Black Thought is widely regarded as the benchmark for lyricism in hip-hop. The Roots legend furthered his case with the arrival of Streams Of Thought Vol 1, a project produced in its entirety by 9th Wonder. Now, Black Thought has officially promised a sequel to his recent drop, this time with the ever-capable hand of Salaam Remi behind the boards. Look for that to drop on Monday, November 26th; between that and J.I.D.'s DiCaprio 2, lyricism fiends are eatin'.
"Conception" provides a first look at their joint endeavor, kicking off with the soulful vocal stylings of Reek Ruffin. From that point on, the irreplaceable Tariq Trotter puts forth some of his sharpest writing in a minute, reflecting on the state of worldwide affairs with a poet's nuance. The way with which he strings together thoughts is truly impeccable, packing every bar with substance, avoiding the pitfalls of materialism and trend-hopping with practiced grace.
Respect to Black Thought, one of the greatest to ever do it. Look for that Streams Of Thought project coming early next week.
Tryna create another avenue of revenue
Or several 'cause I'm in love with havin' you
Security is just a whole 'nother animal
I can't assume Xanadu had a panic room
I wish the man in the moon had a manual
And gratitude for the wishes I've granted you
A lifetime, finally I’m understandin’ you
The lifelines that delines in a hand or two
And how it's difficult to undo the damage you’ve done
Once the codes run under scanner too