Black Thought Raps The Plot To The Jurassic Park Movies

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Black-Thought-on-Jurassic-ParkLately, the world has had plenty of chances to remember that the Roots’ Black Thought is a god-level rapper. There was the incredible Funkmaster Flex freestyle that Black Thought did last year. There was last week’s Streams Of Thought Vol. 1, the impressive collaborative EP with producer 9th Wonder. And then there was … More »

Stream Black Thought’s Solo Project Streams Of Thought Vol. 1

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black-thought-streams-of-thoughtBlack Thought has been a great rapper for many, many years. He’s a founding member of the Roots, whose debut album Organix turns 25 this year, and his precise and athletic delivery has always been a huge part of that group’s appeal. If you’ve ever seen the Roots live, you have seen Black Thought do … More »

Black Thought’s Funkmaster Flex Freestyle Is Incredible

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Black Thought can do a lot of things. He’s a key part of the greatest late-night house band in TV history. He’s been singing a lot lately. He just played a pimp on the HBO The Deuce, and he was good on it. But Black Thought made his name rapping like a motherfucker, and that’s … More »

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »

The Roots Executive Producing TV Version Of “Rap Yearbook”

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THE ROOTS EXECUTIVE PRODUCING NEW HIP-HOP DOC READ MORE!

Black Thought Drops New Sneak To Celebrate The Roots Picnic

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BLACK THOUGHT DROPS A NEW SNEAKER…READ MORE!

The 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016

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ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 10:  Andre 3000 performs on stage at Lakewood Amphitheatre on September 10, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/FilmMagic)Nas proclaimed Hip Hop Is Dead 10 years ago. He had to raise the stakes on the album with a grandiose title and statement to start a conversation (and sell records). What he most likely meant, coming from the old-school ilk and seeing dance crazes take over the mid-aughts, is that lyricism is dead. More »

Watch Daveed Diggs & Black Thought Rap About Voting On Fallon

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Daveed Diggs on The Tonight ShowBack in spring, when he was still waiting to win his Tony for Hamilton, clipping. rapper Daveed Diggs showed off his fast-rap skills on The Tonight Show. That was when there wasn’t a historically important election looming imminent. So last night, when Diggs returned to the show, he picked up a mic again, and … More »

Living Colour – “Who Shot Ya (Andre Betts Remix)” (Feat. Chuck D, Black Though, Pharoahe Monch, Prodigal Sunn, & Kyle Mansa)

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Living ColourHere’s something weird: Living Colour, the great late-’80s and early-’90s New York rock band, have recorded a cover of the Notorious B.I.G. classic “Who Shot Ya,” the song that allegedly kicked off the whole Biggie/Tupac feud. They say that the cover was inspired by the recent gun violence and police shootings that have been plaguing … More »