Bio: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah teaches at Bard College. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Observer, Transition, and Rolling Stone.
The Roots are one of the most respected groups in hip-hop. They have multiple Grammys and landed a cushy late-night television house-band gig in 2009. The band tells us why despite all that, they just can't leave the sad stuff alone.
Dec. 14, 2011