Black Thought of The Roots has shared three new songs while performing on the Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts series – listen to them below.
The rapper, whose group is also the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, guested on NPR’s newly adapted series that will see artists perform from home instead of the Tiny Desk office in Washington D.C. due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The first of Black Thought’s new tracks was ‘Thought Vs. Everybody’, which hears him call for unity in these unprecedented times.
The second track was ‘Yellow’, a song from his upcoming musical Black No More, an adaption of the 1931 Afrofuturist novel by George S. Schuyler.
Lastly, the much celebrated lyricist performed a track titled ‘Nature of the Beast’, a collaboration with Portugal. The Man.
Watch Black Thought’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts performance below:
The Vegas band will connect with fans on the social media platform on April 18 at 12pm PST (8pm BST).
“Attention self incarcerated humans of earth,” they wrote on Twitter. “Time to get wild! Watch and listen on your favourite hand held device as we answer your questions and play a few of our songs for YOU, LIVE ON INSTAGRAM!”