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When folks think of seminal hip-hop band the Roots, they often think of its role on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon or the group’s drummer and good-humored scholar, Questlove. But 2018 may be the year of Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, the Roots’ co-founder and MC. In late 2017, Black Thought’s beyond-masterful freestyle on Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex show went wildly viral, dropping jaws and sparking thought pieces. Then, in June 2018, after thirty years as the Roots’ flow-smith, Black Thought released a solo EP, Streams of Thought, Vol. 1, produced by 9th Wonder. Collectively, though, the Roots remain as active and prolific as ever, reportedly recording 263 songs for a new album called End Game. [Organizer's description]
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