Today In Hip-Hop: The Roots Release ‘Things Fall Apart’

On this day, February 23rd, in hip-hop history…   1999: Fusing visceral political commentary, sinuous wit, and infectious rhymes, The Roots’ subversive forth record Things Fall Apart marked a significant keystone in the underground 90s Hip Hop movement. The album, rife with social critiques beneath the surface, ignited immense commercial interest in the Hip Hop collective - the first of which they had ever received. Hip Hop OGs and trailblazers including Mos Def, Common and Erykah Badu were featured on the record. Following the inescapable hype surrounding this record, the group won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ...

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