Oh Boy, Jimmy Fallon & Megan Thee Stallion Made A “Hot Girl Fall” Video

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Jimmy-Fallon-and-Megan-Thee-StallionLook. Just. It’s OK. We’ll get through this. Listen. Jimmy Fallon and Megan Thee Stallion made a “Hot Girl Fall” video. That’s fine, right? We can talk about that. More »

Jimmy Fallon Raps “Old Town Road” As Bernie Sanders

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Jimmy-FallonThe saga of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is one of the best, weirdest pop-music stories we’ve heard in years. A Dutch teenager builds a rap beat out of an old Nine Inch Nails instrumental. An Atlanta teenager buys that beat and uses it to rap an unabashedly silly two-minute song about … More »

Watch Bad Bunny Perform “Mía” With Jimmy Fallon In A Puerto Rican Parade

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Bad-Bunny-on-FallonThere’s no real reason why every late-night musical performance has to look the same. Every once in a while, we’ll see an artist who finds a way to turn it into something special. And every once in an ever longer while, we’ll see someone completely disregard the visual language we’ve come to expect. That’s what … More »

25 Great EPs From 2018

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Best EPs Of 2018Every year, the parameters for this list get a little more specious. With the rise of streaming services and the decline of physical media, the distinctions between a 7″ and a 12″ have largely faded away. Today, everything is a “project” or a “collection” or (groan) a “playlist.” Artists are still releasing EPs in name, … More »

The Two Competing Dipset Reunions

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DipsetIn the past few days, an image has been showing up on my Twitter feed again and again: a poster of Roc Weekend 2004. The poster shows the entire roster of Roc-A-Fella records, just before Roc-A-Fella Records shattered into a million pieces. And that roster is a head-spinning thing. This was that Icarus … More »

Stream Black Thought & Salaam Remi’s New EP Streams Of Thought Vol. 2

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Black-Thought-Streams-Of-Thought-Vol-2A few months ago, Black Thought, longtime lead rapper for the Roots, released his first proper solo project. On his EP Streams Of Thought Vol. 1, Black Thought teamed up with veteran producer 9th Wonder and just rapped his ass off for five straight songs. And he wasn’t kidding about the “Vol. 1” … More »

Black Thought – “Rest In Power” Video

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Black ThoughtJay-Z is one of the executive producers of Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, a six-part documentary series that debuts on the Paramount Network next week. Black Thought recorded an original song for the series, “Rest In Power,” that addresses its subject matter: “In America, one tradition that lasts/ Is black blood woven into … More »

Black Thought Raps The Plot To The Jurassic Park Movies

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Black-Thought-on-Jurassic-ParkLately, the world has had plenty of chances to remember that the Roots’ Black Thought is a god-level rapper. There was the incredible Funkmaster Flex freestyle that Black Thought did last year. There was last week’s Streams Of Thought Vol. 1, the impressive collaborative EP with producer 9th Wonder. And then there was … More »

Stream Black Thought’s Solo Project Streams Of Thought Vol. 1

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black-thought-streams-of-thoughtBlack Thought has been a great rapper for many, many years. He’s a founding member of the Roots, whose debut album Organix turns 25 this year, and his precise and athletic delivery has always been a huge part of that group’s appeal. If you’ve ever seen the Roots live, you have seen Black Thought do … More »

Black Thought’s Funkmaster Flex Freestyle Is Incredible

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Black Thought can do a lot of things. He’s a key part of the greatest late-night house band in TV history. He’s been singing a lot lately. He just played a pimp on the HBO The Deuce, and he was good on it. But Black Thought made his name rapping like a motherfucker, and that’s … More »