Freestyle Friday: The Roots and A Tribe Called Quest

The legendary Roots Crew and Tribe came together for this cipher session circa 95 at Lorna’s Corner, a video/talk show based in Hartford, Connecticut that served as a positive outlet for hip hop. Lorna Little, the show’s host, was keenly aware that the music and celebrities would bring in viewers, therefore multiplying the impact of her efforts to raise social awareness about every day issues that resonated with urban communities.

The vision came into a being at a community television station and the program was on air thanks to the dedication of a two person volunteer crew. Persistence and purpose paid off as the show ran for over 10 years, reached up to 500,000 households and hosted guests such as Notorious BIG, Run DMC, Public Enemy, LL Cool J and many more.

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