Black Thought Of The Roots Planning To Release Solo Blues Album

posted Tuesday February 26 ,2013 at 01:12PM CST | 27 comments

Black Thought Of The Roots Planning To Release Solo Blues Album

Black Thought reveals plans to release a solo project, talks "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" corporate gig.

Philly emcee Black Thought may serve as the front man for The Legendary Roots Crew, but that title isn’t keeping the rapper from branching out to release a project of his own. While speaking with TheUberUrban.com, Black Thought shared his plans to release a solo blues album that will instead focus on his talents as a singer.

Black Thought also spoke on the artists who have helped along the way with the project, including R&B crooner Raheem DeVaughn and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.

“I just started writing a couple of weeks ago for a blues album kinda that I’m going to be singing on. I don’t know what it’s gonna be called, but it might be called The Talented Mr. Trotter,” Black Thought revealed in a video posted on NahRight.com. “And I’ve been writing with Raheem DeVaughn and my friend Ray Angry. I’mma be in the studio this week writing with my friend Tunde from a band called TV On The Radio. I’mma be doing some stuff with Jim James from My Morning Jacket. Just some stuff that I feel like I need to get out that is kind of aside from the new Roots record.”

Prior to speaking on the blues-infused album, Black Thought explained what it’s like working in a corporate setting over at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

“It’s as much fun as I can probably have and still be in a corporate environment because there’s very much a corporate setting and a chain of command that’s very different than what I had necessarily been used to,” said Black Thought. “I’ve been my own boss since I was about 18, 19-years-old. So to have an employer and then someone that he works for and someone that he works for. It took a little bit of getting used to, but it’s lots of fun every day.”

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  • nrh oz
    black thought needs a hard hip hop lp produced by madlib featuring big daddy kane , mf doom , schoolly d , guilty simpson , rakim and mos def (yasin bey) peace.....
  • adam
    Masterpiece Theatre, anyone??
  • Anonymous
    whatever happened to his solo album? It was announced in The Source magazine like 13 years ago lol
  • Richard
    Black thought, please give us a solo Hip Hop Album Judging by that Recent joint-Rage is Back, we need a Black thought full album.Nigga Nicer than most of these corny, no name lames. Period! Few can measure up to his skills and we would love to see a black thought-Nas collob| That would be Groundbreaking
    • Anonymous
      What's the point of a solo rap album? Have you not noticed that Black is the only/main rapper on the Roots albums? A solo album would be like a Roots album, but with lesser production. That would be like a step backwards.
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  • BLACK
    THAT INTERVIEWER IS A FAGGOT
  • j
    i THINK that when people say that they want that solo BT rap album that they are curious of how he would sound over sum Primo, flying lotus, Alchemist, or even some Hit Boy.......a BT solo album with similar music to roots(even though they dont totally stay the same) would be a waste. and also he would have to branch out into subject matter he has never touched on.
  • yfguhjikol;
    we threw peter rosenburg in yhe death church an exerist him
  • Assassin221
    Cool man, kinda random but I love blues and it seems a little sad to me that blues and hip-hop haven't mixed more, so I dig this. Hope the album is tight.
    • BCcoastin
      i agree 100. where hip hop began.... blues soul and jazz gotta love it
  • swaggums
    "Rap catalogue consists of all classics"
  • EQUALITYITIS
    NO BRAINER. I DO NOT HAVE TO READ OR WATCH THE VIDEO. IM SUPPORTING ! LET'S GO BLACK THOUGHT !!!!!!!!
  • waka flocka
    who dis old ass nigga tryna kid, my briksquad niggaz be droppin dat real knowledge -Waka Waka Waka Waka
    • Tupac Shakur
      Can't you troll any better? Verpiss dich.
    • Anonymous
      they dropping dat knowledge to the police. snitchin on young vito for that murk
  • Anonymous
    BLACK THOUGHT'S GOING TO BRING RAW LYRICS BACK
    • optimus rhyme
      Not sure how "raw" its gonna be if he's gonna be singing. Worth checking out regardless.
    • Anonymous
      no singing allowed
  • Anonymous
    NAH BLACK THOUGHT'S SOLO SHOULD BE PURE HIP HOP MODERN DAY ILLMATIC
    • Reality Check
      Every recent Roots album is like a Black Thought solo album (besides the guest features)
  • Anonymous
    This is good news but just rap album from his is long long long long overdue
    • DrebinSlevin
      He's been rapping solo on every Roots album. A solo album would just be Black Thought on beats not made by ?uestlove. What's the point?
  • R.Pgh
    He's a pretty dope singer as well, obviously not nearly as good as he as an emcee. I don't really care if he does a solo hip hop album. Every Roots album focuses on him as the emcee anyways, with some guest verses sprinkled throughout. I'm not sure how it would sound with Thought having a full album of drum machine beats. I'm sure he would still make it dope, but he's one of the few emcees who's flow sounds so natural with a band that I'd rather not see him with a bunch of same ole same ole beats everyone else has.
  • Anonymous
    I want a blues album from him, not a rap record
    • Anonymous
      well looks like it's your birthday.
  • @SmeezeF
    I think a Black Thought blues album will be dope, however, I'd appreciate that solo hip-hop joint first. Damn BT can we get that before it's all said & done?