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 »

Watch John Prine Play The Tonight Show With The Roots & Jimmy Fallon

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John-Prine-on-The-Tonight-ShowEarlier this year, the songwriting legend John Prine came back with the new album The Tree Of Forgiveness, on which he shows why so many of his peers have revered him for so long. One of the songs from The Tree Of Forgiveness is “When I Get To Heaven,” a wry vision of … More »

Twenty One Pilots May Not Be For You (Because They’re For Everyone)

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Twenty One PilotsIn 2015, Twenty One Pilots were the biggest band you’ve never heard of. By the end of the following year, they were the biggest band, period. More »

Watch Lil Wayne Talk Tha Carter V, Perform “Dedicate” With The Roots On Fallon

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Lil-Wayne-on-FallonDuring his long exile from his recording career, Lil Wayne became a frequent guest on sports talk shows, to the point where Skip Bayless now looks like one of his best friends. But Lil Wayne is now, finally, back in the business of releasing music. Last week, Wayne finally got out of his legal entanglements … More »

Watch Meek Mill Talk Prison Reform, Perform “Dangerous” On Fallon

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Meek-Mill-on-FallonMeek Mill has been playing a double role since he was released from prison back in April. He’d been in prison based on a pretty ridiculous probation violation, and his sentence — two to four years after a couple of minor violations — brought a whole lot of attention to how ridiculous the … 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 »

Watch Ariana Grande Sing “No Tears Left To Cry” With The Roots On Nintendo Labo Instruments

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Ariana-Grande-Jimmy-Fallon-and-The-RootsJimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show has a regular segment in which Fallon, his house band the Roots, and whatever famous guest he has that night will play one of the guest’s songs on toy classroom instruments. It’s usually both cute and fun, which is something that Fallon’s Tonight Show so often goes for and so rarely … More »

Ariana Grande Talks New Album Sweetener And Sings Goth-Rock Kendrick In Fallon Takeover

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Ariana Grande season is basically here. Grande has recorded a new album with Max Martin and Pharrell, and while she hasn’t yet announced anything as concrete as a release date, the charm offensive has already begun. Grande has released the very good first single “No Tears Left To Cry,” and she’s droppedMore »

Watch Offset, Metro Boomin, The Roots, & Ric Flair Do “Ric Flair Drip” On The Tonight Show

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Last year, 21 Savage, Migos member Offset, and star producer Metro Boomin all got together to record the collaborative album Without Warning. But the breakout hit from the album was one of the Offset solo tracks, “Ric Flair Drip.” Last month, the real Ric Flair turned up in the “Ric Flair Drip” video, … More »