New Black Thought Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Black Thought Knew Prodigy Would “Change The Game” After Hearing Unreleased ‘Infamous’ Songs [Feature ]

The tributes keep rolling in, deservedly, for Prodigy, the legendary Mobb Deep emcee who passed away on Tuesday (June 20), after being hospitalized for symptoms related to his lifelong battle with sickle-cell anemia. After... Read More


Logic Predicted J. Cole & Black Thought Album Features Six Years Ago [Feature ]

On numerous occasions over the past few months, we've tackled the concept of speaking it into existence. The idea here is simple: speak (or tweet) what you want until you get what you've spoken (or tweeted). For... Read More


Royce da 5’9” Says Black Thought & Elzhi are “Criminally Underrated,” He’s Right [Feature ]

When it comes to sharing his thoughts about fellow emcees, Royce da 5'9" isn't one to hold his tongue. In the latest edition of All Def Digital's Fill In The Blank video series, the Detroit veteran was asked who... Read More


Black Thought: “You Can Expect ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Performances” [Feature ]

Something we never thought we’d see is a notable hip-hop Broadway musical, yet Lin-Manuel Miranda gave us Hamilton: An American Musical, and the show that has become just as critical for... Read More


Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear This Black Thought Harvard Freestyle [Feature ]

Last year right around this time I wrote one of my finest pieces to date, "Black Thought is the Best Emcee Alive, Period."  To this day it still gets shared every so often. I wish I could say it's all because I... Read More


Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear Black Thought Rap on “Making a Murderer” [Feature ]

One of the unintended benefits of running our new "Holy Shit You Need to Hear This" series is that it's made me appreciate just how much incredible music comes out every week. We really want to hold true to that "Holy... Read More


Read Black Thought’s New “Game Theory” Column for DJBooth Right Now [Feature ]

Waddup! This is Tariq Trotter, also known as Black Thought of the Legendary Roots Crew. The good folks here at DJBooth have invited me to bring you “Game Theory,” a series of monthly editorials, along... Read More


Black Thought x S.T.S. x Truck North - Mad Men Jam Boys [Stream]

Philly representatives Black Thought (of The Roots), S.T.S and Truck North have come together with The Wurxs for Mad Men Jam Boys, a flip of RJD2’s Mad Men theme song. Look for the record to appear on The Wurxs... Read More


J.Period & Black Thought - The Live Mixtape (JB Edition) [Album]

Prepare yourself for a hefty serving of audio dope. The latest installment in Brooklyn-based DJ J.Period and the legendary Black Thought's Live Mixtape series pays tribute to the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown.... Read More


Black Thought is the Best Emcee Alive, Period [Feature ]

For the past five months I've been grumpy and cold. That's all. Well, high sometimes too, but mainly grumpy and cold.  Every time I step outside I think, "Why the fuck do I live where it snows?" Every... Read More


Sean C & LV ft. Black Thought, STS & Peedi Crack - Fire [Stream]

Seven months after Sean C & LV teamed up with the Booth to drop the massively acclaimed Loud Dreams Vol. 1 mixtape, listeners are doubtless getting hungry for more fresh tunes from the veteran beat duo. Fortunately,... Read More


STS ft. Black Thought - $5,000 Dolla Coat Sh*t [Stream]

On the lead single off his next project, STS reminded us How Philly Use to Sound back in the day. Now, he’s snapped back to the present day to give us an taste of the City of Brotherly Love’s contemporary sound in... Read More


Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9” & Black Thought - The Imperial [Stream]

Remember when Statik took part in our Behind The Boards series? One thing that always stood out to me was when he said this about features, “I don’t pay anybody; it’s always trade-offs. It’s out of mutual respect,... Read More


Pharoahe Monch ft. Black Thought - Rapid Eye Movement [Stream]

As anyone familiar with his oeuvre already knows, Pharoahe Monch can outspit the average rapper in his sleep. Be that as it may, he doesn’t take the title of his latest feature as an excuse to nap on the job. In fact,... Read More


The Wurxs ft. Black Thought & Truck North - Visions Polarized [Stream]

Philly crew The Wurxs may not be frequent visitors to The DJBooth, but when they do come calling, you know you’re in for a dope listen. Nearly a year after their last feature, Death From Above (which itself followed 13... Read More


Talib Kweli ft. Black Thought, Rah Digga & ALBe. Back - Art Imitates Life [Stream]

Talib Kweli set up quite an interesting way of releasing his new album, Gravitas. When you buy the album through his site,, you will get access to his email and a phone number specifically assigned for members of... Read More


Statik Selektah ft. Raekwon, Joey BadA$$ & Black Thought - Bird’s Eye View [Stream]

From where Statik Selektah‘s perched, other artists look like a bunch of scurrying ants. On single numero uno off his next studio album, the Boston heavyweight enlists a few of his most lyrically-talented homies to... Read More


Talib Kweli ft. Black Thought & Rah Digga - Art Imitates Life [Stream]

Remember those old Gatorade commercials where female soccer star Mia Hamm would compete against Michael Jordan, while the song “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)” played in the background? Consider Art... Read More


Truck North ft. Black Thought & Asher Roth - Capital Crime [Stream & Download]

I’m not a believer in the death penalty, but I make an exception for the execution of dope beats by rappers as talented as Truck North and his posse. Following last week’s Rock ‘N’ Rolla, EP bonus... Read More


Talib Kweli ft. Black Thought & Ab-Soul - Congregation [Stream & Download]

“Can I get a ‘Church!’ from the Congregation?” Fresh off unleashing his latest street album upon the ‘net, Talib Kweli has donned his Sunday best to bring us a standout selection off the project. And,... Read More


¡MAYDAY! ft. Black Thought, DJ Khaled, Jay Rock, Jon Connor, & Stevie Stone - T-N-T (Remix) [Stream & Download]

It’s freezing in the US of A right now, and with the climax of events happening across the nation, ranging from the cries surrounding the murder of Trayvon Martin to the heated debates on health care and civil liberties,... Read More


Nneka ft. Black Thought - God Knows Why [Stream & Download]

It’s been about a year since we’ve heard from Nneka, the singer/rapper whose Concrete Jungle album had me calling her a “harder Alicia Keys or a more hopeful Mos Def, if Mos could actually sing.” (Yep, I really... Read More


OCD (Moosh & Twist) ft. Black Thought - Mathematics (Remix) [Stream]

I didn’t become a staff writer by being great at Mathematics, but I do know that OCD plus Black Thought equals a dope record. On this newly-remixed album standout, the Roots frontman joins Moosh and Twist... Read More


Thurz ft. Black Thought - Riot [Stream]

For those who haven’t been following Thurz’ march towards the release of his L.A. Riot album, let’s play a little catch up, shall we? First there was the highly rated Rodney King, followed by the highly rated Los... Read More


Nikki Jean ft. Lupe Fiasco & Black Thought - Million Star Hotel [Stream]

Lupe Fiasco sure knows how to pick ‘em—by “‘em,” I mean up-and-coming female singer-songwriters whose talents deserve a national platform. Though she took a little longer to make her solo Booth debut than... Read More


Young Chris ft. Eve, Meek Mill, & Black Thought - Philly Sh*t (Remix) [Stream & Download]

Since it’s been nearly two years since the Young Gunz member last stepped into the Booth with a solo feature, fans may well be wondering, “Is Young Chris still on that Philly Sh*t?” If that’s the case, this... Read More