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  • Cover of Manager Of The Roots Rich Nichols Reportedly Passes Away [Update: The Roots Release Official Statement]
    According to several artists via Twitter, The Roots' manager Rich Nichols has passed away, although the details remain muddled.
  • Cover of Jay Z & The Roots To Perform At Global Citizen Festival
    This year's Global Citizen Festival has announced a pretty strong line-up, consisting of headliners Jay Z and The Roots, as well as Tiesto and No Doubt, there seems to be a little something for everybody.
  • Cover of Shots Reportedly Fired Outside Hollywood Nightclub Following 2014 BET Awards
    After a successful night of performances and awards at the 2014 BET Awards, things went south just hours later, during an after party. TMZ reports this morning that shots were fired at Hollywood's celebrity-filled Supper Club.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: June 1
    Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" is about to begin a summer takeover, if the Billboard charts are any indication. The rapper's lead single from The New Classic reached new heights this week, as it obtained the #1 spot on the Hot 100, making it Iggy's first #1 single.
  • Cover of Stream The Roots' New Album "…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin"
    Earlier today we received a stream for Michael Jackson's latest piece of work, Xscape, and this afternoon another album stream has been released, this one for The Roots' new concept album …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. 
  • Cover of The Roots Reveal Cover Art For "And Then You Shoot Your Cousin" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    The Roots will soon have another concept album under the belt, with And Then You Shoot Your Cousin scheduled for a May 20th release.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande Among Performers At The Roots' 4th Of July Jam
    The Roots are known for their annual picnics, the 2014 edition of which will be going down May 31st. Action Bronson, Janelle Monáe, A$AP Ferg, Jhené Aiko, Just Blaze, Rudimental, Araabmuzik, and Biz Markie, will be making appearances at that show, but the group have now announced another Philly-
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Says She's Going Back To Her Hip-Hop Roots
    Nicki Minaj has been busy promoting the new film "The Other Woman", in which she has a role alongside Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann. Nicki Minaj attended the movie premiere last night in California (the film hits theatres on April 25th), and she's also been doing interviews for the flick.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: April 5 - April 11
    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
  • Cover of Roots Picnic 2014 Announce Snoop Dogg, Jhene Aiko, Action Bronson & More To Perform
    The annual Roots Picnic is going down this year at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 31. The seventh annual event has announced the performers lined up today. Of course the Roots will be headlining, alongside Snoopp Dogg.
  • Cover of Black Thought Discusses Upcoming Roots Concept Album
    It's been a while since we've seen a full release from The Roots, the latest being Undun which was released in 2011, but far from disappearing during the interim, The Roots are more visible than ever, as they have appeared playing for numerous functions and The Late Show.
  • Cover of Questlove To Appear On "Law & Order: SVU" ... As A Corpse
    You read it right, folks - Questlove, The Roots' resident percussionist, historian and DJ, will play the role of a murder victim on an upcoming episode of police procedural drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which stars veteran emcee Ice-T.
  • Cover of Drake Previews OVO x Roots Canada Varsity Jackets
    Drake has worked on many OVO-themed articles of clothing and accessories over the past year, as his October's Very Own imprint and movement continue to grow with his career.
  • Cover of Shots Fired During Nipsey Hussle Concert [Update: Nipsey Releases Official Statement Denying Involvement]
    As broken by AllHipHop, the Chicago stop on Nipsey Hussle's ongoing "Proud 2 Pay" tour took a violent turn when shots were fired near his tour bus. It's also been reported that Nipsey's friend and collaborator Rimpau was stabbed in the chest and taken to hospital with a punctured lung.
  • Cover of DJ Khaled's Insane Sneaker Room
    Dj Khaled had shown off his "Bel Air" Jordan 5s, infrared 3Lab5, and most notably; the "White/Infrared" Jordan 6 yesterday. Those crispy looking infrared 6s really got us looking forward to the February 15th release date.
  • Cover of Drake Showing Off His Nice Jumpshot To Kevin Durant
    A lot of rappers claim they were basketball studs and had more than simply ambitions to play pro or college, but say they had a real chance.  With his new album dropping in a couple weeks, Drake has been working on his game, and his jumper is looking surprisingly nice. You might recall, that in his youth, Drizzy port
  • Cover of 14-Year-Old Opens Fire At Teyana Taylor’s Chaotic 4th Of July Cookout In Manhattan
    As reported by the New York Post, it seems there was a mild shooting at Harlem rapper Teyana Taylor's 4th of July party, which she hosted in Morningside Park, a public space in the northern portion of Manhattan. 
  • Cover of Elvis Costello & The Roots Announce Collaborative "Wise Up Ghost" LP
    Although there have been earlier reports on this project, The Roots have officially announced a new collaborative album with English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello. For those who haven't heard, it's called Wise Up Ghost and is scheduled for release on September 17th via Blue Note Records.
  • Cover of Chris Brown & Tank Talk About "Shots Fired" Collaboration and Being Patient With Women
    Chris Brown and Tank recently teamed up for Tank's new banger "Shots Fired." The single, which seems to be gaining more and more momentum since its release, is also getting the visual treatment.
  • Cover of Questlove & Stephen Starr To Open New Restaurant In NYC
    The Roots artist Questlove is trying his hand at a new venture, although one he's very passionate about: food. The Phildelphia native regularly keeps fans updated on Twitter with his latest meal during his travels, and has now turned his knowledge of good food into a business.
  • Cover of J. Cole & The Roots To Perform At Philadelphia's 4th Of July Jam
    As reported by HipHopDX, J. Cole, The Roots, Ne-Yo, Jill Scott and John Mayer will be headlining Philadelphia's free 4th of July Jam at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Cover of 10 Best Jump Shooters In The NBA
    The NBA has undergone a transformation of sorts over the past five years, as defenses have elected to more often clog heavy in the lane and force offenses to hit jumpers, so more than ever a pure jump shot is a valuable asset.  
  • Cover of R. Prophet Says Cops Treated Him Like A Slave During His Arrest
    More details have come in concerning R. Prophet's arrest on 4/20. As we reported, the Nappy Roots member was tasered, pepper sprayed and arrested on 4/20. Now  we get both sides of the story, as Prophet has told TMZ his version of events, which is different than that of the police.
  • Cover of Nappy Roots' Rapper R. Prophet Tasered, Pepper Sprayed & Arrested On 4/20
    We heard about Snoop Dogg's problems on 4/20 over the weekend, with the rapper's party celebrating the day getting shut down by the cops. Now, more news comes in about 4/20 debacles, this time involving Nappy Roots rapper R. Prophet.
  • Cover of Black Thought Recalls Short Lived Beef With Nas, Considered Slapping Him
    The Roots are not generally the types to be involved in beef. The Philly group have been working in the hip hop scene for two decades and have been able to steer clear of the feuds that many rappers end up engaging in.
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