Coming off one of his more stellar year’s of his legendary and iconic career as an emcee. That seen him drop some of his best music as a solo artist. Black Thought is already back with more new music here for the start of 2023. In the form of, Grateful.
The brand new single finding Thought teaming up with cinematic luminary soul group, El Michels Affair. As over the eerie head-nodding production with flute echoes and shaky guitar riffs from the group. Thought delivers such poignant and vivid lyrics as, ”Ay, yo. One for the will of man, two for the kilogram. Three for the cold killer who can still be a millionaire. Fillin’ the Frigidaire, big plates and silverware. Where everybody eat except the one who was ill-prepared. Due to circumstances, there’s no more chances. When we was raised by wolves, grizzly bears, and panthers. It’s wild, yo I’m surprised we ain’t grown no antlers. The whole house is fvcked like JoJo Dancer.” Showing once again why he’s not only one of the illest emcees and lyricists alive, but to ever touch a mic.
The new single is off El Michels Affair and Black Thought’s just announced new collaborative album, Glorious Game. That is set to release on, April 14th. It is also the second year in a row that Thought is set to release a collaborative album. Last year teaming with Danger Mouse for their very critically-acclaimed album, Cheat Codes. That made several year end lists too, including ours.