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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Miguel, Bell Biv Devoe and the Roots to Perform at BET Experience

Tickets go on pre-sale starting Wednesday, February 18.

BET Experience After Dark: Party Highlights Day 2

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

BET Experience After Dark: Party Highlights, Day 2

Highlights from Day 2 of the BET Experience After Dark.

Love & Hip Hop: MCs Known for Spitting Love Ballads

Drake, Tupac, Ladies Love (of course), Nelly and others.

R&B Divas Who Impacted Hip Hop

Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna and other genre-benders.

Commentary: The Ongoing Fear of Hip Hop at the Grammys

The 57th annual awards show was "sobering moment in music and couldn't have come at a worse time."
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