Black Thought Is Teaching A Free Master Class On How To Be An MC

Black Thought is revered as one of Hip-Hop’s great MCs. For years, the South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania representative shied from the spotlight, apart from his music and some acting. However, now Tariq Trotter is educating others how to excel at the craft. The Roots’ front-man is leading Carnegie Hall’s first-ever Master Class on how to be an MC.

On February 3-5 of 2020, Trotter will teach a series of workshops and exercises built around rapping. Attendants can be between the ages of 18 and 35. “Over the course of the workshop, participants will explore the history of Hip-Hop and examine the technical skills employed by the genre. Invited MCs should come prepared to workshop their music, focusing on lyricism, flow, style, and delivery,” advertises the Carnegie Hall website, where applicants can now enter. The deadline is December 6.

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A digital audition is required to be selected. Carnegie Hall is seeking professional and rising MCs to participate. Although the class is free to those selected, applicants are responsible for travel and lodging while at the New York City landmark. The workshop ends with a concert showcase.

Since 1891, Carnegie Hall is a famed, prestigious venue. Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Nina Simone, and Simon & Garfunkel are among past performers.

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After releasing two solo projects in 2018 (including Streams Of Thought, Vol. 2, which was named among Ambrosia For Heads‘ best albums of that year), Tariq has worked with Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Benny The Butcher, and Adrian Younge.

There is a Black Thought’s conversation available at AFH TV. We are currently offering free 7-day trial subscriptions.

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New music by Black Thought is presently available on the official Ambrosia For Heads Playlist.

#BonusBeat: Black Thought’s recent keynote speech at 2019’s “Here Are All The Black People” gala: