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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. Questlove and Black Thought have had a relationship with NBC as the long time live band […]

Black Thought is Starring in His Own Off-Broadway Musical

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. Black Thought, whose real name is Tarik Trotter, is starring in the show as well as composing the music and lyrics for the show. Trotter is […]

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

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. The multi-day masterclass will run from February 3-5, 2020 and will see the […]

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. On each episode of this new series put emphasis on a trailblazing song that was critical to the transformation of American music and popular culture. The artists […]

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

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. Fallon, in […]

Black Thought is Preparing to Release Another Album

Black Thought is Preparing to Release Another Album

Words by: Rashad Grove One of the most heralded MC’s in the game in planning on dropping another album this year. Black Thought, frontman of the world-famous Roots crew, collaborated with celebrated producer 9th Wonder and The Soul Council to release the critically acclaimed Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1. After years of anticipation, Thought finally […]

Happy 47th Birthday to The Roots’ Black Thought!

Born on this date in 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Tariq Luqmaan Trotter, Black Thought, the lead emcee of the legendary Hip Hop band The Roots, has created his key to success with simply one word; longevity. Thought has always been regarded as one of the most lyrical post-Golden Era emcees, yet received very little […]

J. Period to Record Live Mixtape with Rakim, Pharoahe Monch and Black Thought In NYC

J.Period’s collaborative, improvisational performance series, The Live Mixtape, is just that: a hip-hop mixtape, performed and recorded live on stage—in one take—by some of hip hop’s most celebrated MCs, and one of its most groundbreaking DJs. On Thursday, September 13, J.PERIOD brings this dynamic format to Sony Hall in New York for a star-studded, one-night-only […]

Rakim, Black Thought and Pharoahe Monch Slated to Record a Live Mixtape Onstage

Undoubtedly three of the best lyricist to touch the mic, with Rakim being regarded as arguably the best emcee of all time, will be recording a live mixtape together with producer J.Period. The Roots frontman Black Thought, Organized Konfusion’s Pharoah Monch, and Rakim have been brought together by Brooklyn based DJ J.Period to orchestrate a […]

A Tribe Called Quest Releases Their Final Visual ‘The Space Program’

Three months ago, A Tribe Called Quest released their final music video, “The Space Program.” However, the late March visual accompaniment to 2016’s We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service album was only available to some platform subscribers. Now, the incredible farewell video (dedicated to the late Phife Dawg) from the group is […]

Black Thought’s Solo Debut EP To Feature Only 5 Potent Tracks

Just last week, head lyricist of class act hip-hop band The Roots Black Thought verified the coming of his first official solo project titled, Streams of Thought Vol. 1. On the production tip, 9th Wonder and The Soul Council are in control which is a pretty sound match due to their history honing the melodies […]

According To Black Thought, He Is The Inventor of Mumble Rap

Earlier this month, Black Thought hit viral circuit when he performed a 10-minute freestyle on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 show. The Roots‘ lead lyricist made literal history as he spat over 2,000 words giving birth to an abundant amount of quote-worthy phrases. While the entire community of hip-hop lyrical enthusiasts praised Black Thought for setting […]