Photo via Black Thought’s Instagram page


The Roots’ MC Black Thought has announced his newest EP, Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane and Abel. The record will be available on July 31, and the first single, “Thought Vs Everybody” will release on July 10.

The EP was produced by Sean C, who has produced for the likes of Jay Z, Diddy, Pusha T and Joey Badass. Streams of Thought, Vol. 3 includes features from the likes of Swizz Beats, Portugal. The Man, Pusha T, Schoolboy Q and more.

According to a press release, “Black Thought teamed up with a Black American visual artist for the cover in service of a mission to ‘elevate hip-hop to high art.'” The release continued: “This time, he worked with Khari Turner who created a stunning portrait inspired by Black Thought for the album cover. Khari Turner’s work right now is a diary of struggle and overcoming struggle. He explores the history of black defeat, black revolutions and black accomplishments coalescing through mark making, realism and expressionism.”

Streams of Thought Vols. 1 and 2 were released in 2018. View the cover art of the latest installment below.