The Roots feat. Bilal – It Ain’t Fair (Tiny Desk Concert) [Video]

Can you believe it? Yes, those are The Roots packed behind the Tiny Desk. Black Thought, Questlove and the crew carved out a few hours in their hectic Tonight Show schedule to visit NPR headquarters in Washington D.C. Why travel four hours for a 12-minute concert when you own the late-night airwaves? The answer can be found in the lyrics to The Roots’ new song, “It Ain’t Fair.” Armed with the incredible vocalist Bilal, The Roots performed the signature track from Detroit, a film about the race riots in 1967. “It Ain’t Fair” glares unflinchingly, takes a knee and raises a fist against the societal construct that has systematically denied equality of experience to those “presumed inferior,” to quote one of Bilal’s verses. And it achieves all this while covering its heart with its right hand. This reflective hymn tenderly yanks your heart strings and offers a window into the ethos of those who would like to stand for the flag but cannot in good principle, lest these same evils continue to exist. Those lucky enough to be in the Tiny Desk audience witnessed masters at work. Black Thought is truly one of the most intelligent emcees ever, and his razor-sharp lyricism was on full display. Questlove, a musical and cultural historian nonpareil, was both a metronomical and moral anchor. It felt like the culmination of decades of academic rigor and boom-bap sessions, fittingly backed by a seven-piece horn section. Bilal’s falsetto-laced vocals and warm resonance evoked powerful messaging reminiscent

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The Roots feat. Bilal – It Ain’t Fair [Audio]

The Roots and Bilal team up for a new song titled “It Ain’t Fair”. Taken from the “Detroit” movie soundtrack. “This song is the slow burning fire inside all of our souls,” Roots drummer Questlove tells Rolling Stone. “Watching the movie [Detroit] clearly shows that life in 1967 isn’t that much different in 2017 or 1897 for that matter. We wanted to hit many a bird with one stone: Humanize the pain, confusion and sadness. But also express the overdue anger. Not only to the powers that be but also to those on the sideline that can afford to turn the other way because it doesn’t effect them at the moment.” Press play on “It Ain’t Fair” below.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 05.12.16

Da More Fire Monday – The Correct Flava To Start Your Week Host: DJ P.R. Today we kick things off with some holiday-themed tunes to get you in the right mood for X-Mas. Press play or hit the download button and enjoy. Record Of The Day: Usher – Wait For It Playlist Kanye West feat. Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Vado, Cyhi Da Prynce, Pusha-T, Musiq Soulchild, Teyana Taylor & Big Sean – Christmas In Harlem 1982, Kali, Reks, JFK, Statik Selektah & Teyana Taylor – Christmas In Boston Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’ Run DMC – Christmas In Hollis Jim Jones feat. Stack Bundles & JR Writer – Ballin On X-Mas R. Kelly – Christmas Lovin’ **Record Of The Day** Usher – Wait For It De La Soul feat. Usher – Greyhounds The Roots feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson – Who Tells Your Story Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc – Wrote My Way Out A Tribe Called Quest feat. Busta Rhymes, Jack White & Elton John – Solid Wall Of Sound Common feat. Bilal – Joy & Peace Mac Miller feat. Anderson. Paal – Dang! NxWorries – Best One NxWorries – Kutle Download here (right click and save as…)

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TrackBlasters Radio: 18.11.16

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Today’s show includes loads of new music from the likes of ATCQ, The Cool Kids, Common, Nas, Termanology, ASAP Mob, Usher, The Weeknd and John Legend. Press play and enjoy. Happy Friday, ya’ll! Record Of The Day: Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc – Wrote My Way Out Playlist A Tribe Called Quest feat. Busta Rhymes & Consequence – Mobius The Cool Kids – Connect 4 Common feat. Bilal – Joy And Peace The Game – The Soundtrack The Game – Savage Lifestyle A Tribe Called Quest feat. Kendrick Lamar – Conrad Tokyo **Record Of The Day** Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc – Wrote My Way Out Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad feat. Method Man – Bulletproof Love Termanology feat. Joey Bada$$ – Top Shotta Joey Bada$$ – Front & Center ASAP Mob feat. ASAP Rocky & Skepta – Put That On My Set De La Soul feat. Usher – Greyhounds Usher – Wait For It The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – I Feel It Coming John Legend feat. Chance The Rapper – Penthouse Floor The Weeknd – Party Monster Download here (right click and save as…)

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TrackBlasters Radio: 14.11.16

