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The kid rapper's city is plagued by youth violence. Why would a music site film him at a gun range?
by Akoto Ofori-Atta onJune 27, 2012
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May 17, 2012
The Root Recommends: A legendary game show's hip-hop brother.
by Brett Johnson onFebruary 26, 2012
Pianist Robert Glasper blends different genres to create accessible music for a new generation.
by Julie Walker onFebruary 2, 2012
The multifaceted entertainer wants to be "one of the greats" in the film world. Is he on his way?
by Rhome Anderson onDecember 20, 2011
On his new album, he's having trouble living up to his own reputation as a mature rapper.
by Lynette Holloway onDecember 20, 2011
She called Common "brilliant" and said that she would not be divided from him.
December 1, 2011
For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we look at some of our community's famous activists.
November 25, 2011
The Root Recommends: The latest work by Chicago hip-hop artist Common.
by Akoto Ofori-Atta onNovember 18, 2011
With the sequel to My Life, Mary J. Blige reminds us why her throne is really the one to watch.
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