Watch The Roots and The Dallas POPS Orchestra’s ‘Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop’ Concert in Full ft. Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu and More

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Watch The Roots and The Dallas POPS Orchestra's 'Night of Symphonic Hip-Hop' Concert in Full ft. Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu and More
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Just fucking gorgeous

For those lucky enough to be in attendance, last night The Roots pulled no punches and spared no famous friend at their all-star performance with the Dallas POPS at the Music Factory.

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The evening saw appearances from Robert Glasper, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Chaka Khan and Rufus, as well as Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, who headed the orchestra as conductor (and popped up as the lone violin in Thundercat’s entrancing Tiny Desk Concert this morning.)

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And while the sad reality is, like most photos, a clip could never capture the magnitude of the moment. Luckily, the full two-hour-plus performance has been made available via Twitch and can be see above. The group has reportedly been working on a new album, a follow-up to their 2013 release, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, tentatively-titled, End Game. 9th Wonder and Salaam Remi are slated to executive produce.

Stay tuned for their next transmission in the weeks and months ahead.

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