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Producer Hit-Boy Reflects on the Impact of DMX, Other Influential Artists on 10 Songs That Made Me

Photo: Theo Wargo (Getty Images) In case you haven’t heard Spotify’s 10 Songs That Made Me, you’re missing your blessing. In their latest Music + Talk show, they’ve created a unique listening experience by allowing influential tastemakers and creatives to reflect on the 10 songs that’ve left a tremendous impact on each of their lives. […]

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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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Ronnie Long Spent 44 Years in Prison for a Crime He Didn’t Commit. The State Believes That’s Worth $750,000. Long Says That’s Not Nearly Enough

This undated photo provided by the Concord Police Department shows Ronnie Long. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, the pardons of five men, including Long, convicted of crimes he believes they did not commit. Photo: Concord Police Department (AP) In 1976, Ronnie Long was accused of raping a white woman and […]

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Are You ‘Just Kickin’ It’ ‘Right Here’ at Home for SWV Verzuz Xscape This May?

SWV, top, perform onstage during Finding Ashley Stewart 2018 on September 15, 2018; Xscape performs onstage at the 31st Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 21, 2018.Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Ashley Stewart (Getty Images), Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ASCAP (Getty Images) Well, it looks like Mother’s Day weekend plans are sealed! […]

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The Root Presents, Role Call: A Black Entertainment Roundup Joint

George C. Wolfe George C. Wolfe attends “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” premiere at SVA Theater on April 18, 2017, in New York City.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images) George C. Wolfe, the director behind Netflix’s acclaimed film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, will be adapting Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon for Playground Entertainment and Freemantle. […]

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So I Guess Square, Inc. Had Dinner With Jay-Z and Is Now Acquiring a Majority Stake in Tidal

Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation; Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill.Photo: Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File (AP), Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP, File (AP) Yes, I’m about […]

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T.I. and Tiny Sued for Defamation Amid Sexual Assault Claims; T.I. Was Never Slated to Return for Ant-Man 3

T.I. and Tameka “Tiny” Harris attend 2019 Black Music Honors on September 05, 2019.Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Black Music Honors (Getty Images) Warning: This story contains details that are graphic and may be triggering for survivors of sexual assault. The ongoing claims against T.I. (born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.) and Tiny Harris (born Tameka […]

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Lawyer Alleges T.I. and Tiny Drugged, Assaulted and Kidnapped Several Women; Calls on Authorities to Investigate

Photo: Frederic J. Brown (Getty Images) Warning: This story contains details that are graphic and may be triggering for survivors of sexual assault.  The disturbing allegations of sexual assault against T.I. and his wife Tiny Harris that emerged on social media recently have now escalated into detailed accusations that the couple have raped, drugged and […]

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That’s How I Beat Lamar Odom: Former Child Star Aaron Carter to Fight Ex-NBA Player In Celebrity Boxing Match

Photo: Christopher Polk (Getty Images) The early 2000s are a bit of a blur to me. After graduating high school and fucking off a year of my life in a Walgreen’s photo lab, I joined the military as the ’90s drew to a close. So between getting barked on by drill sergeants, bouncing around the […]

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T.I. and Tiny Deny ‘Egregious’ Sexual Abuse Allegations, Threaten to Sue

Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP (Getty Images) You may have gotten wind of some allegations that have been swirling across the internet about Atlanta-based rapper T.I. (whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr.) and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris. Sabrina Peterson, reportedly a former friend of the Harris family, shared a post on Instagram earlier this week […]

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Did Timbaland Come and Talk to Us to Tease Jodeci for a Future Verzuz?

Jodeci Diary of a Mad Band album cover; Verzuz logo Screenshot: YouTube Have y’all been feenin’ for Verzuz ever since it ended? As Netflix’s Strong Black Lead editorial and brand manager and 2020 The Root 100 honoree Jasmyn Lawson told us, “I’ve loved every moment that we, as a community, have been able to come […]

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T.I. Just Gave Some Wildly Stupid Advice About How to Beat COVID

Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Netflix/Allied Integrated Marketing (Getty Images) Now more than ever, some dudes need to be reminded that shutting the hell up is not only free but a wonderful exercise—particularly if you don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about. Advertisement Such is the case with rapper and professional dubious advice-giver Clifford Harris […]

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Killer Mike to Receive the Inaugural Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Killer Mike speaks onstage at the REVOLT X AT&T 3-Day Summit on October 25, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for REVOLT (Getty Images) The Billboard Music Awards will present its inaugural Change Maker Award, and the first-ever recipient will be Killer Mike. The award, which honors an “artist or group that speaks […]

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T.I. Charged by the SEC for Investment Fraud Using Social Media, Has to Pay $75,000 in Civil Penalties

Photo: Robin L Marshall (Getty Images) Days after he hopped on Instagram to tell people to use “all the money” they’ve gotten from the government during COVID-19 to buy property, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed that Atlanta rapper and frequent bloviator T.I. will have to pay the government a fat sum of […]

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Is T.I.’s Rap Career On The Same Level as Jay Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne? A Discussion

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) On the heels of a social media back and forth between T.I. and 50 Cent about who would win in a Verzuz battle—probably a more even matchup than either of them wants to admit; neither has made much music worth listening to in the past decade—T.I. went on Big Boy’s […]

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