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Musical Greats Discuss Influence of PBS' Landmark Talk Show 'Soul!'

Talk show “Soul!” aired on PBS during the late-’60s and early-’70s. As singer Lalah Hathaway says in a retrospective on the show’s impact, “It was for us, by us.”

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Questlove and Prince Estate Team Up for Orchestral Tribute

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince will visit 33 cities in September and October.

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Kennedy Center Lauches Hip Hop Culture Council

Q-Tip will lead the charge to develop more hip hop-centered programming at the Washington D.C. cultural institution.

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Questlove Launches #WrinkleChallenge to Send Kids to Ava DuVernay's New Film

He encouraged people to donate to Give a Child the Universe, a new initiative from Color of Change and AMC Theatres that aims to send children to see “A Wrinkle in Time.”

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WATCH: Soulquarians' Story Comes to Life in New Animated Short

See how Questlove, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo and a host of other Black musicians came together to develop a new sonic blueprint for hip hop and R&B in the late ’90s. 

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The Roots Partner with Amazon for Two Children's Shows

One of the series, the animated “South Street Sounds,” follows three friends who form a band in a neighborhood saturated by music—similar to The Roots’ own origin on Philadelphia’s South Street.

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Solange and TV on the Radio Pay Tribute to Prince

The singer-songwriter and rock band joined Questlove, Sheila E. and more at Yale University for a conference on Prince and David Bowie.

Department of Homeland Security Investigating Leslie Jones Hack was hacked to include personal information and nude photos of the “SNL” star.

Questlove Offers 40 Reasons Why Prince Helped Pioneer Hip-Hop

What’s your favorite reason? 

Madonna's Prince Tribute Draws (Hilarious) Criticism

BET even took aim at Madonna’s tribute to the Purple One at the Billboard Music Awards. 

Questlove Talks Prince's Philanthropy On 'Fresh Air'

The Roots’ drummer and producer spoke at length with host Terry Gross about Prince, “The Tonight Show” and his new book, “Something To Food About.”

Black Artists Pay Tribute To Prince

From Spike Lee’s block party to Erykah Badu’s lengthy Facebook tribute, see how some of your favorite musicians and artists honored The Purple One’s passing. 

RIP: Celebrate Phife Dawg's Life With These Classic Verses

The 45-year-old founding member of “A Tribe Called Quest” died today.

WATCH: National Broadcast Premiere of 'BadDDD Sonia Sanchez' Tonight!

The documentary about the heralded writer, activist and educator will air on World Channel tonight at 8 p.m. ET

#TBT: Celebrate D'Angelo's B-Day With These Stunning Live Performances

The R&B pioneer turns 42 today. 

Hip-Hop Nation Pays Respects to Big Kap

The influential DJ died at the age of 45 from undisclosed causes. 

Questlove, Patrisse Cullors and Many More Share Their 2015 Favorites

We asked a bunch of our favorite activists, filmmakers, musicians, writers and comedians what they watched, listened to and read throughout the year. Check out our mammoth-but-fascinating rundown of the music, TV shows, films, books, visual art and viral videos they loved.

D'Angelo's Anti-Police Violence Plea Turned Into a Stark Hoodie

The hoodie features part of the chorus of “The Charade” in a chalk outline on the back. 

Questlove Documents His Musical Experience In Havana

The musical savant goes to Cuba and taps intot its rich artistic culture.

Spike Lee Testifies About D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah'

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