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The Man Who Helped Questlove Make 2021's Best Documentary

Joseph Patel produced stories for and on some of the best in music. Now he’s on the verge of landing his first Oscar.

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1996, the now-defunct hip-hop magazine Rap Pages published The Roots’ very first cover story, written by Bay Area scribe Joseph Patel. Twenty-five years later, Patel is…