Legendary Hip Hop artist and The Roots member Black Thought has been tapped to teach rapping lessons at New York’s Carnegie Hall — and they’re free.
Carnegie Hall announced the master classes are set for February 3-5, 2020 with a focus on rising and professional rappers between ages 18-35. Throughout the multi-day master class, 10 rappers will be taught by The Roots frontman to focus on lyricism, flow, style and delivery.
Along with honing their Hip Hop skills, the participants will be schooled in Hip Hop’s long and evolving history.
Just announced! @BlackThought will host #CarnegieHall’s first hip-hop master class this February. Working with rising MCs from around the country, @TheRoots frontman will lead free workshops on lyricism, flow, and delivery. Learn more: https://t.co/u8vQs3zsMf. pic.twitter.com/0ykLQmLB29
— Carnegie Hall (@carnegiehall) November 13, 2019
The master classes, entitled “School of Thought: A Hip-Hop Master Class Featuring Black Thought,” are set to culminate in a final showcase for the participants hosted by Black Thought. The performance will take place on February 5, 2020 at Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing.
Tickets for the showcase will go on sale on December 11, while applicants can apply for the workshop online through December 6.
Since releasing his last solo album Streams Of Thought, Vol. 2: Traxploitation last year, Black Thought has been busy with the rest of The Roots as the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Recently, Black Thought confirmed with HipHopDX the group’s first two albums — Do You Want More?!!!??! and Illadelph Halflife — were lost in the 2008 Universal Studio fire.