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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. Visit for more information On Thursday, September 13, J.PERIOD brings this dynamic format to Sony Hall in New […]

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. Visit for more information The Roots frontman Black Thought, Organized Konfusion’s Pharoah Monch, and Rakim have been brought together by Brooklyn based […]

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

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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 on Ghostwriter Use: ‘You Can’t Be Top 5 If You Don’t Write’

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After dropping the fire freestyle for Funk Flex, Philly rap icon Black Thought made a guest appearance on Ebro In The Morning talking about everything from people mistaking him for Rick Ross to how he once appeared in Blackface. Visit for more information That, of course, led to a discussion about the Pusha T/Drake beef. […]

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

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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 […]

Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg Wants Black Thought & Big Pun’s son on new Album


Words by Roman White Visit for more information Hot 97’s Morning show co-host Peter Rosenberg has set a goal to release an album in 2018. The popular hip-hop commentator, radio personality and ESPN host confirmed on Instagram that he was working on this new project and just yesterday announced that he wants to get […]

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

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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. Visit for more information While the entire community of hip-hop lyrical enthusiasts […]

Black Thought Speaks With Jimmy Fallon About Historic 10-Minute Freestyle

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The hip-hop community is still drowning amazement from Black Thought‘s historic freestyle on Funkmaster Flex‘s Hot 97 on Wednesday. With The Roots being the official house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, it was only right for the hip-hop loving show host to maneuver the elite Philly emcee to the guest chair to weigh-in […]

Black Thought Breaks The Internet With Furious Ten Minute Freestyle

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The internet broke into pieces on Thursday (Dec. 14) after one of the greatest emcees of all time, lead lyricist of hip-hop band The Roots, Black Thought, hypnotized the masses with a ten minute long lyrically luxurious freestyle on Funkmaster Flex‘s Hot 97 show. Visit for more information Over the classic instrumental of Mobb […]

Culture Over Everything: Rapsody Snags Two Grammy Nominations


Can the TRUE hip-hop heads say holla? Visit for more information It looks like 2018 will be beyond superb for powerplayer emcee, Rapsody. The sagacious spitter has been nominated for two Grammy awards thanks to her groundbreaking album, Lalia’s Wisdom. The 9th Wonder produced album has been nominated for Best Rap Album, while one […]

Happy 46th Birthday To The Roots’ Black Thought!


On this date in 1971, Maliq Trotter aka Black Thought, lead emcee of the original, legendary Hip Hop band The Roots, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visit for more information Thought has always been regarded as one of the most lyrical post-Golden Era emcees, yet received very little recognition for his prowess outside of […]

Nas To Host ‘Live At The BBQ’ Concert In New York City

New York City is gearing up to fire up the grill for Nas‘ annual Live at the BBQ in Central Park later this month. Visit for more information The event, which will be hosted by Nas and Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez, takes its name from the 1991 Main Source classic, “Live at the BBQ,” in which […]

Listen to Black Thought, STS & Truck North on “Mad Men Jam Boys”


For many moon I’ve asked for some new Money Making Jam Boys. The supergroup is composed of multiple talented Philly artists. Their last project is still putting up boards on the play count column in my iTunes. The Based God has finally answered my prayers. With The Wurxs putting their spin on the Mad Men […]