Aug 8, 2014

Black Thought

 

Black Thought is now one of my favorite lyricists. I loved his guest appearances on non-Roots tracks and it helped make me realize how good an MC he is.



If someone told me in 1994 that Black Thought would be one of my favourite go-to MCs in less than ten years later, I could have told them they and The Roots indeed had things distorted and step away from me with all of that static.

I didn’t warm up to them well in the beginning. My roots were planted with Illadelph Halflife and it made me appreciate Do You Want More all the more. Black Thought is no joke on the mic and has delivered the goods time and time again. I’m just glad The Roots lightened up their vibe now as opposed to the consistently dark discs they’ve given us over the last decade.
 
My mind goes back to hearing Super Lyrical from Big Pun’s debut album for the first time.

I never heard much of The Coup but his verse on My Favorite Mutiny is my favorite.



I barely understood the impact of J Dilla’s death on hip hop at the time The Shining was released. I did understand Love Movin’ was a hot track and the clear standout next to the Pharaohe Monch and Common songs. 


The Right On track from their How I Got Over album is simply lovely.



Black Thought does for me exactly what I need from an MC. 
 
The Suite Delight new time slot is Tuesday morning 1-2am EST on www.ckut.ca & 90.3 FM.
If you haven't already, please make yourself familiar with the link below for more of your favorite show and mine.

Check out the player below as well as the more recent playlists.



The Suite Delight - May 27, 2014 Playlist:


1. Quantic & Anita Tijoux - Doo Wop (That Thing)
2. Sola Rosa - Turn Around Ft. Iva Lamkum (DJ Vadim Remix)
3. The Seatbelts - Cat Blues (Mr. Scruff Remix)
4. James Brown - Funky Drummer
5. The Cactus Channel - Wooden Boy (Part 1)
6. The Roots – Don't Feel Right feat. Maimouna Youssef
7. J Dilla (aka Jay Dee) - Love Movin' feat. Black Thought
8. Nas - It Ain't Hard to Tell
9. Termanology - How We Rock Feat. Bun B
10. Marco Polo - Lay It Down Feat. Roc Marciano
11. Buff1 - Never Fall feat. Black Milk
12. The Extremities - New Season feat. Ohmega Watts & Moka Only
13. Lords Of The Underground - Tic Toc (Remix)
14. Lone Catalysts - The Ultimate (Kev Brown Remix)


Below is a podcast to bring you up to speed.  Click here to download it and more.

The Suite Delight - April 8 2014 Playlist:

1. Big L - Put It On feat. Kid Capri
2. Common - Resurrection
3. O.C. - Time's Up
4. Big Pun - Super Lyrical feat. Black Thought
5. 2Pac - Ambitionz of a Ridah
6. Jay-Z - This Can't Be Life feat. Scarface
7. Gang Starr - Just To Get A Rep
8. Nice & Smooth - Early To Rise
9. The Beatnuts - Off The Books
10. Cypress Hill - Hits From The Bong
11. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca & The Soul Brother
12. Black Moon - I Got Cha Opin
13. Smif-N-Wessun - Bucktown
14. Nas - The World Is Yours (Remix)

The Suite Delight - December 17, 2013 (2):

1. Jemini The Gifted One – Funk Soul Sensation (Godfather Mix) 
2. Large Professor – Ijuswannachill 
3. Lord Finesse – Return of the Funky Man (Remix) 
4. Ice-T – Mind Over Matter (Remix) 
5. DJ Jazzy Jeff – She Was So Flyy feat. Kardinal Offishall 
6. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – The Creator (Slide To The Side Mix) 
7. The Roots – Here I Come 
8. Gang Starr – Form Of Intellect 
9. Planet Asia – Whirlwind Patterns 
10. Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man 
11. Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo – Money In The Bank 
12. Big Pun – How We Roll ‘98 
13. A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?

The Suite Delight - December 17, 2013:

1. Lightnin' Rod - Sport 
2. Shuggie Otis - Bootie Cooler 
3. Elvis Costello & The Roots - Walk Us uptown 
4. Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa 
5. Kia Lomingo - Urbano De Castro 
6. The Poets of Rhythm - More Mess On My Thing 
7. Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinnin' Wheel 
8. Colm K & The Freestyle Mellowship - Love To Love You 
9. Bridget Kelly - Street Dreamin' featuring Kendrick Lamar 
10. K-Os - NYCE 2 Know Ya 
11. Cyndi Lauper - All Through The Night 
12. Foxtrott - Colors 
13. Jonathan Emile - Endless Light 
14. Charles Bradley - Strictly Reserved For You 
15. Charles Bradley - Heart of Gold 

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