I assure you, it's worth your while to listen to every second of that J Dilla Tribute show we posted earlier today. But, if you just want to get to the rhymes for the sake of iPod updating, nah right uploaded Black Thought and Q-Tip's freestyles from the show as separate files. "Son of asa lama lakum/I'm an abomination/A marijuana patient/with Grammy nominations/if everything and everybody in their proper places/Black Thought is out his mind he on that outer space shit/spotted on the red carpet steppin' out a space ship/with a glass of shiraz and two around the way chicks." Lord have mercy, if Tarik isn't on your top 5 list, I don't know what you're listening to.

Black Thought "J Dilla Tribute Show Freestyle pt1"





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Black Thought & Q-Tip "J DIlla Tribute Show Freestyle pt2"





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Black Thought "J Dilla Tribute Show Freestyle pt3"





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Comments

  • AmericaTheUgly

    Ridiculous wordplay..this man has never came remotely weak. Keep on!

  • onetwothree

    start by spelling Tariq’s name right

  • missesdeedee

    tariq will always be one of the best of all time…noone in this time can come close to him….he is a machine. he is literally…..OUTTA SIGHT!!!!

  • Gangster of Love

    This is amazing!!! “The Exclusive” is a dope track, but I would really love to hear Black Thought rip it over “Stepson of the Clapper!!”

  • s.g.

    wordplay was ridiculous. top 5 for sure

  • Shamz

    re onetwothree:

    he spells it both ways, k or q

  • UnclePimpin

    This is how we do coming out of philly! This is the answer to the question; to why he is never on nobody else album. He is a beast when it comes to the word play.,

  • Gangster of Love

    @ onetwothree

    Who died and made you Spelling Bee champion?

    @ Shamz

    Can we get a track listing from ?uestlove’s set?

  • UHMinSoCal

    My Goodness! He’s (Rakim-Kane-G Rap-KRS)esque to the core.

  • Shamz

    @ Gangster of Love

    I’ma see if I can get a hold of that

  • Gangster of Love

    @ Shamz

    Good looking out!!!

    And If you can’t get the entire listing, just tell me the name of the track that starts at the “9:58″ point of Quest’s mix. Is that a Dilla track?

  • kidtruth

    shit is ridic. greatest of all time.

  • R.U.R

    dope

    Black Thought is on some “other other” sh*T!!!

    Dude is the John H. Clarke of M.C.(ing)

  • Brad Piff

    YO. Thank you.

  • fortnox3

    Black Thought, one of hip-hops dopest emcee’s hands down. Dude rips mics incredibly. Much Respect!

  • Let Shannon Dunk

    he is abusing the mic! what the f*@%?

  • watitdone

    they say my drive two hundred twenty miles per hour
    sixteen bars two hundred twenty thousand dollars.. wow

  • Rising Down

    Black Thought is ridiculous

  • Rising Down

    and thats in a good way :P

  • orits

    black thought is the greatest, honestly.who else can do this? name one mc who can do this shit!!!

  • rome cee

    Thought never ceases to amaze me. RIP Dilla.

    http://romecee.blogspot.com/

  • sgtswtsz

    @ Gangster of Love

    yo, that track at 9:58… is bananas indeed, i don’t think it’s dilla, (at least i hope it couldn’t have eluded me) i’m guessing it was just ?uest messing with Foster Sylvers’ “Misdemeanor”. Which is one of the illest pieces of wax around.

    btw, the way he half-recreated “Two Can Win” on the tables blew my mind.

    props ?uest, and props Sylvers.

    and once again, Thought is a monstrous fiend.

  • Prof O

    ?uestlove made me lol…

  • GRANDPA-J®

    when the beat changes on part 2…daaaaaamn.

  • DJ CROSSFADER

    Black Though is one of the best Mc’s ever lived and anyone who disputes that is tripping hard

  • ruin

    Black blacked out….wonder if these are rhymes of a future album tho….even still, thought’s flow is the best out there. NO ONE rides a beat like this dude…

  • J Pronananana

    Yo, BT is the coldest…

  • Gangster of Love

    @ sgtswtsz:

    He definitely killed it with the “Two Can Win” mix. Dilla’s catalog of music is crazy!!!

    And Black Thought ripped it so hard, I almost forgot that they were paying tribute to Dilla. He stole the show for a minute, until ?uest threw on “Fly Girl,” followed by “We Be Dim.” Incredible!!!

  • Gangster of Love

    @ Shamz & sgtswtsz:

    And my fault; I was referring to the track “AFTER” the Foster Sylver’s cut.

  • MarcoDR

    Damn the bol blacked!!

  • young yak

    BLACK THOUGHT IS A AUTOMATIC RIFFLE BANANA CLIP RAPPIN AZZ DAMAGA NIGGA MC —-FORREAL

  • mars_concepts

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh SHIT!!!!!!!

    DAMN!

  • JAHI

    Ok. After this, people should know

    “There’s no way you can rock after them”

    Black Thought blacked out. When I first heard it, I was shocked because you even hear Tony Touch talking in the back and Tariq is still killin it. Message to Black Thought: one of the greatest. respect due… They need to drop that mic and get another one because Ive seen and heard a lot of freestyles on Tony Touch’s show, but there has never (and never will be again) something as incredible as that 1st flow out the gate.

  • JAHI

    “Son of asa lama lakum/I’m an abomination/A marijuana patient/with Grammy nominations/if everything and everybody in their proper places/Black Thought is out his mind he on that outer space shit/spotted on the red carpet steppin’ out a space ship/with a glass of shiraz and two around the way chicks.”
    -Black Thought…..who’s topping that?

  • Raw B

    Been saying Thought @ No 1 all decade, bout time heads see what it is.

