Don't let the Fallon residency fool you, Black Thought will still body your favorite emcee. He wasn't too far off when he spit that he was "unsung, underrated, under-appreciated" on "Doin' It Again," from last year's stellar Roots LP, How I Got Over.

Friday in Chicago he'll be joined by a crew of DJs, includeing J. Period, who will be rocking joints from the legendary Roots catalogue and his Money Making Jam Boys material. The Roots frontman tours a lot less than in the past, so catch him while you can, because who knows when he'll be doing it again.

Black Thought and J. Period
Friday, April 1
10 p.m.-4 a.m.
The Mid
306 N. Halsted, Chicago 
Tickets $22 (Pre-Sale + Service Charge)