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The Roots to Headline Game Day Tailgate

Hip-hop crew will take over Rolling Stone and Jeep's event before the big game

Questlove and Black Thought of the Roots
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January 25, 2013 1:20 PM ET

Before Super Bowl XLVII kicks off on February 3rd, Rolling Stone will celebrate the big game by hosting the Jeep Heroes Tailgate, with hip-hop crew the Roots headlining. In addition to a performance from the Roots, who double as the house band on Late Night With Jimmy Fallondrummer Questlove will play a DJ set at the party, which kicks of at noon at New Orleans' Generation Hall. Tickets are available here.

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