  • activist

    WOW! im speechless

  • aaa

    dang… q- tip couldnt even rhyme after that bizness

  • Yah Yah!

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  • one word

    LEGENDARY!

  • dailymerger

    Simply Amazing…Thought’s been in my Top 5 of all time. Freestyle, Written, battle rhymes, story rhymes, live shows, with a band or DJ, consistency, held it down after Malik B left the game. He might be the best to EVER do it.

  • turntablist IV

    Jay,Em & Wayne Who ?? SSSSSSSEEEEIIIIIIIT… Thought allllll DAY!!!

  • gregory kruxx

    Black Thought DAMN!!!!!!! This dude makes me realize more day after day why he is slowly becoming my favorite Emcee out there!!!

  • Artistik

    How could someone call themselves the greatest rapper alive without puttin Black Thought in the same sentence as them. If you cant do that, then that means your simply not.. Recognize what I personally have been listening to for the last 16 yrs… Underated and Well Appreciated!!!!

  • gregory kruxx

    Artistik I agree, been a fan of tariq since organix dropped….shit I remember when I first heard illadeL,,,,damn time flies…

    my current top 5 in no particular order…..black thought, mos def, nas, blu, jay electronica!!!!!!

    2010 list for me right now

  • gregory kruxx

    and keep hov off ur lists cause right now he dnt even stack next to these dudes….ive been jigga fan forever too u hve no idea he was always number 1 or 2 back n forth with nas, but tariq, blu mos jay elec,,,,whooooooooooooooooo,,,,.

    nas still on it

  • cdrum360

    Get his ass in the studio! Gotdamn that was fiyah!

  • Shady aka 2 Vicious

    Crazy.. I dont even know whatelse to say..

  • ignant_negro

    this is why black thought is amazing

  • B Crown 84

    black though = G.O.A.T. no if ands or buts about it.

  • B Crown 84

    Black Thought is without a doubt in the greatest of all time….no ifs ands or buts about it suckas!

  • rickyrose

    quest is hilarious saying “I dont even wanna rap no more”

  • Vante’ Soul

    Black Thitought!!!!!!!!! the best all day! Philly all day!
    the Roots! all day!!!!!!!!!!

    Don’t say nuthin’ (Vante’ Soul official remix w/vocals)Crazy!! available now!!!! Okayplayer where can I send them???!
    Remixes will be on myspace.com/allstarmusicproductions
    peace

  • randomspeaker

    every rapper should just stop out of the studio now after this shit

  • randomspeaker

    *step out of the studio*

  • activist

    top 5 for me black thought, mos def, talieb kweli, lupe fiasco, and nas PERIOD!

  • activist

    ?uest is hilarious at the end

  • EthanAllen…

    Damn Thought…

  • KD06

    Not freestyle but very solid. Thought killed though….

  • KD06

    I may have misspoke he is freestyling on the second joint… Wow! Either way he kills it..

  • SayWhat

    Wow, great music. Too bad the sound is total crap.
    Give up Serato and keep it ol skool.

  • Kriswontwo

    Black Thought is the BADDEST mc of ALL TIME!! Never EVER falling off

  • Dako the Indian

    Shit Black THought! the man is the baddest hardest working best freestylin MC Ever! … or at least in the top 3 with a few other greats!

  • Dako the Indian

    Shit Black THought! the man is the baddest hardest working best freestylin MC Ever! … or at least in the top 3 with a few other greats!

  • www.myspace.com/redcapmedia

    Who cares if he freestyled or not that shit was bananas!!!!!

  • clarence 13X

    blackkkkkkkkkkkkkk thought is whoooooooooooooooo …. thats how you freestyle tight pants gay rappers

  • young yak

    the wild style is in the win like an allergen

  • gregory kruxx

    okayplayer heads need to breathe on this goat shit

    aint no best

  • tred

    speechless, hear me?

    totally….fuckin…SPEECHLESS!!!

  • Main-One

    Peace to Black Thought.

  • 1,2,3,4,5

    Im not gonna fuck around: Black Thought is the illest to ever touch the mic, hands down! Shut the fuck up with the top five bullshit, im sorry KRS but the Big Bad Willy Wank is number 1,2,3,4 & 5.

  • Imposeum

    Tariq… This man…. Oh my. He been running it though. I’m still shocked that he can still push the envelope. Tariq, dopest emcee of all time. period.

  • and_it_weighs_a_ton

    Black Thought is literally the best there is. There’s some damn good people out there but he just tops em all

  • Leonard part 3

    reason to live.

    black thought you get my love.

    whoooaaaaaa fucking killed that shit.

    please don’t pass the popcorn to anyone else.
    eat it straight to the face.

    ……..

  • esteeminatti

    …KYOT DAYUM!!!!!! I’ve been a Black Thought/Roots fan since 94 when my cuzzo put me on to them. I’ve seen him and the band perform live a few times. The one thing that always happens is that I’m just left in utter disbelief. We talmbout doing a whole set with songs from their catalog and then doing the tribute part, paying homage to Kane and G Rap…You already know how wordy and multi-syllabic their older shit was; this dude’s breath control, ability to ride a beat, intricate, clever wordplay and delivery is off the fukkin charts! Like Toca said, halfway through the second jawn my face started hurtin from the Bobby Brown seizure face I was makin. Black Thought, Reek Geez. The. Bad. Lieutenant. God. Dammit.

  • Toro

    Señor Q-Tip you need to start writing more : )

  • Drake Dilla

    Black thought need to bring masterpiece theatre, or just record a whole album with freestyles like these here….just sayin’ this sum hot shit…

  • Drake Dilla

    these freestees from Tariq, Mr Trotter, Man At Work, should be on a Roots album…this what we need in a album….word…originoo…never “CLONESSS”