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Black Thought Returns To Carnegie Hall For Hip Hop Workshops, Showcase On April 7

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Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) today announced that seven rising MCs have been selected to participate in a free master class led bylegendary hip-hop artist Black Thought from April 4-7, 2022 as part of the Hall’s ongoing series of workshops and master classes for young professional musicians. During the multi-day master class, The Roots […]

Black Thought Squashes Fugees Verzuz The Roots Rumors

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The Fugees will not face The Roots in a Verzuz battle.  Visit for more information On Tuesday, Black Thought squashed the rumors that the two Hip-Hop groups would go toe-to-toe in the Verzuz ring.  Black Thought’s comment comes after a flyer went viral claiming The Fugees and The Roots were the next contenders in […]

[WATCH] Black Thought, Lady Luck, Daveed Diggs And More Flip New Social Media Challenge #45Lies


I love hip hop! Lyricist Marc Bamuthi Joseph launched the #45Lies challenge on his website and Instagram and MC’s are spitting political fire.  Visit for more information “45 lyricists from around the country each take 45 seconds to directly challenge one of 45’s blatant and dangerous falsehoods. In self-filmed videos, each lyricist makes it […]

New Sa-Roc Album ‘The Sharecropper’s Daughter’ Out Now on Rhymesayers Ent.

Sa-Roc Album ‘The Sharecropper’s Daughter’

Rhymesayers Entertainment artist Sa-Roc has released this weekend her new 15-track album ‘The Sharecropper’s Daughter’ after a brief musical hiatus in recent years. Visit for more information The album features appearances from the likes of Black Thought of The Roots, Styles P of The Lox, Saul Williams, Ledisi, Chronixx, producer Sol-Messiah amongst others. The […]

Public Enemy’s New Album ‘What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?’ Out September 25

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Public Enemy will release their latest album What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? this Friday, September 25. The legendary group’s first release for Def Jam Recordings in over two decades features a powerful lineup of guests including Nas, YG, Rapsody, DJ Premier, Black Thought, Questlove, Cypress Hill, Run-DMC, Ice-T, PMD, George Clinton, Daddy-O, Jahi, The Impossebulls, Mark Jenkins, S1Ws […]

Black Thought Drops New Single ‘Good Morning’ Feat. Pusha T, Killer Mike & Swizz Beatz

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Black Thought, the legendary lead emcee and co-founder of the groundbreaking and hugely influential Philadelphian hip hop group The Roots, has today released his new single “Good Morning” with Pusha T, Killer Mike, and Swizz Beatz. Visit for more information The three-minute track features Black Thought with the opening verse in signature fashion, before […]

Black Thought Tributes Malik B. in Touching Message on Instagram

Black Thought Tributes Malik B. in Touching Message on Instagram

The Legendary Roots Crew is mourning the loss of their founding member Malik B. Co-founder Black Thought has hit Instagram to share with fans a picture of himself alongside Malik and Questlove before sharing a touching note. Visit for more information “We made a name and carved a lane together where there was none,” […]

Black Thought Drops New Single ‘Thought Vs Everybody’

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Black Thought has a history of having one of the sharpest skillsets in Hip-Hop history. Ahead of a new album, Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane and Abel, the iconic emcee has released a new song “Thought Vs Everybody.” Visit for more information The single is produced by Sean C, who Hip Hop-N-More reports […]

Questlove and Black Thought Ink TV Deal with NBC


Amir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots have signed a first-look TV deal with NBC’s Universal TV. The three-year deal will allow for the Hip-Hop duo to develop scripted and unscripted series on multiple platforms. Visit for more information Questlove and Black Thought have had a relationship with NBC as […]

Black Thought is Starring in His Own Off-Broadway Musical

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The Roots MC, Black Thought, is teaming up with Academy Award-winning writer, John Ridley, for an off-Broadway musical adaption of George S. Schuyler’s Harlem Renaissance novel, Black No More. Visit for more information Black Thought, whose real name is Tarik Trotter, is starring in the show as well as composing the music and lyrics […]

Black Thought to Give Free Master Class for MCs at Carnegie Hall

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The Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall has announced Hip-Hop icon Black Thought will lead a free workshop for rising and professional MCs, between the ages of 18-35, as a part of a series of workshops and masterclasses for young professional musicians. Visit for more information The multi-day masterclass will run from February 3-5, […]

Black Thought and Questlove Producing ‘Hip-Hop: Songs That Shook America’ On AMC


Legendary lyricists Black Thought and super-producer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots are executive producers of a six-part docuseries entitled Hip-Hop: The Songs That Shook America on AMC. Visit for more information On each episode of this new series put emphasis on a trailblazing song that was critical to the transformation of American music […]

Black Thought Spits Rap About 2020 Presidential Candidates on ‘Fallon’

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For the past ten years, The Roots have furnished The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as the official house band, giving the pretense an organic hip-hop flavor. In a recent episode, the Philadelphia collective’s lead MC Black Thought broke into a rap session about the multiple amount of candidates for the 2020 United States presidential election. Visit […]