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Black Thought Returns to Carnegie Hall to Lead-Free Hip-Hop Workshops for Rising MCs

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Black Thought is returning to Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute this October. Black Thought will lead the second series of his free hip-hop workshop for rising MCs from October 25-28. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In the multi-day workshop, The Roots frontman will take 10 MCs under his wing through sessions focused on lyricism, flow, […]

Black Thought Squashes Fugees Verzuz The Roots Rumors

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The Fugees will not face The Roots in a Verzuz battle.  Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information On Tuesday, Black Thought squashed the rumors that the two Hip-Hop groups would go toe-to-toe in the Verzuz ring.  Black Thought’s comment comes after a flyer went viral claiming The Fugees and The Roots were the next contenders in […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Erykah Badu Dropped Her Debut LP ‘Baduizm’ 24 Years Ago

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On this date in 1997, the debut album from neo-soul queen Erykah Badu entitled Baduizm was released on Universal Records through the Kedar imprint. This LP catapulted the Texan songstress into the Grammy Award-winning music icon that she has become two decades later. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Produced primarily by Madukwu Chinwah, Bob Powers, […]

Happy 56th Birthday To the Legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff!

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On this date in 1965, Jeffrey Townes, better known to Hip Hop and television fans as “Jazzy Jeff” was born in the City of Brother Love and has become one of the best to ever place their hands on a pair of Technics 1200s. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Originally known as the DJ for […]

Happy 50th Birthday To The Roots’ Questlove!

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Happy Born day to Ahmir Khalib Thompson better known as ?uestlove a.k.a Questlove! Born in 1971, he turns a half century today. The OG is originally known as the drummer for the legendary Hip Hop band The Roots, but he has many roles. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information On February 17, 2014, he became a part of […]

Black Thought Drops New Single ‘Good Morning’ Feat. Pusha T, Killer Mike & Swizz Beatz

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Black Thought, the legendary lead emcee and co-founder of the groundbreaking and hugely influential Philadelphian hip hop group The Roots, has today released his new single “Good Morning” with Pusha T, Killer Mike, and Swizz Beatz. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The three-minute track features Black Thought with the opening verse in signature fashion, before […]

[WATCH] Philly Singer Jaguar Wright Calls Out The Roots For Mistreatment Of Founding Member Malik B, Alleges Common Sexually Assaulted Her

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With the tragic news of The Roots’ founding member Malik B’s passing echoing through the Hip Hop and music worlds, it’s saddening that more bad news is coming out of the Soulquarian camp, as Philly native Jaguar Wright makes some serious accusations about The Roots’ handling of Malik B’s terminal cancer diagnosis and Wright’s own […]

Founding Member of The Roots, Malik B., Passed Away at 47

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One of the founding members of the Hip Hop group, The Roots, passed away according to his cousin Don Champion. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information “Mourning my beloved cousin today,” wrote Champion on Twitter. “He was so talented and had a huge heart. I still remember when he and The Roots were starting out. He’d […]

Questlove to Star in Virtual Cooking Show on Food Network

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You can now get cooking with Questlove and his famous friends. The world-renowned member of The Roots will hit Food Network for an hourlong special, which will bring him to the kitchen of celebrity friends as they share recipes. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Page Six reports the show will be called Questlove’s Potluck and […]

Questlove and Black Thought Ink TV Deal with NBC

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Amir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots have signed a first-look TV deal with NBC’s Universal TV. The three-year deal will allow for the Hip-Hop duo to develop scripted and unscripted series on multiple platforms. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Questlove and Black Thought have had a relationship with NBC as […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Erykah Badu Dropped Her Debut LP ‘Baduizm’ 23 Years Ago

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On this date in 1997, the debut album from neo-soul queen Erykah Badu entitled Baduizm was released on Universal Records through the Kedar imprint. This LP catapulted the Texan songstress into the Grammy Award-winning music icon that she has become two decades later. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Produced primarily by Madukwu Chinwah, Bob Powers, […]

Happy Birthday to the Legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff!

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On this date in 1965, Jeffrey Townes, better known to Hip Hop and television fans as “Jazzy Jeff” was born in the City of Brother Love and has become one of the best to ever place their hands on a pair of Technics 1200s. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Originally known as the DJ for […]

Questlove to Drop New Book Titled ‘Mixtape Potluck’

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It seems like Ahmir Thompson aka Questlove is one of the busiest people in the world. He often claims he has 14 jobs. Not only is he the co-founder of the legendary Roots with Black Thought, but he’s the bandleader for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, a DJ, producer, designer, music educator, and bestselling […]

Black Thought and Questlove Producing ‘Hip-Hop: Songs That Shook America’ On AMC

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Legendary lyricists Black Thought and super-producer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots are executive producers of a six-part docuseries entitled Hip-Hop: The Songs That Shook America on AMC. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information On each episode of this new series put emphasis on a trailblazing song that was critical to the transformation of American music […]

Black Thought Spits Rap About 2020 Presidential Candidates on ‘Fallon’

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For the past ten years, The Roots have furnished The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as the official house band, giving the pretense an organic hip-hop flavor. In a recent episode, the Philadelphia collective’s lead MC Black Thought broke into a rap session about the multiple amount of candidates for the 2020 United States presidential election. Visit streaming.thesource.com […]

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