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Black Thought, Phonte & Rhymefest Have Formed A Super-Group

Producer S1 (aka Symbolyc One) has worked with some of the biggest and brightest in Hip-Hop. He is one-third of Waco, Texas group the Strange Fruit Project. Outside of that, S1 co-produced Kanye West's "Power," Eminem's "Bad Guy," The Game's "Last Time You Seen," and Royce 5'9's recent hit, "Caterpillar."... Read more

Black Thought & 9th Wonder Confirm A Collabo Project Is On The Way (Video)

In April of 2016, Black Thought and 9th Wonder released "Making A Murderer," featuring Styles P. Posted online by Jamla Records as a song by The Roots' MC, and premiered by Ambrosia For Heads, it marked a rarity in the South Philadelphia MC's catalog that has been tied to Roots... Read more

Black Thought Recites The Verse Of His Lifetime…Literally (Video)

Last week, The Roots' Black Thought appeared at Harvard's Innovation Lab. The South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Grammy Award-winning, platinum-selling MC reportedly kicked a freestyle in the Cambridge, Massachusetts  lunchroom. Afterwards, during an audience with the Hip-Hop veteran, he was asked to reprise his verse. Instead, Thought chose to do a nearly... Read more

Black Thought Fronts A Funky Track That Uses Blues To Motivate (Audio)

The Roots' Black Thought does not do a ton of features, relatively speaking. However, in recent years, when the South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MC puts his vocals on something beyond the circle, he does not seem to play politics. From Thurz ("Riot") to L.A. The Darkman ("Rap Poloticians"), Tariq supports what... Read more

Black Thought & J.Period Honor James Brown Making A Tape, LIVE! (Mixtape)

When it comes to showmanship in Hip-Hop, The Roots' Black Thought is one of the greatest to ever do it. The South Philadelphia MC can rap, he can sing, and he can play with an ensemble—and he does it all, nightly on television. So much of Tariq Trotter's on-stage persona,... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 4): Nas vs. Black Thought…Who You Got?

We have now reached the critical Round 4 in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). With 21 MCs remaining (with the largest winning margin, Rakim receives a bye for the round), things are really coming down to 10 match-ups, leading AFH's bracket-style series towards... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 3): Method Man vs. Black Thought…Who You Got?

We have reached the third round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). With 42 MCs remaining, we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into... Read more

Black Thought, Peedi Crakk & STS Can Barely Get A Breath In For This Posse Cut (Audio)

With strong ties to South Philly, North Philly, and West Philly, these three MCs run together in circles, beyond The Roots, State Property, and the overlapping Money Making Jam Boys. Black Thought, Peedi Crakk, and STS are three of the fastest rhymin', old school-honoring rappers from the City of Brotherly... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Raekwon vs. Black Thought…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

STS Says Things As They Are On Hell Wrong (Video)

The Roots' affiliate and Money Making Jam Boys member STS (Sugar Tongue Slim) is one of the nicest MCs out who's yet to release an album. He has a unique voice and style, but the content of his verses is usually spot-on to the new generation's opinion, with old-guard wisdom.... Read more

Mick Boogie – My Adidas (Mixtape)

It's been 25 years since Run-D.M.C. dropped their landmark album, Raising Hell.  As a tribute to the silver anniversary of the album, and Run-D.M.C. generally, Mick Boogie has put together a mixtape of new takes on Run-D.M.C. classics.  The project features performances by Bun B, Skillz, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Rapper... Read more

Black Thought deservedly gets the most shine of all the Money Making Jam Boys, but STS is NICE.

Check out his new joint called Only One. Here's another burner from STS called Pimpin' and Preachin'.... Read more

It’s official. Toca Tuesdays Freestyles is the best “freestyle” series in hip-hop. The latest is from Black Thought’s Money Making Jam Boys.

And...this is true freestyling off the dome.  The rhymes aren't as complex as they would be if written but hearing the genius associated with spontaneous rhymes makes them much doper.  At almost 9 minutes of pure cypher, this is an instant classic.  Check it out: Click here to download.  Click... Read more

The mixtape by Money Making Jam Boys–Black Thought’s side project with Dice Raw, P.O.R.N. Truck North and STS–dropped today.

It's called The Prestige.  Listen to the full mixtape below and download it here. Download Mixtape... Read more

Ever heard of Money Making Jam Boys? No? They are Black Thought's "new" side project, but keep it on the low… Check out their video for Judgment Day.

Money Making Jam Boys are Black Thought, Dice Raw, Truck North, P.O.R.N. and Philly.  Click here for a very comprehensive breakdown of the genesis and evolution of the group from Brooklyn Bodega. http://www.vimeo.com/17327712.... Read more