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.”
Royce, Joyner and Black Thought hop on the remix of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Wrote My Way Out” and enhance it with supreme lyricism.
Some rappers go on the Funkmaster Flex show and handle themselves pretty well. But then there’s Black Thought. If there was any question regarding his legendary spot in the hip hop hierarchy, this 10 minute blackout session should alleviate your concerns.
What happens when you get Method Man and Black Thought in the same room, put on a beat and let them go? Lethal bars, that’s what.
The Wurxs tap some of Philly’s finest by hiring the firearms of Black Thought, Peedi Crakk and Truck North to catch “WREC.”
Los Angeles emcee Sum teams up with Black Thought for this song off his album Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me Better Keep Running that drops later this year.
“There’s not much to be said about being able to rap on a track with the great Black Thought,” he siad. “He’s a pioneer, and I’m glad he’s finally starting to get more widespread recognition as one of the nastiest to ever do it. My guy Longbeard did his thing on the music, he’s a part of the extended Milky Way tribe and you’ll hear more from him sooner than later.”
David Banner delivers an absolute banger alongside WatchTheDuck and Black Thought titled “Who Want It.” This is just nasty.
J. Period gathers Black Thought, Posdnuos, Pharoahe Monch and the voice of Joss Stone for the politically charged “Rise Up!”
“These are turbulent times in America, with protests and marches spilling out into the streets in record numbers, and activism on the rise,” J. Period told Rolling Stone, who premiered the single. “‘Rise Up’ was born out of that same energy,” continuing that the song “aims to remind us of the higher ideals we’re fighting for when we call for justice: unity, equality, diversity, empathy.”