Black Thought speaks on a solo album in the works

He’s the greatest MC in the world (?) so when Black Thought talks, people listen. In this quick in-studio interview with ÜberUrban, Tariq speaks on his experience at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon as the front-man of houseband The Roots as well as a smorgasbord of other upcoming projects he’s got on the front, back and side burners. Those include, but are not necessarily limited to: a couple film projects which are “in the can,” a collaboration with the shoe company Creative Recreation, some branded eyewear with Moscot, a line of suits with Robert Graham, a memoir co-authored by Maori Karmael Holmes and Jeff Chang, and last but not least, a solo album tentatively titled The Talented Mr. Trotter (indeed). We’ve known. of course, that this thing was in the works but Thought-fanatics can take heart from his detailed description here of blues-oriented songs (yes, as in, he’ll be singing) that he is currently writing with Raheem DeVaughn and Ray Angry. He’s also in the studio working with Tunde Adebimpe of TVOTR and Jim James from My Morning Jacket, all unrelated to a new Roots record. And then there’s his philanthropic activity with GrassROOTS. Whew. Anyway click play below to get the full update on “Thought At Work.”


  • Can’t wait to get to hear that album! Mr. Trotter is a big favourite!!

  • bigpapamidnight

    What ever happened to the Dangerous Thoughts record with Dangermouse? That was one I really, REALLY was looking forward to.

  • rhett butler

    This is the 3rd album of his Ive heard about from him. (Masterpiece Theater, Dangerous Thoughts). Believe it when I see it.


    i now nderstand why nothing ever comes out. TOO many things going on nigguh… TOO MANY THINGS ON YOUR MIND TARIQ. Eat less, focus more. jesus…

  • Dionne

    Cool interview. I think this album will be great. He’s a dope MC and I’m glad to hear him speak about his well being at this point of his life. I’m excited about the idea of him getting into the fashion game, hopefully there’s some ideas for female gear as well. Blessings to Mr. Trotter in all of his endeavors. Peace