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Black Thought's ‘Streams of Thought Vol. 4’ Will Feature Yasiin Bey, Redman, & More

Big K.R.I.T., Yasiin Bey, Rick Ross, Curren$y and more are scheduled to appear on upcoming Black Thought album Streams of Thought Vol. 4.

Black Thought has more heat on the way. While The Roots frontman is releasing collaborative album Glorious Game with El Michels Affair on Friday (April 14), he’s planning a forthcoming solo project Streams of Thought Vol. 4.

Produced entirely by Detroit musician 14KT, Streams of Thought Vol. 4 is slated to feature Rick Ross, JID, Redman, Fabolous, Big K.R.I.T., Curren$y, Pharoahe Monch and Tobe Nwigwe. 

“I never knew dude. I wasn’t familiar with his work. But I’ve got lots of connections to Detroit — family, longtime friends. DJ Jazzy Jeff does these retreats at his home annually where he flies in writers, producers from all over the world,” Thought recently told The Fader about 14KT.

Also appearing on the LP is Black Star member Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), on a song that Thought says will “represent a seismic shift in the game.” Apparently he has been sitting on the track for a few years.

“[14]KT sent me this beat to a song called ‘Blaaaaack!,’ and that became the first song I recorded, me and Yasiin Bey, on Streams of Thought Vol. 4,” he recently told The FADER. “It’s a timeless classic. It’s been in my vault for a couple years already.

He continued, “It could come out at any point in time, and it’ll still represent a seismic shift in the game just because of how powerful it is and what it speaks to. I was like, ‘Yo, if this is what the process is gonna be like, let’s keep it rolling, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.'”

Most recently Bey and Trotter teamed up on “Frequency” from Black Star’s long-awaited 2022 LP No Fear of Time, and album leftover “Mineral Mountain.”

Listen to Black Thought’s interview with The Fader below.