The Roots

For the past eight years, the Obamas gave rap and Black music a place to call home.

The president and Mrs. Obama have shown their love for black art (and artists)—from poetry and spoken word to actors and singers— throughout this most historic presidency.

After receiving backlash for their choice to include comedian Bill Cosby’s work in one of their inaugural exhibitions, the Smithsonian has decided to feature information about the sexual allegations made against Cosby as part of the exhibit.

After receiving backlash for their choice to include comedian Bill Cosby’s work in one of their inaugural exhibitions, the Smithsonian has decided to feature information about the sexual allegations made against Cosby as part of the exhibit.

Rich Nichols, the legendary manager and producer behind Hip-Hop/Funk band The Roots, has died after a long battle with leukemia. He was 55 years old. Billboard reports: Nichols,…

In the 1980s, musicians only scratched the surface of what could be done with the music video. Michael Jackson set the standard and in the 1990s, everyone raced to match or surpass him.