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He wrote the book on hip-hop

By James Sullivan
Globe Correspondent / June 12, 2007

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Ahmir Thompson was preparing to go to Juilliard in 1988 when he first heard Public Enemy's landmark album "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back ." Enthralled, the man who'd go on to become the drummer for the rap group the Roots, dove so far into the record's aural density that he claims he had ... (Full article: 935 words)

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