Black Thought

A Philadelphia native, Black Thought (born Tariq Trotter) is the lead rapper and co-founder of The Roots. Along with his iconic hip hop group, the veteran MC made his debut with 1993's Organix. Known for his social and political depth as well as his eclectic style, he's worked with a wide range of artists from Common to Linkin Park. The Grammy-winning lyricist has also tried his hand in acting, appearing in several popular films, including Brown Suger and Spike Lee's Bamboozled.

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The Score: Memorable Movie Soundtracks

These movies just wouldn't have been the same without the music.

Jay Z to Headline Global Citizen Festival

Hov, The Roots and more billed to take the stage in Central Park for the annual free concert.

Kanye West Gives Surprise Performance at Dave Chappelle Show

Kanyeezy hits the stage for comedian's first NYC run in over a decade.

BET Experience After Dark: Party Highlights Day 2

See what happened on the second night of this unforgettable event.

Give the Drummer Some

A look at some influential percussionists in Black music, from Clyde Stubblefield to Sheila E. to Questo and Travis Barker.

Dave Chappelle Enlists Erykah Badu, The Roots for Radio City Music Hall Shows

Comedian commemorates 10th anniversary of his Block Party with a three-night gig at the NYC landmark.
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