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Tariq ‘Black Thought’ Trotter on his impact on hip-hop and new memoir, ‘The Upcycled Self’

The Roots are one of hip-hop’s most important and influential groups and lead lyricist and emcee Tariq Trotter, better known by his stage name Black Thought, has established himself among the leading rappers. The Grammy-winner tells his own story in, “The Upcycled Self: A Memoir on the Art of Becoming Who We Are.” Jeffrey Brown spoke with Trotter for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.

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