Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter

  • Music

    June 10, 2010

    Chiddy Bang Talk the Hip-Hop Talk

    Can the teenage rap duo live up to it?

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Jimmy Fallon: Savior of Hip Hop?

      For some reason, when ?uestlove announced in November that The Roots would cease touring and become the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, there was minor outrage. "Black Thought opening for Jimmy Fallon every night is the cultural equivalent of Miles Davis playing his horn on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Posthumous J Dilla record out in June

    A 25-track disc comprised of beats made by the late J Dilla is "dropping" (that's hip-hop for "being released") June 2 on Nature Sounds. Dilla was a much-heralded producer who gained fame in the late '80s with the group Slum Village. Many credit him for helping to place Detroit on the hip-hop map, b ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007


    The Roots

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    October 28, 2004

    The Principals of It

    The Roots at the tipping point