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Honda Presents ’16 Bars’ LIVE: Black Thought Rocks the Mic at Exclusive Event

For the first 16 Bars LIVE event, we enlisted Black Thought of the legendary Roots crew. Renown as one of the best technical MCs ever, Thought got a chance to show off his virtuosity with a high-energy set inspired by the music of James Brown.

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Questlove Pens Heartfelt Tribute To Late Manager Richard Nichols

The Roots' Questlove pens heartfelt tribute to the group's longtime manager and svengali, Richard Nichols, who tragically passed away after battling leukemia.

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The Roots’ Manager Richard Nichols Dies, Music Industry Reacts

The Roots' longtime manager Richard Nichols has died. Rappers and R&B singers send heartfelt condolences on Twitter.

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Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran + More Rock 2014 Philly 4th of July Jam

Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran and more celebrated America with great performances at the 2014 Philly 4th of July Jam.

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The Roots Rap About Harry Potter on ‘Tonight Show’ [Video]

A good rapper can rap about anything. Black Thought of the Roots proves this on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.' The talented MC took on an unlikely hip-hop subject Wednesday night (June 18) -- spitting about boy wizard Harry Potter.

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Top Hip-Hop Songs of 2014 (So Far)

As we swerve into the summer we look at the hottest hip-hop songs of the year thus far.

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Dave Chappelle Taps Nas, the Roots, Erykah Badu & More for Radio City Music Hall Shows

Ever since Dave Chappelle released the doc 'Block Party' in 2005, he's been heavily associated with hip-hop, so it makes total sense that he would recruit some of the game's biggest rappers and singers to join him onstage once more.

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The Roots Get Philosophical in ‘Never’ Video

The Roots release the newest visual for 'Never,' a track featured on their new album, '...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.'

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G-Unit Reunites, Nas Relives ‘Illmatic,’ Nicki Minaj Performs at Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014 [EXCLUSIVE]

Rapper 50 Cent reunited with G-Unit, Nas relived 'Illmatic' and Nicki Minaj performed with Drake and Wayne at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2014.

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The Roots Perform ‘Never’ With A-Trak on ‘Tonight Show’ [VIDEO]

The Roots performed their haunting track 'Never' on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on Tuesday (May 20).

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