Black Thought stepped out of his role of Tonight Show band member to serve as Jimmy Fallon’s featured musical guest on Wednesday’s episode, where the Roots rapper delivered a medley of two tracks from his recent EP Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Able.
For both virtual performances, Black Thought was joined — via video conference — by Portugal. the Man and the Last Artful, Dodgr. Rather than a conventional in-studio performance, the rapper and his guests relayed the songs through web browsers and a faux Zoom, with the app’s chat used at one point to show the song’s lyrics alongside Black Thought’s verses.
After a few delays, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter’s Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Able EP arrived on October 16th. In addition to the three collaborations with Portugal. the Man and Last Artful, Dodgr, the EP also features the previously released “Good Morning,” a track with Killer Mike, Pusha T, and Swizz Beatz, and “Steak Um” with Schoolboy Q.