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If you haven’t seen the season six premiere of Game of Thrones and won’t be able to catch it before Sunday’s new episode The Roots Black Thought provided a recap of what went down, in rhyme form of course. Real name Tariq Trotter, Black Thought is an avowed fan of the series and on last night’s […]

Lyrical masterminds Pharoahe Monch and Black Thought of The Roots tag team a truculent Marco Polo instrumental for the new track, “Rapid Eye Movement,” the…

The Roots will kick off Philadelphia’s annual celebration of Black Music Month with their fourth-annual Roots Picnic on June 4th. The event will take place at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia, PA.  Black Thought, lead MC of The Roots spoke to TheUrbandaily.com about one of the Summers best shows.  […]

Last night while Charlie Sheen was putting on quite a display of crazy on CNN, ?uestlove announced via Twitter the rather eclectic line-up for the 4th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia.  This year the Philadelphia hip-hop heroes will share the stage with The Grammy’s pick for Best New Artist, Esperanza Spalding, Wiz Khalifa, and Mr. […]

Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, and Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe star in Victoria Mahoney’s upcoming independent film, Yelling To The Sky. The film also stars Marc John Jeffries and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots.

Ghostface Killah’s ninth proper album, Apollo Kids, hits stores on December 14th and is certain to be another solid entry into the Wu-Tang Clan member’s discography.

Last night, the Hennessy Artistry event kicked-off in the Chi and here Tip, Black Thought along with the Roots cover N.W.A’s classic, “Straight Outta Compton”. The event also featured Curren$y, Kid Sister, D-Nice and special guest, Erykah Badu. I thought this video was SO DOPE! Enjoy :)

This week on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” anchor Brian Williams joined host Jimmy Fallon and house band The Roots to “slow jam” the news. Watch below as Fallon, Williams and The Roots turn everything from health care reform and congressmen with funny names into a seductive ballad, albeit a hilarious one! When he’s […]