Photo: Getty Images
  /  05.22.2020


Black Thought has revealed his top 10 rappers of all time and his list is full of heavy hitters.

During an Instagram Live interview with Fatman Scoop, The Roots frontrunner listed Rakim, Chuck D, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, The D.O.C., Rev Run, Schoolly D, EST and LL Cool J as his picks for his top MCs.

Later in the interview, he reflected on his creative process when collaborating with artists like Kool G Rap and Rakim. “If I did a record with G Rap, the nuances of my style that come from G Rap will probably stand out more because that’s who I was paired with,” he said.

“There’s certain artists that are one-fifth of who I feel makes me up and Rakim is one of those dudes,” he continued. “I occupy a dope space where most of the MCs that I have a certain level of respect for, that respect is mutual. That’s all the validity, that’s all really the accolades, that’s all my flowers while I’m still here.”

Aside from music, Black Thought, Questlove and their production company, Two One Five Entertainment, recently signed a first-look deal with Universal Television and Universal Television Alternative Studio. Variety reported that the three-year deal will expand their current relationship with NBC outside of their current role as the house band for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

“Many of our initial projects have been music-centric content and one of our goals is to become the premiere hub for music storytelling – a safe space for these stories to be shared across a variety of platforms,” the “Twofifteen” spitter said. “Eventually, we will expand outside of music with our stories. However, as we all know, every story has a rhythm and Two One Five Entertainment will harness that rhythm and create well-produced, compelling content.”

Watch Black Thought name his top 10 rappers of all time in the interview below.




View More



View More


Seventh Memphis officer relieved of duty in Tyre Nichols case

The Tyre Nichols case is ongoing and more details are expected “in the coming days,” ...
  /  01.31.2023

North Carolina middle school cancels classes after body is found on campus

Officials confirmed the deceased individual is not a student.
  /  02.01.2023

Bad Bunny addresses viral cellphone tossing video

Bad Bunny previously said he would use 2023 to focus on his physical and emotional ...
  /  01.03.2023

Breonna Taylor's mother reveals that her daughter and Tyre Nichols share the same birthday

Tamika Palmer shared an emotional Instagram post on Saturday (Jan. 28).
  /  01.30.2023
View More