Check out this multi-platinum artist and more of the biggest names in pop, R&B and hip hop who will rock the Main Stage all weekend long.
The Roots, the legendary, Grammy Award winning hip hop crew and arguably the hardest working musicians in popular culture, turn 25 this year. The brainchild of childhood friends Ahmir “Questlove” Trotter and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, The Roots began their career playing bucket drums and freestyling on the streets and competing with Boyz II Men for top honors at The Philadelphia High school for Creative and Performing Arts. Named one of the greatest live acts by Rolling Stone, their career has evolved to include a weekly gig as the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, hosting sold-out jam sessions across country, collaborating on new works for contemporary performance (Lincoln Center, BAM, Kimmel Center), and consistently churning out Grammy®-nominated albums.
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- @essencefest: The DJ had Usher falling in love. What will the DJ do to you tonight? http://t.co/u1QGKrI5r1
- @essencefest: Saturday selfie style: Need a look for tonight? Check out these haute dos we found online. http://t.co/61idMXTgfy http://t.co/tyGSza0aTK
- @essencefest: J'adore! Check out Sonovia and Ian's beautiful engagement photos in Paris! #JustEngaged http://t.co/kzJJJODdiR http://t.co/tRbq1BxGcU
- @essencefest: Midday Music: Who's rolling with their girls this afternoon - from the front to back?! http://t.co/beW1wsJKhG
- @essencefest: Saturday Morning Jazz: remembering Joe Sample with "I Felt the Love" http://t.co/AwazJpIryr
- @essencefest: Rush Hour Jam! Ready for the weekend. Who's walking it out like Jennifer Hudson? http://t.co/qYU88sAyn8
- @essencefest: Live on Stage: Jennifer Hudson at Radio City Music Hall during the finale of "America's Got Talent" season 9 in NYC. http://t.co/oMsni4rvq9
- @essencefest: Them, there EYES! Jesse Williams gave us the look at an event in West Hollywood, California. http://t.co/V1kFTOB8ZV