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Nardwuar Interviews The Roots (Video)

Been too long a minute to not have posted on Nard… let’s correct that… with an interview with The Roots no less!

Nardwuar interviews Questlove and Black Thought of The Roots at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in Vancouver, BC Canada! Doot doo!

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Freddie Gibbs x Madlib – “Education” feat. Yasiin Bey x Black Thought

Another brick out the “Bandana” bundle from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib. This one right here… they called it “Education” AND they called Yasiin Bey AND Black Thought in on it to wreck!

FREDDIE GIBBS X MADLIB – BANDANA (ALBUM)

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Benny The Butcher – “Crowns For Kings” feat. Black Thought (Prod. By DJ Shay)

See, before I knew an A&R, I was weighing hard, back when Nicki Minaj was in a training bra.

GEEEE YOT DAAAMN!!! BAAAARZ!!! Benny been a BEAST in these streets. Now, you see why he fears no emcee in the booth. Hell, just seeing him give Black Thought a feature should have clued you in on that.

Additional instruments are played by David Guy on trumpet and Ian Hendrickson Smith on sax.

Benny The Butcher brings you his “The Plugs I Met” EP – Now available everywhere music is streamed and sold! The new 7-track EP features Pusha T, Conway The Machine, Jadakiss, RJ Payne and 38 Spesh with production by Alchemist, Daringer and DJ Shay.

BENNY THE BUTCHER – THE PLUGS I MET (EP)

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Behind The Scenes Insights On “Long Liveth” (Relentless) [Video]

Quick clip. Dope insights. And if you already grabbed that EP, you know about “Long Liveth” already

“Streams of Thought Vol 2” BTS with Joshua Woods
The Roots

BLACK THOUGHT – STREAMS OF THOUGHT (VOL. 2) [EP]

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Black Thought – “Conception” feat. Salaam Remi (Live Performance) [Video]

Home field advantage for Black Thought to do a live performance of his “Conception” joint on ‘The Tonight Show’… with The Roots being the house band for Jimmy Fallon and all. That said, it is still a hella banging set!

(And Thought broke out into the Marvin Gaye riff at the end. DOPE!)

BLACK THOUGHT – CONCEPTION FEAT. REEK RUFFIN | STREAMS OF THOUGHT (VOL. 2) [EP]

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Black Thought – “History Unfolds”

“History Unfolds” is COLD! More heat from the latest EP! Black Thought gives us this beefy prime cut as an example of how to deliver max flavor. The result of an emcee with seasoning serving up something RAW #LyricalTartar

BLACK THOUGHT – STREAMS OF THOUGHT (VOL. 2) [EP]

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Black Thought – “Streets” feat. Tish Hyman (Video)

I told you that… the boss is back!

Hmm… Yep, I will approve that. Black Thought is a lyrical boss! Got a sponsored short embedded here for you (but we ain’t here for the biz; here for the BARZ, son). “Streets” is off the latest EP.

BLACK THOUGHT – STREAMS OF THOUGHT (VOL. 2) [EP]

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Black Thought – “Conception” feat. Reek Ruffin (Video)

Visuals for that “Conception” (featuring Reek Ruffin) off Black Thought’s “Streams Of Thought” (Vol. 2). Out now.

BLACK THOUGHT – CONCEPTION FEAT. REEK RUFFIN | STREAMS OF THOUGHT (VOL. 2) [EP]

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Black Thought – “Streams Of Thought” (Vol. 2) [EP]

Basic literary rules… if there is a Volume 1, there should at least be a Volume 2. Black Thought, lyrical literary genius, in turn, followed his first “Streams Of Thought” with a Vol. 2 (produced by Salaam Remi). Check the stream for more dopeness…

BLACK THOUGHT – STREAMS OF THOUGHT (VOL. 2) [EP]

Black Thought – “Conception” feat. Reek Ruffin

Sure, Black Thought is a super-lyricist (even he said so on Pun’s debut LP, remember?). But how about some soul singing though? He’s sung a tune or three on The Tonight Show. Tariq has been known to go there on soulful tracks, too. Listen to the “Conception” jawn for the latest example.

Oh. And don’t worry. This one’s got the dope lyricism we expect, too.

