Black Thought Says That 'Streams Of Thought Vol. 1' Was A Follow-Up To His Viral Freestyle
The rapper says he has a lot more music to put out following the release of Streams of Thought Vol. 1.
Earlier this year saw the release of Black Thought's solo debut Streams of Thought Vol. 1. Produced by 9th Wonder and The Soul Council, the five-track project served as a nice sample for fans of The Roots MC. Now, in a recent interview with actor Daveed Diggs via Talkhouse's podcast series, the rapper discussed creating the project, how he's about to embark on his own "Picasso 1932" moment, and much more.
Speaking on Streams of Thought, the Philadelphia artist said that the project was a follow-up to the viral freestyle he did at Hot 97 late last year.
"I could've just done the rounds. I could've just went around and said 'Ok, I'm gonna go out to L.A. now and do the same thing on a radio show out there.' Just do more 15-minute, 10-minute freestyles or whatever," Thought said. "But I decided to speak to what I was getting from my fans which was like 'Whatever happened to all these different projects you said was coming out?"
Thought also spoke on how he feels he's entering his Picasso 1932 moment this year, referring to when the famed painter created countless paintings throughout 1932.
"The amount of music and media that I'm trying to put out in a years time is going to be a period comparable to Picasso's 1932," he said. "He put out so many different drawings and etchings and sculptures...this is my 1932 as a follow-up to that freestyle from last year."
The pair also talks about Diggs' new film Blindspotting as well as compare the boom of black cinema in Oakland to Philadelphia's music scene when The Roots was coming up.
Listen to the interview below.