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 - Spike Lee Greets Fans before John Legend & The Roots Show: Amex UNSTAGED
Spike Lee, director of the live streaming performance by John Legend & The Roots at Terminal 5 in New York City, chats it up with some fans that showed up way early. Part of UNSTAGED: an original series from American Express.