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The Roots Launch Okayplayer Records

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Hip-Hop band The Roots will launch a record label named after their popular website, Okayplayer.Okayplayer Records will search for talent across the country.A talent search commenced on the website on January 22 and will end on February 13.”There is an array of untapped talent out there especially from the people who are members of the Okayplayer.com community,” Roots drummer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson said. “The Roots have always been a magnet for talented artists. This deal is important to us because we can now provide a vehicle for bringing deserving artists to the forefront.”The first album is slated for a summer release and will feature the two acts, that will be hand selected by the band.The Roots, Skillz, Jean Grae, Madlib, Aceyalone, Little Brother and Dilated Peoples will all be featured on the compilation, which will be executive produced by Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson.

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