Black Thought Freestyles Live On SiriusXM Hip Hop Nation WIth Questlove & Sway.

Black Thought and Questlove recently paid a visit to SiriusXM‘s Hip Hop Nation to drop a little true school heat live in session with Sway. The on-air freestyle session comes ahead of the release of …and then you shoot your cousinThe Roots‘ forthcoming LP, slated to drop on May 19th. Stepping away from The Tonight Show bandstand, Questo and Black Thought take it back to the essence of hip-hop culture with two turntables and a mic. Thought puts on a lyrical clinic that leaves Sway screw-faced as he shreds the track to bits. Check the footage below to watch Black Thought freestyle on SiriusXM’s Hip Hop Nation. Pre-order …and then you shoot your cousin via iTunes. Stay tuned for more from The Roots.


  • jd

    Top 10

    • roberto cruyff

      Top 5

    • ZONE D


    • Lyric is Born


  • rootsfan

    ….who fuckin’ with Black!? Always have been, and always will be one of the best MCs to EVER do it. Peace to the Legendary.

  • Dev DallasCowboy John

    I mean he annihilates that ish….like….no comp….nothings left. Cant wait til Roots Picnic.

  • Wowsers he killed this. Black Thought = Top 3 ALL-TIME MC!

  • Ms. Lemondrop

    Questlove *sigh* lol

  • Chappy

    Top 5

  • yourmomsmom

    The 2nd half is his whole verse from riot off of Thurz la riot album. Dope verse. Definitely not a freestyle.

  • Saul Patino

    The Best of all time. Just way to cool and low key to be blown up like the chingy ass rappers of today’s rap scene.


    Black’s been a fuckin animal since before the turn of the 21st century B! No pre-scripted jargon. No iPhone. No Blackberry. No college ruled spiral. Just heat from his cerebellar cellar! Simply raw and unadulterated bars over a authentic boom bap beat! Twas fuckin’ with that?

  • casanon

    thought has always been on a whole other level,he’s the only one who could possibly put into words just how astonishing and perfect he is as an emcee…the perfect emcee in all honesty,exempt from the top 5 doa lists cause even that is beneath him,the countless times ive been fortunate enough to witness them live,thought always,always destroys the spot n is never anything less than phenomenal, im very happy that i live in the time of the legendary roots crew…they are the definition of hiphop and also happen to be the best band aLIVE!…ps once again im forced to read some moron type ‘definitely not a freestyle tho’ as if theyre in any position to judge/critique the flow of tariq trotter,freestyle isnt just off the top,freestyle is a spontaneous culmination of every word,rhyme,thought,punchline,etc that rattles around an emcees head on the daily,just cause ive said it before or if i thought about it n put it together on the bus earlier this day,does not void the freestyle,the emcee is the freestyle…get it together

  • Michael

    Wow Wow Wow!

    Honestly, who can compete?

  • sceezone

    I hate black thought. . . I hate that dude!! He’s too much to handle!! Stop fuckin’ playin!!

  • Talib L

    black thought most underrated mc of all time! I wish I was as excited about the new LP as much as I was in watching this. WE WANT MORE TARIQ! WE WANT MORE BLACK THOUGHT. brother continues to improve, elevate, and change the game. wouldn’t mind seeing Thought bounce with Pharaoh and do some work with Jim James on some hooks and beats and production by marco polo. In the meantime quest can make more costello albums and stawk Bill Withers some more, or write 20 more chapters of a subject that has already been beat to death

    • talib L

      or do some more commercials