The Roots

Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums Of 2014

Huffington Post Canada Music | Ryan B. Patrick | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Music

Hip-hop is an oft-maligned, much misunderstood genre. But like any other musical genre, its mainstream representation isn't necessarily indicative of ...

WATCH: How Nardwuar Made Questlove Adore Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

When watching a Nardwuar interview, seeing the pure shock on his guests' faces when he pulls out one of his signature props is just as good — if not...

Squamish Was A Much-Needed Reminder Festivals Are About Music

Sara Harowitz | Posted 10.11.2014 | Canada Music
Sara Harowitz

The event, located about an hour north of Vancouver in Squamish, B.C., brought over 100,000 fans together. And while there were definitely a lot of people overdoing it with substances, the festival was able to remind me why we go to these things in the first place: the music.

WATCH: Idina, Fallon & The Roots Play 'Let It Go' On Classroom Instruments

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Music

"Let It Go," the centerpiece song from billion-dollar Disney flick "Frozen," went viral long before Jimmy Fallon got his hands on it. But that doesn't...

WATCH: Vancouver Invented Hip-Hop

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver is famous for inventing many things—the California roll, Douglas Coupland, botox—but taking credit for hip-hop seems a bit of a stretch....

Questlove Meets Nardwuar In Epic Interview

HuffPost Canada Music | Aaron Brophy | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Proud Canadian and interviewer to the hip-hop stars Nardwuar The Human Serviette has worked his magic once again, leading The Roots drummer Questlove ...

Happy April Fools' Day! 10 Best Music/Comedy Mashups

HuffPost Canada Music | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Music

'Tis April Fools, a day for pranks, fake news and overwhelming paranoia that everything you hear and read will be a lie. Fortunately, there’s an...

Best Cover Songs Of 2012

Huffington Post Music Canada | Anne T Donahue | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Music

It's been a great year for music. But what's been even greater is how musicians have been paying tribute to each other's work, as well as creating ...

Yo Gabba Gabba: The Top Tunes From TV's Coolest Kids Show

Huffington Post Canada | Jen Zoratti | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Music

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Nickelodeon's wonderfully weird Yo Gabba Gabba! is kind of a thing -- and not just among the pre...

Come One, Come All and Listen to the Music at the Montreal International Jazz Festival

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada
Olivia Katrandjian

Even before Prince opened the 32nd Montreal International Jazz Festival on Friday night, the streets were buzzing with music. A street performer drew ...