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Black Thought

About

Tariq Luqmaan Trotter (born October 3, 1973), better known as Black Thought, is an American rapper, actor and the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group the Roots, which he co-founded with drummer Questlove (Ahmir Thompson). Regarded as "one of the most skilled, incisive, and prolific rappers of his time", he is widely lauded for his live performance skills, continuous multisyllabic rhyme schemes, complex lyricism, double entendres, and politically aware lyrics. With the Roots, he is a singer and rapper on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, frequently playing games with Fallon and his guests.

Articles

August 12, 2022

Black Thought and Danger Mouse Drop Album 'Cheat Codes' f/ ASAP Rocky, MF Doom, and Run The Jewels

Black Thought of The Roots and Danger Mouse have shared their collaborative album 'Cheat Codes,' which features ASAP Rocky, MF Doom, and Run The Jewels.

www.complex.com

August 12, 2022

Black Thought and Danger Mouse’s ‘Cheat Codes’ Will Make Old-School Heads Feel Seen

The Roots rapper and super producer deliver lush beats and bring on some high-end guests. But Black Thought's genius sometimes gets a little buried in the mix

www.rollingstone.com

August 12, 2022

Danger Mouse & Black Thought share dizzying new ‘Strangers’ video

The black-and-white clip stars Run The Jewels and A$AP Rocky, who also feature on the recent single The post Danger Mouse & Black Thought share dizzying new ‘Strangers’ video appeared first on NME.

www.nme.com

August 10, 2022

Danger Mouse and Black Thought recruit A$AP Rocky and Run the Jewels for ‘Strangers’

The duo's long-awaited collaborative album 'Cheat Codes' arrives this week The post Danger Mouse and Black Thought recruit A$AP Rocky and Run the Jewels for ‘Strangers’ appeared first on NME.

www.nme.com

August 9, 2022

Black Thought, Danger Mouse Tap Fellow Heavyweights A$AP Rocky, Run the Jewels for ‘Strangers’

Track will appear on Black Thought and Danger Mouse's upcoming collaborative album, Cheat Codes

www.rollingstone.com

August 3, 2022

Flatbush Zombies’ Meechy Darko Teams With Freddie Gibbs, A-Trak for New Song ‘On God’

Brooklyn rapper's solo debut will boast contributions from Busta Rhymes, Black Thought, Denzel Curry, and more

www.rollingstone.com

July 13, 2022

Danger Mouse and Black Thought team up with Michael Kiwanuka on soulful new single

'Aquamarine' is the latest preview of Danger Mouse and Black Thought's collaborative album 'Cheat Codes' The post Danger Mouse and Black Thought team up with Michael Kiwanuka on soulful new single appeared first on NME.

www.nme.com

June 8, 2022

Listen to Danger Mouse and Black Thought’s soulful new single ‘Because’

Featuring Joey Bada$$, Russ, and Dylan Cartlidge The post Listen to Danger Mouse and Black Thought’s soulful new single ‘Because’ appeared first on NME.

www.nme.com

June 8, 2022

Danger Mouse and Black Thought Tap Joey Bada$$ for New Song “Because”: Listen

Russ and Dylan Cartlidge also appear on the second single from the upcoming album Cheat Codes

pitchfork.com

May 11, 2022

Danger Mouse and Black Thought announce collaborative album ‘Cheat Codes’

Listen to lead single 'No Gold Teeth' now The post Danger Mouse and Black Thought announce collaborative album ‘Cheat Codes’ appeared first on NME.

www.nme.com

May 11, 2022

Black Thought and Danger Mouse Team Up for Collaborative LP ‘Cheat Codes’

Roots rapper and super-producer's upcoming album features A$AP Rocky, Run the Jewels, Raekwon, and the late MF Doom

www.rollingstone.com

May 11, 2022

Danger Mouse and Black Thought Announce New Album Cheat Codes, Share New Song: Listen

Cheat Codes includes guest appearances from Run the Jewels, A$AP Rocky, Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, the late MF Doom, and more

pitchfork.com

May 11, 2022

Danger Mouse and Black Thought Team Up For ‘Cheat Codes’ Album

The 12-track album featuring A$AP Rocky, Russ, Joey Bada$$ and Run the Jewels will drop in August.

www.billboard.com

January 10, 2022

Black Thought: My Life in 20 Songs

The Roots' longtime MC digs back nearly 30 years to detail the behind-the-scenes stories behind the group's most indelible songs and deep cuts beloved by hardcore fans

www.rollingstone.com

December 15, 2021

Questlove, Black Thought Help Turn Christmas Classic ‘Toyland’ Into Psych Rock Stomper

"#Toyland" is the latest offering from Ray Angry and Katherine McMahon's ongoing project, Public Domain

www.rollingstone.com

October 6, 2021

The Roots’ Black Thought to Star in New Musical Black No More

The rapper, who was cast in the lead role, also composed music and wrote lyrics for the production

pitchfork.com

August 25, 2021

Black Thought shoots down Fugees and The Roots ‘VERZUZ’ battle rumour

A fake flyer promoting the rap battle had been circulated The post Black Thought shoots down Fugees and The Roots ‘VERZUZ’ battle rumour appeared first on NME.

www.nme.com

August 20, 2021

See Common, Black Thought Perform New Song ‘When We Move’ on ‘Fallon’

Single appears on rapper's upcoming album A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2

www.rollingstone.com

Discs

Cheat Codes

August 12, 2022

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Strangers (feat. A$AP Rocky and Run The Jewels)

August 9, 2022

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Aquamarine (feat. Michael Kiwanuka)

July 13, 2022

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Because (feat. Joey Bada$$, Russ, and Dylan Cartlidge)

June 8, 2022

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No Gold Teeth

May 11, 2022

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Freedom over Everything (feat. Black Thought) [James Poyser & Stro Elliot Remix]

September 3, 2021

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Welcome To America (feat. C.S. Armstrong & Angela Hunte)

February 12, 2021

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American Heartbreak (Music from the HBO Original TV Series)

November 27, 2020

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Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able

October 16, 2020

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RAGE IS BACK [Freestyle]

January 17, 2020

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Streams of Thought Vol. 2

November 26, 2018

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Conception

November 19, 2018

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Rest in Power

July 23, 2018

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Streams of Thought Vol. 1

June 1, 2018

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