It’s been six lengthy years because the Roots launched their final album, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. Since then, there’s been loads of speak of a brand new assortment, they usually’ve been a lot busy as the home band for Jimmy Fallon. However alongside the best way, Black Thought began launched solo work, too. Again in 2018, he began dropping EPs as a part of a collection, Streams Of Thought. Earlier this week, he shared the superb information that the collection would quickly proceed with its third installment, subtitled Cane And Abel, and right this moment he’s shared a brand new single known as “Thought Vs. Everyone.”
Black Thought had beforehand hinted on the existence of the third EP a pair months in the past, throughout a Tiny Desk efficiency wherein he debuted a pair new tracks and gave some particulars about what was to return. Like his collabs with ninth Surprise for Streams Of Thought Vol. 1 and with Salaam Remi for Vol. 2, Black Thought teamed up with one producer for the whole lot of Vol. 3. This time, Sean C oversaw the entire EP, however it’s not simply Thought and Sean C on this factor — it has a fairly loopy array of company. Portugal. The Man, who had been concerned in that livestream, seem on not one however two tracks. Schoolboy Q reveals up on one other one. Maybe most intriguingly, there’s a track the place Black Thought raps alongside Pusha T and Killer Mike.
However within the meantime, we have now “Thought Vs. Everyone” — which, maybe fittingly given its title, is only a pure showcase for Black Thought’s unstoppable capacity. It’s one of many songs he’d debuted in that livestream, and it was already a fiery, deeply spectacular factor. Now we get to listen to the correct recording, which options Black Thought stepping into over a good, funky beat. Maybe this comes as no shock, however it’s trying like Vol. 3 is certainly one thing to get enthusiastic about. Test it out under.
01 “I’m Not Loopy (First Contact)”
02 “State Prisoner”
03 “Good Morning” (Feat. Swizz Beatz, Pusha T, and Killer Mike)
05 “Expertise (Interlude)”
06 “Quiet Journey” (Feat. Portugal The Man And The Final Suave, Dodgr)
07 “Nature Of The Beast” (Feat. Portugal The Man And The Final Suave, Dodgr)
08 “We Ought to Be Good” (Feat. CS Armstrong)
09 “Steak Um” (Feat. Schoolboy Q)
10 “Thought Vs. Everyone”
11 “Ghetto Boyz & Ladies” (Feat. CS Armstrong)
12 “Gasoline” (Feat. Portugal The Man And The Final Suave, Dodgr)
13 “I’m Not Loopy (Outro)”
Streams Of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane And Abel is out 7/31.