Believe it or not, the Notorious B.I.G. and The Roots had beef back in the days. Unfortunately, the Philadelphia group couldn't patch things up with the late rapper before his untimely death in March 1997. Drummer Questlove detailed his Biggie story during an episode of the Juan Epstein podcast…
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.
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.
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.