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  • espyy

    WHERE IS THE AFROOOOOO ?uestLove????? damn Black Thought rape that microphone.

  • Shadd

    If only there was more rapping like this on &TYSYC..

  • BathSaltZ0mbie .

    Thought is TOP 5 DOA.... fuck what anyone else is talkin bout.

  • Chris Brown

    Thought is like the james brown of rap

  • marty mcfly

    This nigga wack and I'm a Roots fan but my issue here is why doesn't he rap like that on the album? The 3 mins of him rapping here literally destroy the whole Roots album from top to bottom. The verses he spit on the album (aside from The Dark) were trash. Black Thought will never be top 5 imo cause dude slaughters his own self with freestyles that shit on his written raps, smh. Now before you say im hating? Go listen to the album and then listen to this again. Its like two different rappers at this point.

    • Exhibit C

      He's the dopest and has the most skills. He's not the greatest rapper ever 'cause he doesn't have the versatility of someone like Jay-Z and there's too many features on his albums but I'll take a DJ mix of Black Thought verses and listen to that shit all year. And I'd way rather hear a Black Thought solo album than a Jay-Z solo album at this point in their careers.

      • marty mcfly

        When you say he has the MOST skills? I dont know about that and I know people like to always talk Jayz with me but im not even gonna get into who has the better rhymes and beats between MCHG and Then You Shoot Your Cousin cause Thought is no where even in the same realm as Jay lyrically.

  • marty mcfly

    Id say even Joe Budden is better then Black Thought.

    • Dylan Jackson

      That is literally the worst thing I have ever read.

      • marty mcfly

        Its true though. If people wasn't so in awe of Black Thought you would realize he been given you the same battle raps on 99% of the Roots songs for years now and on top of that he raps alot better when he not even on a Roots album. Like COMEONSON. Black Thought is not wack, thats not what im saying but people hype him up like dude is the illest MC ever and he's just not. My thing is this, if he's better then everybody else then lets look at the album. Is that the best (or one of...) The best albums out? NO and your lying to yourself if you saying it is.

        • Dylan Jackson

          I'm not even into Black Thought like that dawg I in no way think he's better than everyone else I'm saying tho Joe Budden?

          • marty mcfly

            Yeah I dont even like Joe Budden but if people gonna act like Black Thought is one the best? That actually means he gotta out rap most of the other rappers and he does not do that. Black Thought is DOPE but when I hear some of these claims people make, im like do you people even listen to the Roots or are you just saying Thought is top 5 because its sounds good? I think people say it because its a safe opinion to have but thats cause people dont hold him to the same bar of excellence. If Eminem came out with this new music from the Roots? Fools would be like hell naw. Or if Slaughterhouse came with this shit that Black Thought, Dice Raw and P.O.R.N just did people wouldn't not be saying its top 5 material. Keep it real

          • marty mcfly

            Aint it aint just this album (even though I will say Undun was pretty dope) but overall people just set the bar down to just ok levels for The Roots so of course people gonna say Thought is top 5 if they not holding him to the standard of greatest that top 5 should be held to.

    • leutrim

      How many classic albums Joe Budden got? How many classic albums Black Thought got? Exactly.

      • marty mcfly

        How many "classic" albums do the Roots have? And given "style" in regards to lyricism? Who actually has shown more ability between the two? The Roots is a group so when you say how many classic albums do they have? You should compare them with a group. Joe Budden is one person as far as solo albums go.

        • leutrim

          I'd say two, but they definitely have one (Things Fall Apart.) That's one more than Joe Budden has. The Roots may be a group, but Black Thought it the defacto rapper in the group and writes the majority of the project. If we are talking about rapping, then Black THought can claim those albums as his own. It's not like Budden produces his own shit.

          • marty mcfly

            Yeah but much of the Roots songs have multiple rappers so they bars also count. Joe gotta write three verses alot of times on solo projects (many of which he writes 24 bar verses instead of 16) and Thought only writes 1 verse for many of the Roots songs. I'll say this. Tell Black Thought to make a solo album and lose the formulaic sound of the Roots and step out on some lyrical shit by himself cause me personally? I dont even think Thought is iller then AZ...

          • marty mcfly

            Sosa

          • Exhibit C

            Joe Budden, AZ, and Black Thought are 3 of the dopest and most underrated rappers ever so when you say 'I dont EVEN think he's iller than AZ' it's not a diss. That's some good company to keep.

