By Bad Seed
By B4D B0YZ 420
The Roots make a welcome return to London on Friday, 19th August 2011 for their first headline show in 2 years. After 25 years of driven Hip Hop creativity that has delivered to a devoted global community, there is nowhere these Roots don’t reach, including some amazing collaborations. One critic defined Philadelphia’s favourite politically motivated hip hop/funk/jazz collective as “cold eyed Hip Hop existentialism”. Having said, “London holds a very special places in our hearts. It was our home base from the summer of 1994 until the summer of 1995 and has proven to be a consistent source of inspiration both musically and socially across the years. We’ve missed the town profoundly and we’re really looking forward to what we think of as a homecoming” Feelings, thoughts and politics are the backbone of The Roots, we can use the love and smooth rhythmical healing to a post-riot London. Welcome home-boys! Winkball citizen video reporter’s bopped to the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, to collect the ecstatic video reviews from the Old and the Nu Skool Headz.-WinkBall talks to The Roots fans
Official music video for the track Solo by Iyaz.
Official music video for the track Pass Out by Tinie Tempah. This is the debut track from the British rapper. The music video is focused around Tinie Tempah rapping and Labrinth, who sings the chorus, coming into the shot. Tim Bown, the director of the video, said in the behind-the-scenes video that they were trying to create graphical elements, including laser-cut props.