Black Thought Announces New Memoir

Black Thought, the prolific emcee in The Roots, legal name Tariq Trotter has announced the release of a new memoir. The legendary wordsmith stated the memoir The Upcycled Self is years in the making. Not only that, the book is set to be released on November, 14th on One World. However, preorders are open right now. In a statement from the publisher, the memoir is described as "a beautifully bluesy story of a boy genius's coming of age. "Trotter explores the vital questions we all have to confront about our formative years," added the publisher.

Furthermore, the publisher mentions that Black Thought explores multiple questions like forgiving the people who love and hurt us. Not only that the book also dives into confronting the question of how to honor and rediscover our first dreams. "The Upcycled Self doesn't just narrate a riveting and moving portrait of the artist as a young man, but gives readers a courageous model of what it means to live an examined life," detailed the publisher. Black Thought has never cheated fans when it comes to putting out great work. Reportedly the memoir is filled with vivid vignettes. Thought pens the stories of the four powerful relationships that molded him.

Black Thought Pens Vivid Memoir

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In an Instagram post announcing the book, Black Thought wrote in his caption that "The storytelling continues. The medium is ever evolving." The Streams of Thought emcee has always brought us works of immaculate raps through his work with The Roots and his solo projects. Additionally, the prolific rhymer also wrote in his caption that the book is "a focus on childhood forged from the fire." If Black Thoughts memoir is anything like his music, it's surely a must-read. Furthermore, the legendary rapper expresses how proud he is of this project and how he hopes this book opens up bigger conversations.

However, this isn't the only project Black Thought has been working on as of late. Recently he revealed that he was in album mode detailing the release of his highly anticipated Streams of Thought Vol. 4. Moreover, The Roots co-founder also dropped a collaboration project with the soulful El Michel's Affair. Are you grabbing a copy of Black Thought's new memoir? Are you hyped for Streams of Thought Vol. 4? Let us know in the comments below.



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