|Birth name||Tariq Luqmaan Trotter|
|Also known as||Bad Lieutenant, Big Bank Willie Gank, and Riq Geez|
|Born||October 3, 1972 (age 35)|
|Associated acts||The Roots|
Tariq Luqmaan Trotter (b. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Def Jam Recordings is a United States based hip-hop Record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as a part of The Island The Roots are an American hip-hop band from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. October 3, 1972), better known as Black Thought, is an American rap artist and the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots. Events 42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rapping (also known as emceeing, MCing, spitting, or just rhyming) is the Rhythmic spoken delivery of Rhymes wordplay and Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with The Roots are an American hip-hop band from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Thought, who co-founded The Roots with drummer ?uestlove (Ahmir Thompson), is widely lauded for his complex and politically aware lyrical content, and his sharply honed live performances. Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born on January 20, 1971) known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove (also known as BROther ?uestion or
Tariq was born to the late Cassandra (Cassie) and Thomas Trotter and was raised in South Philadelphia on 7th Street. South Philadelphia Nicknamed "South Philly" is the section of Philadelphia bounded by South Street to the north the Delaware River Both parents were murdered. While in high school Tariq met ?uestlove in the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, and formed a drummer/MC duo performing on the streets of Philly and at talent shows. Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born on January 20, 1971) known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove (also known as BROther ?uestion or Thought would subsequently spend some time as one of two MCs in the group The Square Roots: the other one was Malik B.
A name change (to simply The Roots) and an album release (Organix) Black Thought and Malik struck a balance, with Malik bringing more personal raps and Thought oriented towards a more political style infused with battle raps. Malik Abdul Basit-Smart is a hip-hop artist associated with The Roots from their beginning up until 2000-2001 when he mysteriously disappeared Freestyle rap is an Improvisational form of Rapping, performed with few or no previously composed Lyrics, which is said to reflect a direct mapping of the
After Malik B. left the group, Thought continued drifting toward the political, and was featured on several other records like Common's One Day it'll All Make Sense, Linkin Park's Reanimation and more recently its frontman Mike Shinoda's The Rising Tied, as well as Damian Marley's Welcome to Jamrock and The Coup's Pick a Bigger Weapon. Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr (born March 13 1972) better known by his Stage name Common (and previously known as Common Sense) is an Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Michael Kenji Shinoda (born February 11 1977 is an American Musician, record producer and Artist from Agoura Hills California. Damian Robert Nesta "Junior Gong" Marley (born July 21, 1978) is a three time Grammy -winning Reggae artist and is the second The Coup is a Political hip hop group based in Oakland California.
The Roots' 2006 album Game Theory shows a more introspective side of Black Thought and is the "darkest" Roots album to date; the Roots' 2008 album Rising Down exposes Black Thought's anger and frustration regarding a variety of current issues. Game Theory is the seventh Studio album by Philadelphia -based hip hop group The Roots, their first on Def Jam Records Rising Down is the eighth studio album by Philadelphia -based hip hop band The Roots, released on Def Jam on April 29 2008 Taken together, these works suggest Black Thought's increasing willingness to express more personal and emotional thoughts and beliefs.
Black Thought was in the process of recording a solo album (to be titled Masterpiece Theater), but he shelved the project when he determined the project would not assist the group in their release from their contract with MCA Records. MCA Records was an American -based record company owned by MCA Inc Some of the songs he recorded for Masterpiece Theater were eventually released as tracks on The Roots' album Phrenology. Phrenology (released November 26, 2002) is the fifth album from The Roots. Thought is currently working on a collaborative project with producer Danger Mouse (which, according to XXL magazine, is tentatively being called Dangerous Thoughts), as well as a Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama. Brian Joseph Burton, better known by his Stage name Danger Mouse, is an American artist and producer. Despite side work, Thought is still committed to The Roots. He has also been a member of two production teams, Grand Negaz and The Grand Wizzards. The Grand Wizzards are a production team for The Roots, an evolution of the pre-existing Grand Negaz.
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