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‘Hip Hop Squares’ Preview: MTV2 Taps Common, Mac Miller, Amber Rose & More for Game Show — Video

"Where will you be," asks MTV2 in the exclusive clip provided to The BoomBox below, "when a party becomes a game show?" The network is talking about "Hip Hop Squares," a reboot of the classic "Hollywood Squares" show set to premiere May 22

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Dick Clark Dead: Entertainers React to Famed Music Host’s Passing at 82

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D’Angelo ‘Black Hole Sun’ Cover: Questlove Says It’s ‘Old’

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On Monday (Jan. 2), a new D'Angelo track hit the 'net, an auspicious sign for the the new year.

The song was a cover of 'Black Hole Sun,' a hit single by '90's grunge band Soundgarden, which was rumored to have been recorded by D'Angelo in 2010, and would be appearing on his forthcoming third album.

However, longtime D'Angelo collaborator Ques

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Betty Wright: Lil Wayne Has ‘Total Recall,’ LP Is a ‘Movie’

If Betty Wright comes off as no-nonsense, abrupt even, she's not in a rush to apologize about it. "When I'm in recording sessions, I'm real good for saying, 'Child, y'all are going to have to slow that down,'" muses the 57-year-old soul singer-songwriter-producer. "I have to be honest and real. That's just me." Maybe s

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Questlove: Michele Bachmann Controversy Not Worth It

As The Boombox previously reported, much-loved drummer Questlove and the Roots gave Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann a sly tribute on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' last week. As detailed in

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The Roots Say ‘Undun’ Taught ‘Patience,’ TV ‘Made Us Better’

The concept album. It's a nebulous, musical roll-of-the-dice that can garner both awe-inspiring returns -- Marvin Gaye's genius 1971 protest statement 'What's Going On' -- and laughable, self-indulgent-plagued scorn -- Garth Brook's 1999 laughable, Ziggy Stardust-biting 'The Life of Chris Gaines.' K

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The Roots: Michele Bachmann Says ‘Fallon’ Song Is ‘Sexist’

Monday night (Nov. 21), the Roots got themselves involved in a bit of a scandal when they chose to perform Fishbone's 'Lyin Ass Bitch' as Republican pundit Michele Bachmann walked onstage to sit down with Jimmy Fallon on his 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' show. Now Bachmann is speaking out about the incident, which she didn't even realize was taking place as she made her way on set.

"I think the point is if that

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Rakim Performs With Roots for ‘Paid in Full’ 25th Anniversary

When Rakim took the stage at New York City's Blue Note Jazz Club on Wednesday night (June 22), to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his masterful 1986 album 'Paid in Full,' he brought the Roots along for the ride, tapping the esteemed band to assist him in taki

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Photosynthesis With D-Nice: A History of Hip-Hop Photography

Derrick Jones has never lost his appreciation for the music he has been a part of since he was a teen. Known to most as D-Nice, he's parlayed his trusted status as a lifelong member of the hip-hop community into a flourishing career in photography, finding exclusive opportunities to capture his subjects -- mainly fellow rappers and R&B stars -- at their most candid, and most at ease.

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Questlove Curates Fourth of July Jam, the Roots to Headline

Having just completed their fourth annual Roots Picnic, the hardest working band in show biz, the Roots, have been announced as the headliners of the "largest free concert in America": Philly's Fourth of July Jam.

Drawing over 500,000 att

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