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Black Thought


Black Thought Biography

Black Thought is best known as Rapper, Songwriter, Actor who has an estimated Net Worth of $25 Million. American rapper better known by his stage name Black Thought. He co-founded the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots in 1987. He was born on October 3,1971, Philadelphia, PA. He won a Grammy Award as part of The Roots in 2000 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo/Group for the song, You Got Me. He performed on the Philadelphia streets in a duo with drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson after meeting him in 1987. He collaborated with Erykah Badu on the Grammy Award winning song, You Got Me. He was born with the name Tariq Luqmaan Trotter to parents Charles and Paula Trotter, who were part of the Nation of Islam. He married Opal Trotter in 2010. His zodiac sign is Libra

Black Thought Bio, Wiki

Best Known For
  • Being a part of hip-hop group The Roots, and releasing 11 studio albums between 1993 and 2014
  • Joining the TV talk-show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2014 as part of a house band, The Roots
  • His solo EP albums in 2018 – Streams of Thought, Vol. 1 and Streams of Thought, Vol. 2
  • His roles in movies Brown Sugar (2002), Love Rome (2004), Explicit IIIs (2008), Night Catches Us (2010), On the Inside (2011), and others
Nick NameBlack Thought, B.T., Roots, DT, Double T, Tarik, Tarik Trotter
Full NameTariq Luqmaan Trotter
Birth PlacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
ResidencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States New York City, New York, United States Tokyo, Japan
EducationBlack Thought attended Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He was later expelled due to repeated disciplinary issues.
ProfessionRapper, Songwriter, Actor
ManagerBlack Thought is represented by –
  • Coolhunter Management (Manager) in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Sweet180 (Manager) in New York, New York, United States
  • Vox (Talent Agent Voice, Commercial) in Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Donovan Public Relations (Publicist) in New York City, New York, New York, United States
  • Father – Thomas Trotter (d. 1972)
  • Mother – Cassandra Trotter
  • Siblings – Keith Trotter (Older Brother)
GenreHip hop, Rap
LabelOkayplayer Def Jam Recordings
Build TypeAverage
Age49 years old
Date of BirthOctober 3,1971
Zodiac SignLibra
Height5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
Weight73 kg or 161 lbs
Sexual OrientationStraight
Distinctive Features
  • Long, thick beard
  • Often wears hats and sunglasses
  • Clear, steely voice
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
Net Worth$25 Million

