Black Thought x The Combat Jack Show Pt. 2

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

Black Thought is back for the second episode of his in-depth interview with The Combat Jack Show, dropping knowledge and bars as only a rap genius can. Thought breaks down his lyrics from "Boom", drops flows at different speeds and gives a peek at a few of the key ingredients that go into creating a legacy as a legendary MC; South Philly's what its built off in the case of this microphone fiend. Black Thought reveals the science behind impersonating his favorite rappers - Big Daddy Kane and Kool G. Rap most notably - and teams with in-house DJ Just Blaze to demonstrate the art of rocking over multiple beats at different bpm's. The discussion is highlighted by anecdotes about Thought's experiences rhyming with Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Eminem during the 2009 BET Cypher and participating in the 1998 A Great Day In Hip-Hop shoot on East 126th Street in Harlem; Black Thought essentially received the hip-hop baton from the god himself, Rakim Allah. Check the interview for more.