He is Tariq Trotter

Tariq Luqmaan Trotter, better known as Black Thought, is an American rapper and the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots, which he co-founded with drummer Questlove.

As the Co-Founder of The Roots, actor, writer, producer, and creator, Tariq Trotter, aka Black Thought, has affirmed himself as one of the most prolific voices in hip-hop.
Winner of four Grammy Awards, three NAACP Image Awards, and having delivered numerous applauded albums with The Roots, Black Thought has also gone on to launch the production company Two One Five Entertainment with The Roots co-founder Questlove.
They continue to be a mainstay of late-night television as the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon while simultaneously working on many creative projects.
His solo career includes the acclaimed Streams of Thought series. The latest installment debuted in 2020. Lyrically dexterous and incisive, he encourages the game to move forward yet again.


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