Black Thought
Black Thought

Black Thought (* 3. Oktober 1972 in Philadelphia) heißt mit bürgerlichem Namen Tariq Trotter. Er ist amerikanischer Rapper und Gründer der Hip-Hop-Gruppe The Roots, zusammen mit dem Schlagzeuger Ahmir Khalib Thompson, genannt Questlove. Er gehört zu den Vertretern des Conscious Rap.

Anfang September 2007 wurde Black Thought für das Regiedebüt von Mark Webber ("Bomb The System") gecastet. Der Independent-Film "Explicit Ills" behandelt die Folgen von Armut, Drogenkonsum und bestimmten Entscheidungen, zu denen Menschen im Leben gezwungen sind.


Neben seiner Hauptaktivität in der Band The Roots hat Black Thought auch zahlreiche Gastauftritte mit namhaften Künstlern absolviert, u.a.

  • Appreciate, Love and Life, Latoya London
  • Burnin' and Lootin', Chant Down Babylon (Post-Humous Remix), Bob Marley
  • Flutlicht, Sinnflut, Curse
  • Guerilla Monsoon Rap, Quality, Talib Kweli
  • Hard Hitters, Expansion Team, Dilated Peoples
  • Hurricane, The Hurricane Soundtrack, Black Thought, Common, Dice Raw, Flo Brown, Jazzyfatnastees and Mos Def
  • It's About That Time, Soul Survivor, Pete Rock
  • Live From The PJs, Revolutions, The X-Ecutioners
  • Live From the Sretch Armstrong Show, Lyricist Lounge Volume One, Various Artists
  • Meiso, Meiso, DJ Krush
  • My Favorite Mutiny, Pick A Bigger Weapon, The Coup
  • Pimpass Paradise, Welcome to Jamrock, Damian Marley
  • Respiration (Flying High Remix), Respiration 12", Black Star
  • Right Now, The Rising Tied, Fort Minor
  • Stolen Moments pt II, One Day it'll All Make Sense, Common
  • Super Lyrical, Capital Punishment, Big Pun
  • X-Ecutioner Style, Reanimation, Linkin Park
  • Cold Blooded, Like Water for Chocolate (album), Common
  • "Eh Hee",live in concert at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI,Dave Matthews Band
  • 2000: "Network", Plain Rap (album), The Pharcyde
  • 2001: "Zen Approach", Zen (album), DJ Krush
  • 2006: "Yes, Yes Y'all",Timeless (album),Sergio Mendes
  • 2006: "Love Movin'", The Shining (album), J Dilla
  • 2007: "Clean Up", Deep Hearted (album), Strong Arm Steady
  • 2008: "Cause I'm Black", Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman) (album), Styles P

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