Common knows that this country is in disarray as the Presidential Election is right around the corner. Ultimately, all he wants is peace and collaborates with Black Thought for “Say Peace” with PJ on the hook.
BLACK THOUGHT, CEE-LO GREEN, SYLEENA JOHNSON, ANTHONY HAMILTON & STEPHEN MARLEY – IS IT BECAUSE I’M BLACK? (PRODUCED BY SALAAM REMI)
Salaam Remi enlists and impressive lineup that includes Black Thought, Ce-Lo Green, Syleena Johnson, Anthony Hamilton and Stephen Marley for a little protest music with “Is It Because I’m Black?”
The third installment of Black Thought’s Streams of Thought will drop on July 31st and be produced entirely by Sean-C. The Roots frontman unleashes the first song from the project with the appropriately titled “Thought vs. Everybody.”
To kick off the 2020 BET Awards, Public Enemy properly read the room and brought in Nas, Black Thought, Rapsody, YG and Jahi to revamp their classic song “Fight The Power.” As relevant now as it was 31 years ago, each emcee brings their own flavor to the 2020 version of the song.
Apollo Brown has announced another collaboration album. This time, the Detroit producer is working with Buffalo’s Che Noir on As God Intended for a July 10th release. For their first offering, the duo are joined by Black Thought on “Hustle Don’t Give.”
“This joint is a favorite of mine, and it was also the last beat I made for the album. I love how Che’ comes at you from all different angles, and gives the imagery that’s needed in this game” Apollo stated to OkayPlayer. “It was an honor to have one of the best to do it, Black Thought, on this record as well, giving his take on the grind.”
Adrian Younge provides the musical backing for Black Thought to paint his lyricism with “Noir.”
“The obsession with race is disturbing to those that wish to divert attention away from the unyielding attributes that have plagued black America,” Younge says. “However, we all must realize how such disenfranchisement has negatively affected us all. We are all equal and we are all human; we all have something to say and something to contribute; essentially, we all deserve to be heard, recognized and respected. That being said, our celebration of Black History Month brings us closer to understanding the struggles and contributions African Americans have made in making America what it is.”
Black Thought pulls double duty on The Tonight Show and is the musical guest along with Salaam Remi as they perform “Conception” off of the second installment of the Streams of Thought project.
On November 26, Black Thought will release the second installment of his Streams of Thought series. This time around, he’ll collaborate with Salaam Remi after 9th Wonder brilliantly blessed him on the first volume. Here’s the first song from that project that is anchored with a Marvin Gaye sample on the Reef Ruffin assisted “Conception.”
Black Thought provides the official song to the Jay-Z produced series on the death of Trayvon Martin that spun the world out of control and is something we still haven’t been able to get over.
Black Thought dropped a jewel last night with the Streams of Thought Vol. 1 EP produced by 9th Wonder & The Soul Counsel . It may be only five songs but the verbal ferocity is in full force. If you need convincing, check out the brutal lyrical barrage from Thought and Rapsody on “Dostoyevsky.”