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Method Man x Black Thought Cypher Live On Air (Video)

Respect! For these flows, AND for Meth going into the phone to ensure he was NOT caught slipping when he was on the mic live KNOWING that Black Thought was about to hop on and BEAST it with him!

These Legendary Roots Crew-Tang flows though! They KILT IT! Throw a plaid skirt on this sh!t!!

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David Banner – “Who Want It” feat. Black Thought x WatchtheDuck (Prod. By THX)

Mr. Mississippi is baaaaack. And Black Thought’s got his baaaack. Bad news for the wack. But oh so dope news for any heads out there. Because lyrics like this fam…

I got the wordplay of Wallace, the work ethic of Shakur
I was sent into to the future with a message from the Moors
I went to war, my weapon just a blessing from the Lord
Rest assured that my pen is more mighty than the sword
Black Thought, “Who Want It”

Oooh-hooo-hooooohhh my DAMN! David Banner does it again. Listen to him, WatchtheDuck, and Tariq run this THX track.

DAVID BANNER – WHO WANT IT FEAT. BLACK THOUGHT X WATCHTHEDUCK (PROD. BY THX)

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J. Period – “Rise Up!” feat. Black Thought (Of The Roots) x Posdnuos (Of De La Soul) x Pharoahe Monch x Joss Stone

YOOOOO! This jawn BANGS!! Beatz & Lyrics on display (nice working in that ‘Phoenix’ sample from Tariq in the breaks). Every lyricist bringing drive; racing down the J. Period track like we gotta get there. Where? To the revolution!

What does it mean to “RISE UP?” What does it mean to RESIST?

Produced by J.PERIOD, this epic single brings together an historic lineup of artists — Black Thought of The Roots, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch & Joss Stone — to explore the meaning of “resistance” and the state of our Union. Additional production and instrumentation from Stro Elliot (Playlist Retreat), Larrance Dobson (1500 Or Nothin, Kendrick Lamar, Timbaland) and Jesse Blum (Misterwives). RISE UP EP available May 2.

J. PERIOD – RISE UP FEAT. BLACK THOUGHT X POSDNUOS X PHAROAHE MONCH X JOSS STONE

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One: Magician David Blane Shows Up With A Deck Of Cards And A Frog… (Video)

You know you are a real magician when you can bring onlookers up for a really close look, then send them scurrying away like gleefully startled children. Hilarious, engaging and intriguing, watch master illusionist David Blane amaze Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in the clip above.

@ojones1

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Black Thought – “Promo Freestyle” (Video)

It’s titled ‘The Roots Picnic Promo’ but the headline oughta be ‘Black Thought Is A BEAST At Going Off Top!’ Watch as Questlove feeds freestyle topics to his homie, The Roots’ Rhyme Animal, Tariq.

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Scholarly Rhymes: Black Thought Going Hard On Harvard Yard (Video)

Yo, this is more than a suntan. It’s living color!
Black Thought

The Roots emcee doing the lyrical d-a-m-a-g-e! Welcome to the Harvard i-lab. This is The Other Side Speaker Series featuring Black Thought the Super Lyricist with more and more BARS… steel BARS… hitting ’em in dead their eggheads!!

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Black Thought – “Making A Murderer” feat. Styles P (Prod. By 9th Wonder)

It’s disturbing when a murderer enjoys homicide.
Black Thought

Hmmm… somebody took Hip-Hop terminology – killer track, murdering beats, deadin’ emcees and such – super serious! This “Making A Murderer” beat by 9th Wonder set the kindling out just right for them fire azz lyrics from Black Thought and Styles P to light. Yup, they blazed up and burned this thang DOWN!

BLACK THOUGHT – MAKING A MURDERER FEAT. STYLES P (PROD. BY 9TH WONDER)

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Black & Nickel (Black Thought x Royce Da 5’9) – “Rap On Steroids”

Ever heard that Hip-Hop so dope it made you cuss out loud on the first listen? That’s this Black & Nickel (as in Black Thought of The Roots and Royce da Nickel Nine) jawn “Rap On Steroids” son! Stamped approved and put out on the Twitterverse by Questlove. It’s official!

BLACK & NICKEL (BLACK THOUGHT X ROYCE DA 5’9) – RAP ON STEROIDS

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Black Thought Speaks On How Artists Got J Dilla Beats, Dilla’s Legacy And More (Video)

Every year I would go to Detroit for, like, at least a couple of days to spend with Jay Dee; so that I could be one of the first people that got his tape for the upcoming season.
Black Thought

Imagine if your biggest fans had fans. And your beat tape was ‘distributed’ by your biggest fans making an annual sojourn to your spot to come get it… Or just listen to Black Thought tell you about how he, Common and others used to check for Dilla back in the day.

Black Thought speaks on getting beats from J Dilla and Scott Storch back in the day.

J Dilla made it all possible. His music lives through Thought and all the singers and emcees that breathed over his beats.

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Freddie Gibbs – “Extradite” feat. Black Thought (Prod. By Mikhail)

“Extradite” is the truth people! Freddie Gibbs & Black Thought going in on the track produced by Mikhail (co-produced by Sid “Speakerbomb” Miller)… with that energy! You can catch that on “Shadow Of A Doubt” (due out November 20, 2015).

