Black Thought from the Roots has released a song for the JAY-Z-produced docuseries “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.” The song, which is titled “Rest in Power,” Black Thought raps about the killing of Trayvon Martin and the inequality in America, the music video also features images of Trayvon, Black Lives Matter activists, and more. Watch below.
The first episode of “Rest in Power” premieres on Monday, July 30th at 10 p.m. Eastern on the Paramount Network.
Black Thought from The Roots, today, appeared on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 show and did a 10-minute freestyle over the beat from Mobb Deep’s “The Learning (Burn).” Watch it below. The rapper name-drops the Kardashian Wests (“pre-Kardashian Kanye, my rhyme play immaculate/same cadence as D.O.C pre-accident”), other legendary MCs (“I’m K. Dot Lamar meets Tupac Shakur/got profiled by a few cops, I’m too hot to charge”), and references Shakespeare (“I’ve been having visions of Nat Turner holding his master’s head/like Yorick and Horatio in Hamlet/Smacking it like a tennis racket underhanded/Send a message through the gram, the eagle has landed”) troughout the video. In response to the freestyle, Black Thought tweeted, “That verse was just what I had to say at the moment lol.”
That verse was just what I had to say at the moment lol.