Da More Fire Monday – The Correct Flava To Start Your Week Host: DJ P.R. Heatrock after heatrock – you know the motto! Rest in Peace, Ol’ Dirty. Record Of The Day: A Tribe Called Quest – We The People… Playlist A Tribe Called Quest feat. Busta Rhymes & Katia Cadet – The Donald The Game – I Grew Up On Wu-Tang Common feat. Bilal – Home Danny Brown feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt – Really Doe KXNG Crooked – RoboCop Went Pop **Record Of The Day** A Tribe Called Quest – We The People… Therman Munsin feat. Roc Marciano – Frivolous Wardrobe Action Bronson feat. Big Body Bes – Durag Vs. Headband Termanology feat. Saigon – Were Both Wrong A Tribe Called Quest – The Space Program **ODB Tribute** Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Hippa To Da Hoppa Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Nigga Please Wu-Tang Clan feat. Snoop Dogg – Conditioner Ol’ Dirty Bastard feat. GZA – Damage Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Shimmy Shimmy Ya Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Brooklyn Zoo Ol’ Dirty Bastard feat. Kelis – Got Your Money Download here (right click and save as…)

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TrackBlasters Radio: 09.11.16

Da Wednesday Underground Flava – Underground & Old School Tunes Non-Stop Host: DJ P.R. Heatrock after heatrock! Press play and enjoy. Oh, I almost forgot. Fuck Donald Trump! Record Of The Day: ASAP TyY – Trump Playlist YG feat. Nipsey Hussle – FTD YG feat. G-Eazy & Macklemore – FTD (Part 2) **Record Of The Day** ASAP TyY – Trump CZARFACE – CZAR Wars Danny Brown feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt – Really Doe Danny Brown – Ain’t It Funny Russ – Psycho (Pt. 2) Common feat. Syd & Bilal – A Bigger Picture Called Free Isaiah Rashad feat. SZA – Stuck In The Mud Mac Miller feat. Kendrick Lamar – God Is Fair The Game – Young Ni**as De La Soul feat. Estelle & Pete Rock – Memorey Of… (US) Mick Jenkins – The Healing Component ASAP Mob feat. ASAP Rocky & Skepta – Put That On My Set **Throwback** Willie Hutch – Brother’s Gonna Work It Out Naughty By Nature – Everythings Gonna Be Alright Download here (right click and save as…)

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TrackBlasters Radio: 07.11.16

Da More Fire Monday – The Correct Flava To Start Your Week Host: DJ P.R. Heatrock after heatrock – you know the motto! Record Of The Day: The Game – Savage Lifestyle Playlist Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad feat. Method Man – Bulletproof Love CZARFACE – Two In The Chest Grafh – Rah Rah Common feat. Bilal – Home ASAP Mob feat. ASAP Nast & Onyx – Nasty’s World **Record Of The Day** The Game – Savage Lifestyle YG – One Time Comin’ KXNG Crooked – Next The Game – The Juice Chris Brown feat. Kendrick Lamar – Autumn Leaves Curse – Herbstwind (Teil 1, 2, 3) Common feat. PJ – Unfamiliar NxWorries – H.A.N. Blu & Union Analogtronics – LA Counting Mac Miller feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Cinderella Download here (right click and save as…)

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TrackBlasters Radio: 21.10.16

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Today’s show includes loads of brand new bangers from the likes of Chisom, Common, Isaiah Rashad x GoldLink, TiRon x Ayomari, Reggie Bonds and Eminem. Happ Friday, ya’ll! Record Of The Day: Eminem – Campaign Speech Playlist Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla – One Dance Chisom – Dam Good Common feat. Marsha Ambrosius & PJ – Lovestar Isaiah Rashad x GoldLink – Untitled TiRon & Ayomari – Politics As Usual Reggie Bonds – Stream Of Consciousness Pt. II Common feat. Stevie Wonder – Black America Again **Record Of The Day** Eminem – Campaign Speech Mike WiLL Made It feat. Eearz – Pull Ova Joey Bada$$ – Front & Center Le$ – Top Down Action Bronson feat. Big Body Bes – Durag Vs. Headband Common feat. Bilal – Home Banks & Steelz feat. Method Man & Masta Killa – Point Of View Download here (right click and save as…)

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TrackBlasters Radio: 17.10.16

Da More Fire Monday – The Correct Flava To Start Your Week Host: DJ P.R. Today’s show includes new music from the likes of IsaiahThe3rd, Black EL, Danny Brown, Common, Five Steez, NxWorries and many more! Press play and enjoy. Record Of The Day: Common feat. Bilal – Letter To The Free Playlist IsaiahThe3rd – Target Isaiah Rashad – A Lot Black EL – Question Danny Brown feat. Petite Noir – Rolling Stone Mick Jenkins feat. BADBADNOTGOOD – Drowning Mac Miller feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Cinderella **Record Of The Day** Common feat. Bilal – Letter To The Free NorCal Nick x Rav.P – WhatchuSmokin Five Steez feat. Sosa & Nomad Carlos – Gods Collide (Sosa Remix) NxWorries – Scared Money Robin Thicke feat. Nas – Deep John Legend – Love Me Now Alicia Keys feat. ASAP Rocky – Blended Family (What You Do For Love) The Game – Baby You Download here (right click and save as…)

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