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Whoa: The Roots Blow Up "Masters of War"

On the show this morning, ?uestlove of the Roots talked about the hip-hop group's new record, Rising Down.

Back in 2007, the Roots bulldozed a Bob Dylan tribute concert with a cover of Dylan's "Masters of War." One critic, Rob Harvilla of the Village Voice, described the scene like this:

"And then, oh my God, 'Masters of War,' performed by the Roots, consisting in this iteration of Questlove on drums, Captain Kirk on guitar and vocals (no Black Thought this eve), some dude on tuba, and the entire Thursday-night Lincoln Center crowd on jaws-dropped-to-floor percussion."

Bonus: The complete performance, with (as far as I can tell) one profanity.