When Black Thought dropped his EP Streams of Thought, Vol. 1 last Friday — his first side project outside of fronting The Roots for nearly 30 (!) years — there was just no doubt I’d be featuring it this week.
And, I’m not even going to write much of an introduction. I don’t feel like adding context about the artist or giving a nod to the backing production or digging into the emotive content.
I just want you to do what I’ve been doing all week — kicking back and letting Black Thought’s seamless, hookless, break-neck rhymes envelop me.
This track is pure fire.