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Listen to J. Period & Black Thought: The Live Mixtape James Brown Edition


The Dynamic duo of J. Period and Black Thought emerge from the bat cave once again, this time paying tribute to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, in their latest installment in the Live Mixtape series.  J. Period gets busy with Mr. Browns breaks and remixes, while Black Thought gives us 35 minutes of funk. Believe […]

The Roots Release 2nd Animated Music Video, “Understand”, Off New Album

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Visit for more information As The Roots prepare to let loose their upcoming album …and then you shoot your cousin to the public, they’ve released the second animated visual off the project to hold fans over. Understand, directed by Joe Baughman (who also handled the first video, When The People Cheer), is a completely animated short claymation-themed […]

The Roots Reveal The Tracklist For Their New Album ‘…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin’


Visit for more information In theory The Roots, known by many to be the house backing for Jimmy Fallon‘s late night ventures–which, if you’ve been paying attention to recent events, have led him to be Jay Leno‘s replacement on the Tonight Show–but their reach and legacy stretches far beyond late night television. The band, […]

Return to The Fifth Dynasty: A Look Back At “Things Fall Apart”


Visit for more information “Inevitably, hip-hop records are treated as though they are disposable. They are not maximized as product, not to mention as art,” concludes “Act Won,” the foreboding intro track from Things Fall Apart. It sets the stage for the brooding assault on mainstream industry and the self-referential rumination on Black culture that is […]

Pharoahe Monch Releases Track List For P.T.S.D.

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Visit for more information On the mic, Pharoahe Monch might murder you. Have you not heard the veteran MC’s latest banger, “Bad MF?” The Queens MC will drop his fourth studio album, P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder),  on April 15th. According to Pharoahe’s website,  P.T.S.D. will shed light on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and […]

Video: Black Thought Raps Oscar’s 2013 Best Picture Nominees

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Visit for more information Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the show took a rap break for Black Thought to update those who didn’t know what films were up for Best Picture at this years Oscar’s. He even gives a short reason for each why they’re part of the shortlist. Watch the […]

The Source Presents: Top 50 Lyricists (Preview 2)

Visit for more information The power of the word has always been golden in Hip-hop. Now in a age where lyricism is taking a back seat to celebrity, The Source bring you the Top 50 lyricists of all time in an effort to put some focus back on the art form.  Make no mistake. […]

Lyricist Lounge 20th Year Anniversary Reunion

Visit for more information The Lyricist Lounge showcases, albums and television show serve as legendary elements in the foundation of hip-hop culture.  On Wednesday night, twenty years in, Danny Castro, Ant Marshall and the rest of the family brought it back to the essence. Their 20th year anniversary reunion party was held in Greenwhich Village at Le Poisson […]

Q-Tip, ?uestlove & Black Thought Trace Their Ancestry

Visit for more information Many of us wonder where our ancestors came from. Q-Tip, ?uestlove and Black Thought took part recently in OkayAfrica “The Roots Of” series. Watch as they learn about those who came before them.  Advertisement  – Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture)