Is it just me or is it incredibly weird hearing that some of your favorite MCs growing up are getting into their 40s? Well, today marks Black Thought‘s 42nd birthday, making for one of the longest, and most illustrious careers in all of rap music. Operating in the Roots crew, Tariq Trotter often times gets overshadowed by band leader Questlove. But today the spotlight is on the Thought, who continues to prove why he deserves just as much credit for the success of the Foundation as anyone else.
While Questlove is definitely more of a showman and marketable figure, Black Thought has always been focused on spitting straight fire. Thanks to UpNorthTrips, we now get a fantastic mix of 10 Thought-featured tracks to celebrate the birth of a true hip-hop legend. There is a track listing available here, but I am pretty sure any real Roots fan won’t have any trouble identifying the songs that are present below. Give the mix a spin and wish Black Thought a happy birthday in the comments section below. [via]