When analyzing The Roots, two names immediately come to mind: ?uestlove, the band's drummer; and Black Thought, the MC (and underrated singer). Through all the group's lineup shifts, those two have remained constant, whether they're mining for hip-hop artifacts or sitting on each other's shoulders.
That's what makes this clip awesome. For the most part, it's just Thought and ?uesto. On an episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the rapper gave a short freestyle wrap-up of the Oscars' Best Picture nominees. "I'm hip-hop like Gazelles and a Kangol/They say I'm so off the chain like Django."
Need another reason why Thought is one of the illest? Watch above.
Also check out Black Thought on Complex TV's Combat Jack Show Ep. 2 below.
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