Black Thought of The Roots fame delivered a potent ode to Hip-Hop via a Benny Boom-directed video, "Love Letter to Hip Hop."

Celebrated producer Danger Mouse and The Roots frontman Black Thought team up for their excellent joint album, Cheat Codes.

On Twitter, the Illadelph living legend is trending as fans on the social media network highlight the Bad Lieutenant's lyrical legacy as they rightly should.

Black Thought is returning to Carnegie Hall to lead a workshop dedicated to helping young Hip-Hop artists deepen their knowledge of the art and to hone their skills. The three-day workshop will feature the MC instructing the artists on various topics including lyrical compositon and the history of Hip-Hop along with producer and DJ Sean C.


Tariq Trotter, a.k.a Black Thought will be giving listeners a deeper look into his personal journey thanks to a new project with Audible's series dedicated to music artists.

Both as a member of The Roots and as a solo MC, the rapper born Tariq Trotter is in an elite class in the school of rhyming.


Explaining that the project would be for Danger Mouse a "return for him to Hip-Hop," Thought says their collaboration record will be a "feel-good record. It’s a record for people who got into hip-hop and sort of evolved at the same period of time that we did. We’re the elder statesmen at this point, so I feel like this record is reflective of that too.”

The Hip-Hop world is reeling due to the unexpected passing of Malik B. But one person certainly more pointedly feeling the pain of the fallen MC leaving this Earth too soon is his friend and fellow Roots founding member Black Thought. 

The third installment of the 'Streams Of Thought' series from the veteran Philadelphia star drops on July 31.

The bandmates and longtime business partners' Two One Five Entertainment will develop original programming via the new venture.

The Roots frontman delivers three new tracks, two of which are to appear on an upcoming EP release.


Last week fans of the classic PBS show Sesame Street were heartbroken to learn that Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney had passed away at the age of 85, and though he may not be with us people like Jimmy Fallon and Black Thought will make sure his legacy lives on.