Black Thought

Actor and Singer
Born Oct 3, 1971

Tariq Trotter, better known as Black Thought, is an American hip-hop artist who is the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots, as well as an occasional actor. Black Thought, who co-founded The Roots with drummer ?uestlove (Ahmir Thompson), is widely lauded for his live performance skills and his complex and politically aware lyrical content.… Read More

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1971 Birth Born on October 3, 1971.


1993 21 Years Old The Square Roots renamed themselves the Roots and released their debut album Organix in 1993. … Read More
2000 28 Years Old In 2000, The Roots won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "You Got Me", with guest performances by Erykah Badu and Eve. … Read More
2001 29 Years Old Black Thought recorded a solo album, to be titled Masterpiece Theatre and released in 2001, but the project was scrapped after he learned that the album would not count toward The Roots' contractual commitments. … Read More


2006 34 Years Old In 2006, he began working on a collaborative project with producer Danger Mouse, titled Dangerous Thoughts. … Read More
2008 36 Years Old In a June 2008 interview with Brian Kayser of the website HipHopGame, Black Thought spoke of another solo project that was scheduled for release on the Razor and Tie music corporation. … Read More
2011 39 Years Old In February 2011, Black Thought, along with 10.Deep and the "Money Making Jam Boys" collective—the latter of which includes Dice Raw, S.T.S., Truck North and P.O.R.N.—released the mixtape The Prestige.


2012 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Together with U.K. artist Lotek, Black Thought appeared on the song "Living in Bunkers," by Australian hip hop group Hilltop Hoods, which was released on the Drinking From The Sun album in March 2012.
2013 41 Years Old In early 2013, Black Thought confirmed his continuing work, with Jim James and Tunde Adebimpe, on a solo album entitled Talented Mr. Trotter. … Read More
2015 43 Years Old As of April 2015, the rapper has yet to release a solo album, but when asked about the long-awaited project, by a fan on Twitter, he said he's "working on it." … Read More
2016 44 Years Old In February 2016, Black Thought joined forces with Fashawn, Murs, and Del the Funky Homosapien to record a new track called "Rise Up" for the video game Street Fighter V. … Read More
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