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Black Thought Really Wants You To ‘Visit Philadelphia’ (Video)

The City Of Brotherly Love’s own, Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter definitely has Roots (had to do it) in the hometown, so there is a bias. But that does not mean the case he makes in this ‘Visit Philadelphia’ series, coaxing all to come, is not valid. You already know about the cheesesteaks and global eats from an earlier post (here), but watch up (above, continuing after the jump) and see more proof!

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Got Three Minutes For Some Good Food? Okay, ‘We Got You’ (Video)

Start it out so Philly and end up with eats halfway ’round the world. Are you okay with that? Then, yes, ‘We Got You.’

Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter of Grammy award-winning Hip-Hop band The Roots and Dustin Ross, co-host of weekly podcast “The Friend Zone,” meet up at a famous cheesesteak shop in North Philadelphia. Later, New York Times best-selling author Luvvie Ajayi and Founder and CEO of Skai Blue Media Rakia Reynolds strike up a conversation over tasty Moroccan food and belly dancing.
– Visit Philadelphia

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Black Thought Speaks On His Favorite Kool G. Rap Verse (Video)

‘Road To The Riches’ is one of my favorite verses of all-time too.

Black Thought breaks down his favorite verse from Kool G Rap’s “Road to the Riches” in our series.
– Pitchfork

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Black Thought – “Rest In Power” (Video)

Jay-Z has that docu-series debuting on the Paramount Network next week. Check out Black Thought’s contribution to the telling of “The Trayvon Martin Story.”

Black Thought’s powerful title track to our upcoming docu-series pays tribute to the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin. “Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” premieres Monday, July 30th on Paramount Network.
– Paramount Network

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Black Thought Says “You Can’t Be Top 5 If You Don’t Write” (Video)

How effortlessly does Tariq move from topic to topic to freestyle on air? A natural!

Black Thought passed through following the release of his latest project Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1.

He spoke about the rap beef, whether he really dissed Diddy and Biggie back in the day, Kanye West, how he prepares for his freestyles, and even spits a new one for Ebro In The Morning.

– HOT 97

Great insights in this, plus SKILLS!

BLACK THOUGHT – STREAMS OF THOUGHT (VOL. 1) [EP]

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Black Thought – “Streams of Thought” (Vol. 1) [EP]

Okay. So this is what we’re doing Black Thought… packing an EP like the Warriors roster?? Ought to be dope judging from the lineup alone (9th, Rapsody, AND SP). But wouldn’t it be great if you got a preview, like a FREEview listen, before deciding if you’re gonna grab the download?

(Answer: Yeah, it would. So here.)

BLACK THOUGHT – STREAMS OF THOUGHT (VOL. 1) [EP]

Black Thought And Lupe Fiasco Rocking For Hurricane Relief In Puerto Rico (Video)

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Puerto Rico! Hoooooo!

Somebody had to do it: that chant above and the show embedded above that. That’s Black Thought up top. Boom bap rapping and it don’t stop. Neither does this party with a purpose. So nod ’til you get a li’l loopy. Then catch Lupe after the jump. They were down there helping raise money for hurricane relief. Enjoy.

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Touré And Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter Talk About Inspiration, Imagination, And Responsibility (Video)

Lookit. If you don’t think Black Thought is not an all-time great emcee (as in a G.O.A.T., if not the G.O.A.T.), then we don’t have much to talk about. You may not get anything from this post.

But you still ought to watch his sit down with Touré. And learn… some RESPECT! Hmphf… acting like Tariq didn’t set Funk Flex’s mic on fire just over a month ago (watch again here).

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Jimmy Fallon Welcomes His ‘Second Favorite Rapper’ For A Chat (Video)

Tarik Trotter aka Black Thought of The Roots and Jimmy Fallon discuss the 10-minute Funk Flex Freestyle that smoked and left the Interwebs wide open. Look back on here and see how Thought got down and shut the off-top rhyme game down… AFTER you watch the talk clip above.

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Black Thought | Freestyles On Flex | Freestyle #087 (Video)

Funk Flex got Black Thought of The Roots to fall through and freestyle, too?? MANDATORY watching… this is not up for discussion. Tariq is that BEAST emcee that your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper is not trying to see!!

But you don’t have to take my word for it. Watch Thought do just like how you thought he’d do on here. Mic. Left. SMOKED!

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