“I'm in a lot of people's Top 5, I appreciate it.”
For those that might have gotten things a little misconstrued about The Roots, they are still a group ready to deliver hear for Hip Hop. Being the house band for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon is just a platform to present the masses with what most already knew in regards to their music.
As the group is gearing up to release their ninth studio album How I Got Over, which is scheduled to hit shelves in February, the front man known as Black Thought has been planning his own separate ventures.
A formidable lyricist in his own rights, Thought has always been looked at and many have wondered why he never dropped a solo project. The time has come now as the Philadelphia native is looking to expand on a project that he started back in 2006.
Partnering up with producer Danger Mouse, the duo is in the process of creating a project known as Dangerous Thoughts, although no date to expect the collaborative effort has been released.
Thought has also banded together some cohorts in his city and created another group known as the Money Makin' Jam Boys, so expect to be hearing some noise from them in the near future.
*Brief history lesson: Black Though actually recorded a solo project known as Masterpiece Theatre back in 2001, but the album was scrapped. Most of the songs, however, demoed for it found their way onto Phrenology.
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