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Stream Black Thought and J. Period’s James Brown Mixtape

James Brown was the hardest working man in show business, but Black Thought is at least on the shortlist. The frontman of the legendary Roots crew is on your television screen every night, but he's trying to transcend Mr...

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14 Of The Best Verses Of 2014

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Sean C & LV Featuring Black Thought, STS, And Peedi Crakk “Fire”

The dynamic production duo of Sean C & LV are back with a treat on the eve of Halloween. Serving as an outtake from  Loud Dreams Vol. 1,...

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Statik Selektah Builds The Perfect Rapper

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75 Hip-Hop Songs That Name Drop LeBron James

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Statik Selektah Featuring Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9″ And Black Thought “The Imperial”

Statik Selektah announced he would be putting out a new album titled What Goes Around on Aug. 19. After debuting the first single "Carry On," Statik gathers some heavy lyrical names for "The Imperial...

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Watch Black Thought Perform A Harry Potter Rap

The "special week" continues in Orland, Fla. for The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon as Fallon and The Roots supply another musically-themed hit skit for audiences everywhere to enjoy...

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The Roots Don’t Have Any Yes-Men In Their Crew

Black Thought and Questlove of The Roots swung by The Breakfast Club to discuss their latest release, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. While with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God they talked about how working with Jimmy Fallon effected them creatively, staying connected to their hometown and arguing over creative differences...

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The Roots Pull Off Unique Performance Art Listening Party In NYC

I hate the word unique, but I have never seen anything like what The Roots pulled off last night at Joe's Pub in New York City. In front of a small, select gathering of people that included journalists (including Toure), label and publishing executives and industry tastemakers, the hardest working band in show business were presenting an event that was billed as half Roots show, half album-inspired performance art, leaving those milling about the theater's lobby beforehand a little confused as to what they were getting themselves into...

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14 Hip-Hop Heads Who Are Down For A Cause

With recent news of Ryan Lewis launching his 30/30 Project, an HIV awareness foundation, XXL couldn't help but think of all the other hip-hop heads that are down for a cause...

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