are the Champions” a capella.
Featured in the video are Carrie Underwood, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande ...
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‘Empire’s’ Taraji P. Henson Takes Out Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Fallon in Charades (Video)

Posted 1 month ago
Credit: thewrap.com
Taraji P. Henson plays a pretty good Cookie on Fox’s newest smash hit “Empire,” but she does an even better “Elephant Man,” apparently.
The actress joined Jimmy Fallon and Ryan Seacrest for a competitive game of charades on Friday’s “Tonight Show,” where she pretty much single-handedly won the thing for her and teammate Tariq of house band The Roots ...
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Kevin Hart Plays 'Slapjack' On Jimmy Fallon And Things Get Intense

Posted 2 months ago
Kevin Hart joined Jimmy Fallon for a game of "Slapjack" on Thursday. The game is basically Blackjack, but the loser gets smacked with a giant prosthetic hand. The actor did have one grievance before things got started, though.

"I'm just a little p*ssed off that I couldn't get a Black hand," said Hart as he held up the prosthetic. "This is Martin Luther King ...
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