          • marty mcfly

            Its not meant to be a diss but when people make the argument that Thought is better then 98% of the other rappers (top 5)... Then either thats the case or it isnt. If Black Thought is top 5 then there would be no question as to whether he raps better then the other rappers I named cause he wouldn't even be in their company lyrically at that point.

          • marty mcfly

            If you listen to these freestyles from Black Thought you would think hell yeah he top 5? You listen to actual songs from the Roots? Yeah they dope but top 5 rhymes? NO just no. The greats in hip hop, they was never judged by freestyles, and its niggas like Wayne and Game and Rae & Ghost that got classic albums and alot of dope mixtapes and niggas aint calling them top 5 and thats cause people holding Thought to a bar that only he has to stay level with but everybody else gotta make better music. Im done with it man. I can see why people would feel the way they do about Black Thought and the Roots but when you bring up the other greats? They gotta do much more to achieve the status of great or top any number. Just my opinion.

    • biff tannen

      And the award for most irrelevant/unecessary opinion goes to......

      • marty mcfly

        Well my name aint Meg and my opinion is about as unNecessary as the group of pictures you post to give your simple comments some childish humor. Whats even more fucked up is The Roots latest album is about as irrelevant as your trolling is. What I said about Black Thought is the truth and thats whats really fucked up. Now respond again and choose your picture wisely cause your here to entertain me so do as I command troll.

        • biff tannen

          Lmao @ my name ain't meg *face palm*

          So long as we are in agreement that your opinion is unnecessary nothing more needs to be said. Now kindly....

          • marty mcfly

            Nothing more needs to be said but yet you said more... Of nothingness Smh

          • biff tannen

            I thought I told you to....

          • marty mcfly

            If it aint funny the first two times, then it wont be on the third attempt either dumbass.

          • biff tannen

            Yo marty....

          • marty mcfly

            Why do you ask the same sarcastic question more then ten times as if your asking it for the first time? Just one of the many comments from you thats beyond stupidity. Again dummy, first the person your talking to has to be mad b4 you can ask them why. Smh

          • biff tannen

            Knows it's sarcastic but keeps responding lol

    • http://crvck.com ONMY88SHiT

      Wow so edgy.. you really need the attention huh? I just knew your bitchass was gonna be in here talking some shit about Black Thought again. It's very simple, a lot of people view him as one of the greatest and you disagree.. let it go already..

      • marty mcfly

        I dont disagree and im not talking shit either. Thats just how you take it cause you cant believe somebody would question the claims made about Black Thought from people like you but there is a point to what I said and thats what you just wanna let go already.

      • disqus_xpmwx1oUV3

        Some people love being the egotistical hipster LOL. A dude that says erratic all over the fucking place Budden is better than Thought, is just only on here to troll, because no one is that stupid to think the lyrical content of Thought is weaker than the average shit Budden spits.

        • marty mcfly

          Actually the Mood Muzik series does have more lyrical content then Thought. Like ALOT more honestly. I could go Scarface, Common, AZ or even newer MCs like Lupe, Saigon and Jay Electronica... I went with Budden cause I dont like his shit but I feel like aside from Undun, many MCs have made exceptionally better records then Black Thought from lyrics to beats. Even Kanye West has delivered better verses then Thought over the years, fucking T.i even smh, even Fabolous, Game, even fucking lil Wayne (President Carter, God Bless America, Mirror, Beast, Dr Carter...) has delivered some better lyrics and overall songs then Thought over the years. You prolly cant recall one dope verse bar for bar off a Roots album in years but you wanna talk and btw, it hurts to say but the latest Roots album is right on the border of wack and thats the first time they've delivered some shit like that.

          • marty mcfly

            Then You Shoot Your Cousin is one of the softest most lyrically basic and weak albums the Roots have ever done.

          • disqus_xpmwx1oUV3

            You are biased, because lyrically Thought kills Kanye LOL. I love Kanye, but you are reaching with half the MC's on that list dude. If you do not like someone just say so, but the hate meter is so high Ray Charles can see it.

        • marty mcfly

          There is literally more lyrical content in one song from Immortal Technique (Point Of No Return, 3rd World, Harlem Renaissance...) then some Roots albums all together. I think Black Thought is a great MC but before you talk about some lyrical shit, know that he aint the only nigga with bars.

  • Pizza Steve

    Black Thought spazzed, as usual!

    • http://www.praverb.net/ Praverb

      Yup like always..."I bought Yosemite Sam, two heaters" haha...@disqus_5WLJUfoXxE:disqus does bring up a point though. Tariq has never dropped a solo album. Still a beast though.

