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Is Outkast Better Than the Beatles? A Scientific Analysis

Photo: Daily Express/Theo Wargo (Getty Images) Social StudiesThe Root’s Social Studies is a daily, curated, one-stop shop for all the funny, relevant and important content that should be trending on social media. It started with a simple tweet from comedian Ron Funches (who at least one white person assumed was Questlove’s real name). Advertisement Of […]

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Kanye West Will Chronicle His Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Life in a Netflix Documentary 21 Years in the Making

Kanye West attends the WSJ Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards on November 6, 2019.Photo: Angela Weiss / AFP (Getty Images) Twenty-one years, twenty-one years… In his 2005 single “Gold Digger,” Kanye West lamented about the 18-year financial hold that child support has on a nigga to emphasize the length of time (“Eighteen years, eighteen years / […]

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Triller Network Acquires Verzuz, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland to Join Management Team

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland discussing a Verzuz event.Screenshot: Verzuz/YouTube It looks like it’s a case of owner money Verzuz executive money because creators Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have some huge news! According to Billboard, the streaming platform and global pandemic lockdown-era phenomenon has been acquired by Triller Network, which is the parent company of the […]

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The Black Messiah aka D’Angelo Made His Verzuz Debut to Close Out Black History Month and I’m Still Not Over It

D’Angelo performs at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on August 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) Y’all. I’m still not over it. No, seriously—I’m not. It’s been nearly 48 hours since the ever-elusive artist D’Angelo blessed us all with his “D’Angelo and Friends” Verzuz battle at the legendary […]

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VIDEO: Celebrating Moments of Peak Blackness from Some of Our Distinguished Nominees for 2021 Skippies

Even though we’ve already let you know who won our 2021 Skippies, that does not mean that the party has stopped. The Skippies are a lifestyle; it’s just different. With that in mind, and because we are a celebrationist outfit, we like to make sure that we provide as much backing information and as many […]

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Facebook Watch to Premiere New Black History Month Special Featuring Erykah Badu, Chance the Rapper, John Legend, and More

Image: Kayla Williams/ Beck Media In honor of Black History Month, on Tuesday, Facebook Watch will premiere Forward: The Future of Black Music, a new musical special that looks at the legacy, impact and future of Black music. Forward: The Future of Black Music, which comes from Jesse Collins Entertainment, will feature several dynamic pairs […]

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Soul Train Awards 2020: Y’all Thought the Hip Hop Awards Was the Only Show With a Cypher?!

Chanté Moore, PJ Morton, Stokley Williams and Shanice perform during the 2020 Soul Train Awards presented by BET. Photo: Leon Bennett/STA 2020/Getty Images for BET (Getty Images) Black Hollywood has awakened from its Thanksgiving weekend ‘itis-induced nap and prepared itself for yet another awards show! This time, it’s the Soul Train Awards, presented by BET. […]

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Erkyah Badu Will Open Up A Phone Line To Celebrate The Anniversary Of ‘But You Caint Use My Phone’

This Friday will mark five years since Erykah Badu shared her But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape with the world. The project arrived after a five-year hiatus following her 2010 New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) album. It was also dropped without the knowledge of her Universal label as she released it […]

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Erykah Badu Sits Down With Ebro Darden for Apple Music’s Inaugural Episode of The Message

Image: Apple Music If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that no one—and I mean absolutely no one—is exempt from its crazy, not even Grammy-award winning artist Erykah Badu. And that’s exactly why she’s teamed up with Apple Music’s Ebro Darden for the inaugural episode of its new series, The Message. Advertisement In a press […]

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BET Hip Hop Awards 2020: Y’all Know Why We’re Here—The Cyphers!

BET Hip Hop Awards 2020Screenshot: BET You in the virtual hood now, baby! The 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards debuted on Tuesday night and we’re here to give you that awards show scoop. Advertisement The hosts of the night were 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean), who coupled their hosting duties […]

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Teyana Taylor, HER, Erykah Badu, And Brandy Lay Some R&B Bars In Their 2020 BET Hip-Hop Award Cypher

Led by the hilarious hosting talents that are The 85 South Show’s DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller, and Chico Bean, the BET Hip-Hop Awards unveiled a night filled with entertainment from not only from the hosts but the trademark hip-hop cyphers as well. The night began with the Political Cypher from Polo G, Jack Harlow, […]

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