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The Roots and Burna Boy to Headline Return of AFROPUNK Brooklyn

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AFROPUNK is set to return to Brooklyn and will be headlined by The Roots and Burna Boy. AFROPUNK, a celebration of Black joy and a monument to the Brooklyn community’s resiliency, will take place in Commodore Barry Park on September 10th and 11th. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Joining The Roots and Burna Boy will […]

Black Thought Returns To Carnegie Hall For Hip Hop Workshops, Showcase On April 7

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Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) today announced that seven rising MCs have been selected to participate in a free master class led bylegendary hip-hop artist Black Thought from April 4-7, 2022 as part of the Hall’s ongoing series of workshops and master classes for young professional musicians. During the multi-day master class, The Roots […]

Recap: Erykah Badu, Nas, and The Roots Perform at Smokin Grooves Fest 2022

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For its successful return, the Smokin Grooves event brought all of the vibes to Los Angeles Historic Park in Los Angeles, California on Saturday. With headlining performances by Erykah Badu, Nas, The Roots, Jhene Aiko, and Miguel, as well as fantastic sets from The Internet, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Smino, and others, the day […]

Mary J. Blige, Summer Walker, Wizkid to Headline 2022 Roots Picnic

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The Roots and Live Nation Urban have announced the return of “Roots Picnic.” The annual festival led, hosted, and curated by the GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum hip-hop superstars will take over the Mann at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA, on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 2022, for two days of music, art, and culture for the […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Erykah Badu’s Debut LP ‘Baduizm’ Turns 25 Years Old!

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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, […]

The Source Sundance Preview: Virtual Events and Panels

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One of the few benefits of the actual Sundance film festival being canceled and moved online is that people from around the world are now able to “attend” many of the lounges and events that were once limited to in-person attendance. The events, panels, and discussions center around entertainment, technology, and other creative outlets. Most […]

Happy 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 the […]

ICYMI: The Roots’ Bassist Leonard ‘Hub’ Hubbard Passes Away At 62

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Longtime member and bassist of The Roots, Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, is dead. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Hubbard’s wife confirmed his passing Thursday following a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Following the news, The Roots paid tribute on social media with a photo of Hub and sent condolences to his family and fans. […]

The Roots’ Bassist Leonard ‘Hub’ Hubbard Passes Away At 62

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Longtime member and bassist of The Roots, Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, is dead. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Hubbard’s wife confirmed his passing Thursday following a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Following the news, The Roots paid tribute on social media with a photo of Hub and sent condolences to his family and fans. […]

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 […]

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