      • Pizza Steve

        Yea man, I can imagine if he puts out a solo album with some producers like - Premo, Madlib, Pete Rock & etc. Dam! The world wouldn't be ready lol

        • marty mcfly

          I think a Black Thought solo album would sound as different as night and day from a Roots album and that in itself is weird when basically a Roots album is a Black Thought album but as long as his true lyricism stays trapped in the Roots sound, I cant say he's top 5 or 10 cause that sound keeps him from being able to rap too hard.

          • Pizza Steve

            Agreed

          • marty mcfly

            That comment woulda been a way better way to explain what I meant to say in the first place cause now people prolly think I hate Black Thought and the Roots LOL. I dont, I just want them to be as incredible as I know they're capable of being. That all

          • Pizza Steve

            Lol nah, I see where your coming from. I love The Roots but, I can agree that they are capable of much more. I still enjoy the quality music they have been putting out recently though.

  • leutrim

    He isn't top-5 DOA, but he is most certainly top-20 by now

    • marty mcfly

      Now that I can see, even maybe but this top 5 shit is just as ridiculous as when Jadakiss declares himself top 5. Nigga no you aint but Jada is still closer then Thought imo

      • marty mcfly

        even maybe top 15 but...

  • Nuance

    Black Thought will never be commercially considered the best rapper. But skill wise this dude is untouchable. No joke, anyone that doesn't recognize this dudes skill needs to do some homework.

  • mr.hemlock

    Marty Mcfly -
    Your opinion is your opinion, and my opinion about your opinion is that you are full of shit. I don't know whether or not you say half the things that you do on this site to stir shit up or if you really stand by your opinions. Black Thought is a highly respected emcee among his peers. There are multiple emcees who comment about his skill as an emcee and that if you're getting on a track with Black you have to come correct.
    To say that Black only writes one verse for many of the Roots songs is incorrect. I don't know how much you follow The Roots or how familiar you are with their discography but to say Black writes one verse for "many" of the Roots songs is incorrect.
    Black Thought is dope. The other greats are dope as well and are all deserving of being in a conversation of who's the illest emcee dead or alive. But even the illest of them have there moments. Each and every one of the greats no matter WHO has had their share of wack verses, wack rhymes, wack freestyles, wack features, wack lyrics.
    Trying to shit on the opinions of others about Black being top 5 DOA is an opinion you should have kept to yourself. You a funny dude tho and your opinon makes me question what your take is on HIP HOP as a whole.
    Comments like this is what has the youth confused about HIP HOP.

    • Guest

      my bad that comment was meant for @disqus_5WLJUfoXxE:disqus

    • marty mcfly

      Nah its just when I say something you people dont like you view it as an attack and get emotional. Now the comment I made about Thoughts verses on a Roots album? Came within the context of a comparison between him and Joe Budden. The comment I made about Thought only having to write 1 verse on many of the Roots songs is actually the truth of the matter if you go back threw the Roots music. Your acting like I said Black thought has never wrote more then 1 verse. Now I mentioned Joe Budden cause people know im not his biggest fan but if people wanted to be honest then from a lyrical standpoint there is quite some distance between him and Black Thought but people dont wanna look into that because saying Black Thought is just better then everybody else sounds good but really thats not the case at all. Thought was out years before Budden but on a verse for verse bases? Joe left Thought in the dust a long time ago lyrically and again, im not even a Joe Budden fan but bar for bar it is what it is.

  • no1spesh

    Marty Mcfly is trippin.

  • no1spesh

    what's everyone's favorite roots albums? Idk if it's my favorite but game theory was super dope to me

    • crackpot87

      Things fall apart first, then game theory and iLLadelph halflife for me. Everything after rising down is too overproduced in my opinion, I still buy all their albums though

  • no1spesh

    black thought stays in his lane and truly mastered the craft. Joe budden? Idk how he's even in discussion but that mothafucka is all over the place.. Wouldn't place him in the top 100, but that's just me...

  • Scabmaker

    GOAT

  • DIesel

    So what producers does Black Thought need to connect with to make a crack album

  • https://soundcloud.com/beasty-keace Keace
  • KingOfSwing

    This is a freestlye, new niggs step ur game up.

  • EOB
  • garvey2013

    Top 10 ALLTIME with EASE!! Thought!

  • Moses

    1. marty mcfly, you're a disgrace to Back to the Future
    2. Sway's face around the 1:08 mark >
    3. Black Thought is Top 10 DOA
    4. Second half of the freestyle is practically his verse on Thurz's "Riot"