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.
John Legend, The Roots - John Legend Talks About Education: Amex UNSTAGED & MEMBERS PROJECT
Legend sits down with dedicated educators at Harlem Village Academies prior to his performance at Terminal 5 in New York City on September 23rd, 2010. Directed by Spike Lee. Part of UNSTAGED: an original series from American Express.