Black Thought

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The Anniversary

Things Fall Apart Turns 20

Many people only know the Roots as Jimmy Fallon’s band on The Tonight Show. While that should be a criminal offense, it exemplifies how underrated…
Collin Robinson | February 22, 2019 - 11:43 am

List

25 Great EPs From 2018

Every year, the parameters for this list get a little more specious. With the rise of streaming services and the decline of physical media, the…
James Rettig | December 5, 2018 - 10:00 am

Status Ain't Hood

The Two Competing Dipset Reunions

In the past few days, an image has been showing up on my Twitter feed again and again: a poster of Roc Weekend 2004. The…
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2018 - 12:11 pm

More Black Thought stories

Watch Megan Thee Stallion, Public Enemy & Nas, DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, More Perform At A Very Different BET Awards

The awards show is changing. When you can't put dozens of celebrities in the same room for a live telecast, things don't work the same…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2020 - 9:38 am

Watch Black Thought Debut Three Songs In Tiny Desk Concert

For the past few weeks, The Tonight Show has moved to something that Jimmy Fallon films in his own apartment, and the members of Fallon's…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2020 - 1:48 pm

Eminem Surprise Releases New Album Music To Be Murdered By

Eminem has surprise released a new album called Music To Be Murdered By. The rapper's most recent album was 2018's Kamikaze, which he also dropped…
James Rettig | January 17, 2020 - 12:19 am

Oh Boy, Jimmy Fallon & Megan Thee Stallion Made A “Hot Girl Fall” Video

Look. Just. It's OK. We'll get through this. Listen. Jimmy Fallon and Megan Thee Stallion made a "Hot Girl Fall" video. That's fine, right? We…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2019 - 8:54 am

Jimmy Fallon Raps “Old Town Road” As Bernie Sanders

The saga of Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" is one of the best, weirdest pop-music stories we've heard in years. A Dutch teenager builds…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2019 - 8:56 am

Watch Bad Bunny Perform “Mía” With Jimmy Fallon In A Puerto Rican Parade

There's no real reason why every late-night musical performance has to look the same. Every once in a while, we'll see an artist who finds…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2019 - 9:04 am

Status Ain't Hood

The Two Competing Dipset Reunions

In the past few days, an image has been showing up on my Twitter feed again and again: a poster of Roc Weekend 2004. The…
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2018 - 12:11 pm

Stream Black Thought & Salaam Remi’s New EP Streams Of Thought Vol. 2

A few months ago, Black Thought, longtime lead rapper for the Roots, released his first proper solo project. On his EP Streams Of Thought Vol.
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2018 - 9:39 am

Black Thought – “Rest In Power” Video

Jay-Z is one of the executive producers of Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, a six-part documentary series that debuts on the Paramount Network…
James Rettig | July 24, 2018 - 2:20 pm

Black Thought Raps The Plot To The Jurassic Park Movies

Lately, 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
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2018 - 9:52 am

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

Black 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…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2018 - 8:50 am

Black Thought’s Funkmaster Flex Freestyle Is Incredible

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…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2017 - 3:23 pm

Ultimate Playlist

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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…
Scott Lapatine | October 4, 2017 - 12:39 pm
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