Black Thought

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013 Like Chatroulette, But for Battle Rapping

    By Jonah Bromwich You enter the room and they're already there. Some of the names you recognize: Randa the Rhyma (45 wins), Gig@ntic (48 wins), and Novice Raps (53 wins). You've checked the boards obsessively, but you've only ever been here before anonymously, as a guest. This is your first appeara ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    The Nine Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, September 19-25

    Good god, Dallas. It's going to be a cheap Monday. This weekend you've got live music in the city, in the suburbs, Fort Worth, and everywhere else in between. Unfortunately it's not a matter of who you're going to see, it's who you're going to have to miss. It's 2013, and though we were promised je ... More >>

  • Music

    September 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2012

    The Nine Best and Funniest Moments from Saturday at ACL 2012

    The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>

  • Film

    July 28, 2011

    Beats, Rhymes, & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

    A fanboy's phenomenal love letter to a hip hop phenom.

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009

    World Music Must Die


  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Last Night: Method Man And Redman At House Of Blues

    Method Man and Redman House of Blues November 16, 2008 Better than: Smoking out at home and watching How High--not that I've done that or anything... The return of Method Man and Redman to Dallas came at a bittersweet cost for some concertgoers. In particular, my entourage, who sent me back and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2008

    Last Night: The Roots, Gym Class Heroes And Estelle At The Palladium Ballroom

    The Roots, Gym Class Heroes, Estelle Palladium Ballroom October 11, 2008 Better than: dealing with the fallout from a long overdue nastygram to your boss... I’m the first to admit that the most I know about Gym Class Heroes is that “Cupid’s Chokehold” song that comes on the radio every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Badu Appears in the New Yorker

    Erykah Badu...still gettin' love. “On a Monday evening in August of 1996, I went to see The Roots perform at the Knitting Factory, in downtown Manhattan. The band had come from Philadelphia for a three-night stand in support of their “illadelph halflife” album. At one point during the set, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Review: The Roots at House of Blues

    Allow me to preface this review by saying every Roots performance I've been to has been the best show I've ever seen. Last night's Hip Hop Honors tour kept the trend, but delivered a special dose of showmanship, because the Roots crew wasn’t there to play its own songs. The group wasted no time j ... More >>