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Black Thought & Talib Kweli celebrate their joint birthday (w/ Cap'n Kirk of The Roots)

We leave you with an extra super duty tough birthday shout out to Okayplayers Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter and Talib Kweli–two great individuals who happen to be born on October 3rd (and who also happen to be two of the greatest rappers of all times). You can raise your lighter (well birthday candle) up in celebration simply by retweeting this phrase before midnight tonight. However, Thought has specifically requested that people who wish to make a gift or gesture in honor of his birthday, make a donation toward his GrassROOTS foundation which is holding a major Power Forward fundraiser where he’ll be performing in just a few days. You can find out more about the incredible work with disadvantaged girls that the foundation is doing by reading this interview with Tarik. And while you pay it forward (give here), bop your head to some of the gifts Thought has already given us with this mix of 10 classic Black Thought bangers compiled by UpNorthTrips and posted at EgoTrip today in his honor. Mix with a splash of Attack the Block and you got yourself an Okayplayer birthday cocktail.

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  • Mezzzy2

    My Big Sis’s Birthday today as well. R.I.P Melia. Only fitting for her to be born on the same day as the illest MC of all time! Yeah, I said it. She was one of a kind just like Black Thought. Much respect to Kweli as well.