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The Roots: Things Fall Apart

Miles Marshall Lewis, The Village Voice, March 1999

USED TO BE, a hiphop love song was something like Rakim's 'Mahogany' or Shallah Raekwon's 'Ice Cream'- tunes celebrating shorties from around the way; hardrocks need love too.

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