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About Black Thought

Born Tariq Trotter in Philadelphia, Black Thought is the lead MC and a founding member of the hip hop band The Roots. After meeting drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson in the late 1980s, the two would go on to expand the group to include various members and instrumentalists to become hip-hop’s “first legitimate band”. Black Thought is widely considered to be one of the greatest MCs of all time, thanks to his consistency, intricate lyricism, complex wordplay, and social awareness.

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