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The Roots: When The People Cheer x … And Then You Shoot Your Cousin [Artwork]


The Roots crew is back in full effect! Here is the first single, “When The People Cheer,” from their upcoming 13th studio album …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, dropping May 20th. Listen to the track below and check the wonderful artwork which is a mixed media collage on board by Romare Bearden (1911-1988). Read More »

The Roots: When The People Cheer


The Roots are back with When The People Cheer which is the first joint we’re hearing from their next album And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. This is going to be another concept album from the Philly crew and from what OkayPlayer was saying it’s supposed to be an anti-rap opera LP. Enjoy this joint and let me know what ... Read More »

Just Released Today [09/17]


It’s tuesday folks so get you paypal account or credit card ready to support some good music! Today in stores is the new Maybach Music compilation Selfmade Vol. 3, the Detroit super-group Clear Soul Forces dropped Gold PP7 and you are now able to enjoy Spectac & Amiri‘s Soul Beautiful on wax. I also highly recommend to check out the ... Read More »

Kanye West: Bound 2 (With The Roots & Carlie Wilson) [Live On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon]


Yeezus made an unannounced appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and performed “Bound 2″ alongside Charlie Wilson and the legendary Roots. Remember to order some tickets this friday if you wanna see Kanye live on his Yeezus tour. Read More »

Malik B & Mr. Green: Definition


It’s no secret that Mr. Green is a maestro behind the boards, but the man is carving out a niche as a producer who can breathe new life into the careers of rappers. Following his critically acclaimed work with former Outsidaz members Pacewon & Young Zee, Mr. Green is now collaborating with another underappreciated East Coast emcee from the 90′s – Malik B. Green ... Read More »

Meek Mill: Levels, Dreams & Nightmare Live with The Roots

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Meek Mill stopped by the Penn’s landing area for a surprise performance at the Festival Pier as a part of the 6th Annual Roots Picnic. Props to Spike Jordan on the video. Read More »

Combat Jack TV With Black Thought [Video]


On their first episode with Complex TV, the Combat Jack crew sits down with Black Thought of The Roots! Nobody does real talk like Combat Jack. Reggie Ossé aka Combat Jack is a former rap industry attorney, media executive, author, and host of Combat Jack’s Daily Mathematics internet radio show. In the premiere episode of Complex TV’s Combat Jack show, ... Read More »

Most Anticipated Hip Hop Albums of 2013


Kevin: So what will 2013 have in store for us? Hopefully more great Hip Hop! Very little has been announced as of yet, but I was able to come up with a Top 10 list of what is supposed to drop this year. Three of the albums on my list were actually on last year’s list as well, as they ... Read More »

Freqnik & WDRE x The Roots: Don’t Say Nuthin’ Crime Funk Remix

Freqnik & WDRE‘s “Don’t Say Nuthin‘” Crime Funk Remix is nothing short of Certified fresH. As a matter of fact I have yet to hear something from Freqnik & WDRE that I didn’t fuck with, definitely the truth. Just hit play and enjoy. Read More »

KN Anniversary: The Roots – Phrenology 10th Anniversary

If there was ever a case to be made for pushing the boundaries of Hip Hop consistently, The Legendary Roots Crew should always be in the discussion.  No strangers to experimentation, they’ve taken the unorthodox route [musically] without any hesitation on all their albums. And in 2002, that looked to be the same as they released Phrenology to the world. ... Read More »

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