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Oklahoma Hip-Hop Festival founder Gregory Jerome opened for The Roots in 2005 in Tennessee. (Photo Gazette / file)

Oklahoma Hip-Hop Festival hosts a tribute to The Roots as the annual event regroups for the future

Oklahoma Hip-Hop Festival hosts a tribute to The Roots as the annual event regroups for the future

The show runs 6-10 p.m. Nov. 5 at the new Venu Lounge downtown.

(Madeline Hancock)

Chicken-Fried News: Quest of Leon

Though Kings of Leon fans in New York, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and New Hampshire are still upset over recent canceled shows, fans with tickets to shows in New Jersey and Pennsylvania this weekend can rest easy, as the band returns to its scheduled tour this Thursday with a show at Holmdel, New Jersey’s PNC Bank

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Being Swedish, director Göran Olsson inherently carries an advantage over most American historians when it comes to documenting domestic cultural phenomena, such as the Black Power movement of the late 1960s and 1970s. Because who’s more objective than a foreign visitor? Olsson makes this point early on in “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” when Swedish

The Roots — undun

Depicted by the band’s house emcee, Black Thought, Redford Stephens is the narrating character, a composition of many of BT’s family members and people he and fellow Roots founder ?uestlove knew from their hometown of Philadelphia. Listening to “undun” you hear Redford’s hopes, dreams, mistakes and struggles, all told in uncompromising, uncontrived lyricism from Black

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