“I’m an MC; nobody asks me who I think is the most dangerous MC out right now,” P says while speaking to Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller on their Rap Radar Podcast. “For me, personally, the most dangerous MC — and to get on a track with him is like…you gotta wake up, you gotta read a book, you gotta watch film, you gotta stretch, you gotta think, you gotta eat fruit, you gotta jog, you gotta do everything, ’cause he’s Jedi level. He’s like the Jedi of the Jedi.”
From there, P encourages the podcast hosts to guess which rapper they’re talking about, with the pair naming Drake, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole.
He acknowledges them as talented rappers in their own right before revealing who he was talking about — Black Thought.
“Black Thought is the ultimate Jedi. He’s dangerous. I’m talkin’ about bars — just raw. He’s born-bars. Like, I’m born-bars…I’m a bar machine…his content and where he goes is just so far out there that you have to be so smart [to appreciate it]; I think the average person may not even understand what they’re hearing when they hear him,” he says. “Black Thought’s rapping seems] so effortless. That’s what makes him so dangerous.”
Thought and P have collaborated together multiple times. The latter appeared on the former’s track “Making a Murderer” off of Thought’s Streams of Thought Vol. 1 project, as well as The Roots’ title track for their album Rising Down. Thought appeared on P’s “Cause I’m Black,” a track from the LOX rapper’s 2007 album Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman).
H/T: Ambrosia For Heads