New York, NY – Black Thought stopped by Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 show and did what he does best: rap his ass off during a freestyle. Flex played Mobb Deep’s classic “The Learning (Burn)” instrumental and The Roots frontman proceeded to cause havoc on the track (no pun intended) for 10 straight minutes.
Despite its length, Black Thought kept dropping gems for the duration of the freestyle. After hearing Tariq Trotter’s rhymes, Twitter was abuzz with praise for the elite MC with fellow artists and fans joining in with props for the rhyming exhibition.
Check out some of the reaction below.
Black Thought left the stratosphere on Flex.
— Alchemist (@Alchemist) December 14, 2017
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) December 14, 2017
– still the 2 most unfair wordsmiths on the planet… Black Thought 🐐 Royce 🐐
— BLACK MILK (@black_milk) December 14, 2017
god spoke and she said, “black thought still the best rapper alive”.
— DADMOSPHERE (@atmosphere) December 14, 2017
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 14, 2017
Everyone going crazy over @blackthought freestyle saying he’s not human, but I brought him a burrito with too much salsa one time and he didn’t handle it well. So there’s that.
— Evidence. (@Evidence) December 14, 2017
“I barbwire my wrist and let it fill the page” – @blackthought
If you don’t love Black Thought, you stupid
— THURZ (@Thurzday) December 14, 2017
This is supreme craftsmanship that should be studied intensely by all emcees who hope to make an impact with their art: https://t.co/4r1VU25tIX
— Jedi Mind Tricks (@jmthiphop) December 14, 2017
— sa-roc (@sarocthemc) December 14, 2017
YO… MY NIGGA @blackthought SAID DON’T LET THESE FLY SUITS AND MIDDLE OF THE ROAD HUMOR ON THE TONIGHT SHOW GET YOU FUCKED UP OUT HERE THESE MAGNANIMOUS RAPS NEVER STOPPED BEING DEADLY AND VICIOUS AND NEVER WILL!!!!!https://t.co/u4NgiN8clr
— Wally Sparks (@djwallysparks) December 14, 2017
— Statik Selektah (@StatikSelekt) December 14, 2017
lin please make sure they play the black thought freestyle at my funeral (at which point it will become a mass funeral because everyone will die from hearing it) https://t.co/OhPh9kps7F
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) December 14, 2017
Black Thought gave niggas more to unpack from a 10 minute FREESTYLE just now than most of the rap albums that dropped this year 😂 pic.twitter.com/srMqfLyW4u
— Grand Daddy Au Jus (@MF_DAD) December 14, 2017
— Matt (@mattwhitlockPM) December 14, 2017