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The Roots
House Party (Part II)

Being the Roots ain’t easy. Although they’ve managed to amass one of the most loyal fan bases in popular music through their incessant touring and consistent catalogue, their experimental nature has always kept them inches away from the record company ...

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Only The Feds I Fear

Because: 1. It's his birthday. 2. Some other shiite that ain't none of your business(a). P.S. — I have less than 72 hours to become politically correct and cure multiple sclerosis(b). There's gonna be a whole lot of medicinal marijuana popping off this weekend, ...

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The Death of Hip-Hop

The thing you hear about so often these days is that New York hip-hop is being overtaken by various styles of regional hip-hop, especially southern rap. But the real story, and the one that people should be even more concerned ...

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The Roots
House Party (Part I)

?uestlove is the most talkative drummer in rap music. And when you consider what a chatterbox Bobby Simmons from Stetsasonic can be, that’s quite a feat. But these days, ?uest has plenty of reason to talk. His rap band, The ...

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Award Tour Pt. Uno

I'm often asked, "Hey YN since XXL is now the undisputed number one hip-hop magazine when are you guys gonna do an award show?" I always say the same thing. Never say never but it's never gonna happen. Not on ...

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