Black Thought Discography

TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
“Da Jawn”1996Bahamadia, Malik B.Kollage
“Get This Low”1997Jedi Mind Tricks, Jus AllahThe Psycho-Social
“Stolen Moments, Pt. 2”CommonOne Day It'll All Make Sense
“Listen to This”Walkin' LargeListen to This
“The Agenda”InoranSou (CDS)
“Live from the Stretch Armstrong Show with Your Host Bobbito “The Barber””1998Common, Pharoahe Monch, AbsoluteLyricist Lounge, Volume One
“It's About That Time”Pete Rock, Rob-OSoul Survivor
“Super Lyrical”Big PunCapital Punishment
“Tabou (Roots Remix)”1999Les NubiansTabou (VLS)
“Burnin' and Lootin' (Remix)”Bob MarleyChant Down Babylon
“Respiration (Flying High Mix)”Black StarRespiration (VLS)
“Cold Blooded”2000Common, Roy HargroveLike Water for Chocolate
“Hurricane”Common, Dice Raw, Flo Brown, Jazzyfatnastees, Mos DefThe Hurricane (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture)
“Network”The PharcydePlain Rap
“Hard Hitters”2001Dilated PeoplesExpansion Team
“Zen Approach”DJ KrushZen
“Guerilla Monsoon”Talib Kweli, Pharoahe MonchQuality
“X-Ecutioner Style”Linkin Park, Sean C, Roc RaidaReanimation
“Live from the PJs”2004The X-Ecutioners, Ghostface Killah, TrifeRevolutions
“Appreciate”2005LaToya LondonLove & Life
“Pimpa's Paradise”Damian MarleyWelcome to Jamrock
“Right Now”Fort Minor, Styles of BeyondThe Rising Tied
“Love Movin'”2006J DillaThe Shining
“My Favorite Mutiny”The CoupPick a Bigger Weapon
“Yes, Yes Y'all”Sérgio Mendes, Chali 2na, Debi Nova, will.i.amTimeless
“Clean Up”2007Strong Arm Steady, SaukratesDeep Hearted
“Give It Up”2008Muja MessiahThee Adventures of a B-Boy D-Boy
“Hold Tight”SkillzThe Million Dollar Backpack
“Cause I'm Black”Styles PSuper Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman)
“Hot Shyt”2009WaleBack to the Feature
“Live Forever”Cradle OrchestraVelvet Ballads
“Philly Boy”BK-OneRádio do Canibal
“Reality TV”J DillaJay Stay Paid
“Slow Down”Chiddy Bang, eLDee the DonThe Swelly Express
“Philadelphia Born and Raised”2010Meek Mill, Freeway, Young ChrisFlamers 3: The Wait Is Over
“Ill Street Blues”STSMore Demand 2
“In tha Park”Ghostface KillahApollo Kids
“Let Freedom Reign”Chrisette Michele, Talib KweliLet Freedom Reign
“Philly Sh*t (Remix)”Young Chris, Meek Mill, EveN/A
“The Masters of Our Fate”2011RaekwonShaolin vs. Wu-Tang
“Too Long”SaigonThe Greatest Story Never Told
“Million Star Motel”Nikki Jean, Lupe FiascoPennies in a Jar
“Riot”ThurzL.A. Riot
“God Knows Why”NnekaSoul Is Heavy
“Mathematics”OCD: Moosh & TwistThe Welcome Mat
“Living in Bunkers”2012Hilltop Hoods, LotekDrinking from the Sun
“TNT (Remix)”¡Mayday!, DJ Khaled, Stevie Stone, Jon Connor, Jay RockN/A
“Congregation”Talib Kweli, Ab-SoulAttack the Block
“Art Imitates Life”2013Talib Kweli, Rah Digga, ALBe. BackGravitas
“Try Again”k-osBlack on Blonde
“Bird's Eye View”Statik Selektah, Raekwon, Joey BadassExtended Play
“Thought Process”Tony TouchThe Piece Maker 3: Return of the 50 MC's
“Codes & Cab Fare”Black MilkNo Poison No Paradise
“Rapid Eye Movement”2014Pharoahe MonchPTSD
“The Imperial”Statik Selektah, Action Bronson, Royce da 5'9″What Goes Around
“Money Makes Us Happy”2015SkyzooMusic for My Friends
“Immortals (Remix)”Fall Out BoyMake America Psycho Again
“Extradite”Freddie GibbsShadow of a Doubt
“Wishin' II”PRhymePRhyme (Deluxe Version)
“Rise Up”2016Del the Funky Homosapien, Murs, FashawnStreet Fighter V soundtrack
“America”2017Logic, Chuck D, Big Lenbo, No I.D.Everybody
“Who Want It”David Banner, Watch the DuckThe God Box
“Ng'yekeleni”Cassper NyovestThuto
“Nobody”Rapsody, Anderson .Paak, MoonchildLaila's Wisdom
“Roman Candles”2018The Alchemist, Roc MarcianoBread
“Diamond Cutters”Roc MarcianoBehold a Dark Horse
“Crowns for Kings”2019Benny the ButcherThe Plugs I Met
“Education”Freddie Gibbs, Yasiin BeyBandana
“Yah Yah”2020Eminem, Royce da 5'9″, Q-Tip, DenaunMusic to Be Murdered By
“Hustle Don't Give”Apollo Brown, Che NoirAs God Intended
“Fight the Power: Remix 2020”Public Enemy, Nas, Rapsody, YG, Jahi, QuestloveWhat You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?
“The Black Renaissance”Sa-RocThe Sharecropper's Daughter
“Ishkabibble's”Westside GunnWho Made the Sunshine

Black Thought Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth 2020$25 Million
Income SourceUnknown

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