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Stream Black Thought’s New EP Streams of Thought, Vol. 1

Six months after his incredible Hot 97 freestyle, The Roots' Black Thought has released Streams of Thought, Vol. 1, a project he's billing as his "debut EP" and…
Anna Gaca / June 1, 2018

Black Thought: “I Essentially Invented Mumble Rap”

Black Thought broke the internet earlier this month with his freestyle on Hot 97. The Roots frontman spat a vicious 10-minute rant that traced his career, name-dropped Kafka and…
Tosten Burks / December 27, 2017

Watch Busta Rhymes, Black Thought, and More Perform LL Cool J Hits at the Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center honored a rapper, LL Cool J, for the first time in 40 years earlier this month at its annual ceremony in Washington D.C. To commemorate the…
Tosten Burks / December 27, 2017

Watch Black Thought’s Ridiculously Virtuosic 10-Minute Hot 97 Freestyle

Don't be fooled by his current status as the leader of the Jimmy Fallon house band or his recent acting role on The Deuce: Black Thought…
Andy Cush / December 14, 2017

Phrenology at 15: How the Roots Hit a New Peak With Their “Anti-Roots” Album

Before they were Jimmy Fallon’s house band, The Roots were generally remembered as being part of a vanguard of artists in the ‘90s…
Brian Josephs / November 28, 2017

An All-Star Cast of Rappers Recreated the Original Posse Cut at Roots Picnic

The second day of the New York City Roots Picnic was billed as a "Love letter to New York," but the festival mainly interested itself with…
Andy Cush / October 3, 2016

Hear Pharoahe Monch and Black Thought’s Knocking ‘Rapid Eye Movement’

Pharoahe Monch's fourth solo album, PTSD, has the New York-based rapper analyzing how the often unseen traumas of life affect us all. That said, the…
Phillip Mlynar / April 9, 2014