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Video: Black Star & the Roots “You Already Knew” & “Little Brother” on Jimmy Fallon


Black Star (Talib Kweli & Yasien Bey)performed “You Already Knew” (above) and “Litte Brother” (below) with the help of the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night.


If you like interesting storys then visit Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s website to hear Questlove explain the late J. Dilla’s process when making the beat for “Little Brother” and how the song came about.

MP3: The Roots ft. Big K.R.I.T. “Make My”

MP3: The Roots Feat. Big K.R.I.T. – Make My

The Roots announced their new album Undun and premiered their first single Make My over on Okayplayer.com.
The melancholy song is produced by Khari Ferrari and features Big K.R.I.T.
I guess the new album is a short novel, and comes out December 6th on Def Jam Recordings.

Sinkane Makes Mix For Okay Africa

Columbus ex-pat and sometimey DW blogger Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane plays in Yeasayer. Before that he had stints with Caribou, Of Montreal and Born Ruffians.
He has made his hometown proud a zillion times over.
This time around Sinkane takes us on an audio trip to his other and original home Sudan, Africa with this eclectic mix created for Okay Africa’s Africa In Your Earbuds Series.

Please venture to Okay Player’s African wing, and read what Okay Africa had to say about Ahmed’s mix.
Then download it.

Video:Too Short, Booker T at the 2011 Roots Grammy Jam

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People are posting videos of the Roots 2011 Grammy Jam on that site’s message board. Above is video of Too Short, and Booker T getting down with the Roots.

Video:R. Kelly and the Roots Perform Ignition(Remix) & Step In the Name of Love

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Around the Holidays, I have a tradition. It’s called putting on a bathrobe, and listening to R. Kelly. Eventually after sipping  Silk Nog and Vodka, I get bold enough to send text messages offering backrubs and sex with a naked thug.

While this isn’t true, watching this R. Kelly and Roots performance from Fallon made  me decide I’m really wasting my life not doing such things.

I know its someone’s birthday somewhere.