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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Roots Black Thought Supports The Ladies

black thought( 4UMF NEWS ) The Roots Black Thought Supports The Ladies:
The Roots‘ own Black Thought is doing his part to help the young people from his hometown live an healthier and more active life. With over 900,000 young people inPhiladelphia are overweight or obese, the GrassROOTS Community Foundation held its third annual health forum and Let’s Move It Philly! charity concert.
Building on First Lady Michelle Obama‘s initiative to promote physical and mental health, the health forum kicked off a day of education and entertainment. Guest speakers covered everything from eating a well-balanced meal to answering questions, dispelling myths and educating the audience on sexual activity. Over 150 people attended the event which included a speech from Mayor Michael Nutter and performance by spoken word artist Ursula Rucker. Black Thought was on hand for a special meet and greet.
Black Thought sat down for an exclusive interview with 4UMF. In addition to discussing his charity at length, the legendary rapper spoke about The Roots’ upcoming album. Tentatively titled & Then You Shoot Your Cousin, the band’s 11th album will follow in the footsteps of “undun” and “How I Got Over” and is expected to hit the shelves in 2014.
“We’re painting a picture,” he explains. “Using each song as a separate piece of a larger puzzle. It’s going to be dense, it’s going to be graphic.”
The Philly native is also revealed he is exploring the possibility of releasing a solo album which will feature a singing Black Thought. Expect features with Raheem DeVaughn, TV On The Radio’s Tunde AdebimpeNew Orlean‘s Dr. John, Kenny Gamble and more.
“I’m working on a project,a solo effort where I do a lot more singing than writing.”
Check out the full interview with Black Thought and find out what people in the streets are saying about him here.

Story: 4UMF

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