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Earlier this week Okayplayer held their 6th Annual Holiday Jam Session @ Brooklyn Bowl, which as always was hosted by The Roots with tons of special guests including Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, ASAP Rocky, Bilal and more.  Here is a video we shot of The Roots w/Kweli and Q-Tip rocking Electric Relaxation (the place was packed, so apologies for the shakiness at times), and we also linked up an MP3 download for your enjoyment this holiday season.  Enjoy.

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Here’s a gem from the very first Roots Jam Session @ Highline Ballroom residency from back in ’09.  Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, John Forte and Dice Raw all grab the mic and rip some dope verses over The Roots band killin it as usual.

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Now that the dust has settled from SXSW, we pooled together some great performances from the week of festivities.  Here we have complete soundboard recordings of full sets from Jay-Z, B.o.B & T.I., Santigold and a bonus song from XV.  These are some awesome performances, as Kweli, B.o.B and Santigold all performed some new material from their upcoming releases.  All artists were joined by a live band to add to the dynamic of their sets, so hit the jump and start downloading.

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Talib Kweli came out as a special guest at a Lettuce show at Terminal 5 in NYC a couple years ago, and we have the audio of the BKMC rockin Move Somethin, The Blast and Get By with the band.  You can also check out the full set over at Archive.org.   Hit the jump for the stream/download.

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To commemorate our 3 year anniversary since we launched, we’re proud to present our first mixtape compilation, The Vaults Vol. 1.  This compilation features exclusive, previously unreleased recordings from The Roots, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Q-Tip, Robert Glasper, Talib Kweli, Phonte, Shad, Pharoahe Monch, Kano, Tanya Morgan and Joe Budden.  Tracklist and download instructions after the jump.

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Earlier this month, Idle Warship performed at SOB’s in NYC.  Two notable highlights from the set was an extended rendition of The Blast, backed by the live band, as well as Bun B coming out to rock Strangers.  Here is audio of both songs, as well as a video of the full concert.

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