Black Thought is the founder & lead MC/singer of the legendary Roots crew. His album Streams of Thought Vol 1 is out now.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, two hip-hop stars who have reshaped how we think about the genre – former Hamilton star Daveed Diggs and The Roots’ MC Black Thought – sit down for a fascinating conversation at 30 Rock, recorded after a taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Over the course of their talk, the two friends discuss each of their long-gestating projects, Daveed’s movie Blindspotting and Black Thought’s album Streams of Thought, parallels between the current Oakland film explosion and the Philly music boom of the late ’90s, Black Thought’s (pre-Hamilton) dislike of musicals, life-work balance, John Malkovich’s surprising on-set viewing habits, and much, much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. the Giant Red Phase of the Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered and co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi. The Talkhouse Podcast’s producer is Elia Einhorn.