PRE-ORDER: FREDDIE GIBBS – EXTRADITE FEAT. BLACK THOUGHT (PROD. BY MIKHAIL) | SHADOW OF A DOUBT

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The 2015 BET Cyphers: Def Squad Reunited (Video)(Video)

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The headline says it all; like its own byline. Did you see the Cyphers this year? Always the best part of the BET Hip-Hop Awards. We expect a ‘wow’ moment or two from the Awards’ broadcast; and a Cypher is a good bet for a source. Well, there was [at least] a BIG one in this year’s – Erick Sermon, Keith Murray and Redman spitting with DJ Scratch taking the Preemo spot (see what we did there?) for the set. Def Squad comes back to life for the night! Good to see.

Click the pic above to start with the Squad. Got the rest of this year’s Cyphers linked after the jump.

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Ice Cube Talks About The N.W.A. Biopic. Black Thought And Questlove Talk About Cutting Class To Listen To N.W.A. (Video)

Hahaaa! Li’l Black Thought and Li’l Questlove were ditching school to bump that filthy Gangsta-Gangsta N.W.A. music. That’s right, the purists were had their ears on the gulley gritty sounds of Ren, Dre, Yella, Eazy and Cube back in the day. And oh damn, Cube is a guest on The Tonight Show, talking to Jimmy Fallon about the biopic “Straight Outta Compton.” Watch them trip… and take a quick memory lane trip in the above clip.

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Sean C x LV – “Fire” feat. Black Thought x STS x Peedi Crakk (Loud Dreams Outtake)

Producer team Sean C & LV AND Black Thought (of The Roots) AND STS AND Peedi Crakk“Fire” – what it is and what they are! Driving beat with bars… bars…and BARS! This is unreleased music left off the “Loud Dreams Vol. 1” LP release.

(Yeah, we wonder why this didn’t make the cut, too…)

SEAN C X LV – FIRE FEAT. BLACK THOUGHT X STS X PEEDI CRAKK

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20 Years A Yankee: A Farewell To Derek Jeter (Narrated By Black Thought Of The Roots) [Video]

Know anything about baseball? If so (or even if you don’t), you are probably very aware – and at least a bit melancholy – about the last trip around the diamond of New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter. Yep, the cap is calling it quits. But not before EVERYBODY (including the U.S. President) wishes him a bon voyage. The future hall-of-famer has spent all his 20 years as a pro in Yankee blue and white; so you can understand how, for even the most jaded New Yorker, it’s so haaarrrd say goodbyyyye to the team’s all-time hit leader.

But Black Thought and The Roots have got something (a song far better than the ‘attempt’ above; guaranteed). The group calls up a 2009 single – “The Fire” – for the heartfelt fare-thee-well. Rock out with your tissues out.

(If the clip above doesn’t get you, the one after the jump will.)

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Black Thought – “16 Bars” (Live) [Video]

Watch Black Thought of the legendary Roots crew rip through a James Brown-inspired set at TheBoombox.com’s 16 Bars LIVE event presented by Honda.

Think ‘bars’ think Black Thought… makes all the sense in the world. And not many can bring it LIVE like this. Just saying.

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Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson x Royce Da 5’9 x Black Thought – “The Imperial”


Statik Selektah does it again with another banger! Showoff and Duck Down Music labels teaming to release “What Goes Around” (LP) to the teeming masses of Statik Selektah fans on August 19, 2014. But Stat Diddy went ahead and let “The Imperial” (featuring Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9 and Black Thought) fall off the promo wagon. Pick it up below.  This ill track got some quality spitters on this jawn. ‘Imperial’ is a perfect name for this joint right here. Superior lyricism & production. Dayaam! Be on the lookout for the new album ‘What Goes Around’ when it drops August 19th on Duck Down Records.

DOWNLOAD: STATIK SELEKTAH – THE IMPERIAL FT. ACTION BRONSON X ROYCE 5’9 X BLACK THOUGHT

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Black Thought And Questlove (Of The Roots) Talk About What’s Happened Since That High School Talent Show (Video)

The Roots’ Black Thought and Questlove chat with HuffPost Live; speaking on (among other things) Kellogg’s cereal, the latest LP, their gig at The Tonight Show, playing with Dave Chappelle again, and going head-up with Boyz II Men in a high school talent show… and LOSING! Hahaaaa. Everybody made out okay since then though. All good. Good clip.

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The Roots Reflect & Go In-Depth About Their Career During Their ‘Town Hall’ Special on Sirius XM (Video)

Black Thought and QuestLove of The Roots made their way to Sirius XM Radio’s ‘Hip Hop Nation’ channel for a special Town Hall Discussion with Sway. In this special sit-down, both Philly buls opened up about their careers and go in-depth about their journey.  It’s an hour long video & they get deeper than Atlantis with the history & insight in this one.

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The Roots Speak About Not Having ‘Yes Men’ during their 25-Year Career, Their New Album, and Bringing Back ‘Soul Train’ (Video)

Black Thought & Questlove of The legendary Roots crew stopped by the ‘Breakfast Club’ to speak upon a variety of topics while promoting their new album “…and then you shoot your cousin.”  This is one of those interviews where the answers were more interesting than the actual questions asked.  Questlove & Black Thought managed to touch upon their history & the new album while provide their perspective on contemporary soul & rap music.  The Roots also spoke about the sometimes uneasiness when meeting their idols, stressed the importance of not having ‘Yes Men’ in their camp, the social significance & challenges of bringing back ‘Soul Train’, & more.

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Black Thought Freestyles During ‘The Roots’ Town Hall Special on Sirius XM Radio (Video)

“Sway sat with Questlove and Black Thought of The Roots on behalf of Hip Hop Nation on Sirius XM. In this quick clip, we see Quest behind the turn-tables, as Black Thought spits.” – Roots Town Hall on Sirius XM

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