Black Thought Reveals The Mastery Of 2 Classic Roots Albums Were Destroyed In The 2008 Fire

HipHop News Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:30am

Black Thought Reveals The Mastery Of 2 Classic Roots Albums Were Destroyed In The 2008 Fire

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The New York Times Magazine published an article on Tuesday (11 June) detailing the 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood. According to the article, it is estimated that 500,000 song recordings perished in the fire, but the company tried to keep it secret, for fear of "public embarrassment."

Behind the backs of the people at the time, a library of master sound recordings owned by Universal Music Group also burned in the fire. Tupac Shakur, Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, Eric B. & Rakim and The Roots are only a handful of artists whose work is the subject of what the article describes as "the greatest disaster in the history of the music business.".centered-ad {

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The Roots MC Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter remembers that day.

"We had a couple of classics destroyed in the fire," said Trotter says HipHopDX. "In summary, that was the most depressing article ever. Not 'NEVER', but it was quite heavy. I remember when it was.

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