Extended Play (Statik Selektah)

Statik Selektah Ft. Raekwon, Joey Badass & Black Thought – “Bird’s Eye View”

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Soulful vocal samples and melancholy keys punctuate “Birds Eye View,” the first single from Statik Selektah’s new album.

J. Period

Black Thought – “Rage Is Back” (Freestyle)

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For my trapped in the ‘90s n*ggas, and everyone else with working ears that claims to love hip-hop, Black Thought is rapping over the “NY State Of Mind” instrumental.

asher roth

Truck North – Our American Cousin EP


<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/truck-north-oac_back3.jpg"> </a> Truck North's been long affiliated with The Legendary Roots Crew and he's venturing out on his own project, called  Our American Cousin.


“The Other Side” – Review Of The Roots’ undun

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The artwork for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-roots">The Roots’</a> thirteenth studio album undun depicts a child completely inverted, mid-air, after springing up from a frayed, dirty and potentially dangerous, mattress.


First Listen: The Roots’ “undun”

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Even though there were a few diehards showing discipline to refrain from listening to last night's <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/11/new-music-the-roots-feat-phonte-and-dice-raw-one-time">"One Time"</a> leak, the ever-ready folks over at <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/11/28/142873013/first-listen-the-roots-undun">NPR</a> plops down with the "like we always do about this time" face and comes through with the big enchilada for us to gobble up in its entirety before the December 6 street date.


Nikki Jean Feat. Lupe Fiasco & Black Thought – “Million Star Hotel”

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"God bless the nonbelievers, they teach the dreamers how to fly.


Jill Scott Feat. Eve & The A Group – “Shame” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/jill-scott-feat-anthony-hamilton-so-in-love"> When you take an empty gymnasium, a slew of Philly talent and more sequins than the Emerald City, anything is bound to happen. In this instance, Jill Scott, E-V-E and The A Group, her backup songbirds for the moment, pull the guilt trip on brothers without backbone. Jill Scott's The Light of the Sun should be a beacon of hope for those looking for the scarce pool of old-fashioned R&B these days. Remember to tell them the 215 sent you! You can see the light and pre-order the album over at <a href="http://www.missjillscott.com/">www.missjillscott.com</a> now.


J. Period, John Legend & The Roots Present – Wake Up! Radio Mixtape

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/the-legendary-a-film-about-the-roots"> In case you missed the news, the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/john-legend-the-roots">John Legend/The Roots</a> tandem were big winners of three Grammy Awards at the 53rd event for having the Best Traditional R&B Vocals, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album in Wake Up.

Dice Raw

10.Deep & Black Thought Present Money Making Jam Boys – The Prestige Mixtape

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<a href="http://10deep.com/MMJBMIXTAPE/"> Not a lot of need or even room for talk here. The Money Making Jam Boys project is finally delivered today and there's not a lot of spare space for words when you have a group of high-caliber wordsmiths like Black Thought, Dice Raw, P.O.R.N., STS, and Truck North working together. Mick Boogie & Terry Urban put the mix down so everything's ready for consumption. To download The Prestige Mixtape: Jam Boy Magic click thru to <a href="http://10deep.com/MMJBMIXTAPE/">10.Deep's web portal</a>.


Young Chris Feat. Eve, Black Thought, Money Malc, Fat Joe, Fred The Godson, Diggy Simmons, Jermaine Dupri & Game – “Philly Megamix”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/new-music-young-chris-trouble-on-my-mind"> Young Chris' <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/download-young-chris-philly-shit">"Philly Sh*t"</a> gets an extra large remix with the help of some Philly aggins and non-locals who get on the 215 tip to assist the homie.

Contests & Giveaways

More Black Thought Trivia!


<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=160319"> Alright gang, it's the last week for submissions for our <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/collect-your-thoughts-the-ultimate-black-thought-compilation-contest">"Collect Your Thoughts" competition</a> ending this Friday.

Contests & Giveaways

Today’s Black Thought Trivia Question

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Photo: <a href="http://www.boneystarks.com/">Boney Starks</a> Our <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/collect-your-thoughts-the-ultimate-black-thought-compilation-contest">"Collect Your Thoughts" competition</a> is in full swing and the entries are coming in daily.


Money Making Jam Boys – “Tear It Down”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/video-jay-pharoah-x-money-making-jam-boys">Art: <a href="http://artbyshake.com/">Shake</a> Ready or not, here come the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/money-making-jam-boys">Money Making Jam Boys</a>.

Contests & Giveaways

Collect Your Thoughts: The Ultimate Black Thought Compilation Contest

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/black-thought">Black Thought</a> has been releasing recorded music since 1992 and has long since established himself as one of the most fierce and prolific emcees in history.


Money Making Jam Boys – “Judgement Day” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/money-making-jam-boys-judgement-day-video"> In case you haven't heard, the Money Making Jam Boys consist of Truck North, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/sts">Sugar Tongue Slim</a>, Dice Raw and the legendary Black Thought.


J. Period & Black Thought – Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=141322"> Somehow, I got wind of this release late but knew to be watching out for it today. Many forget <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/black-thought">Black Thought's</a> live performance abilities as the discussion of his placement among the top emcees gets debated.


The Money Makin’ Boys Jam

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/video-the-money-makin-boys-rehersal-jam"> It's not as if a group of emcees could hang around <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-roots">The Roots</a> and not cook up funky material, be it scripted or impromptu.


STS – Demand More 2

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If you couldn't tell by the leaks or the swagger, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/sugar-tounge-slim">Sugar Tongue Slim a.k.a. STS</a> has a silky smooth flow but he still believes in pushing the creative boundaries in Hip-Hop to the limit.

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