Wiz Khalifa, who rose to rap notoriety in the mid-2000s, is showing his admiration for The Roots' de facto leader Black Thought.
HipHopDX last September, Black Thought talked about some of his own influences as he looked back on his storied career. Public Enemy has been a huge influence in the Roots career from pretty much day one with regard to the Bomb Squad production and to Chuck Ds socio-political commentary and sort of what the band always stood for, he told DX Senior Writer Kyle Eustice at the time. They were always the huge influence on both Questlove and myself. There were points in our career where we were able to support the band in the same way that we supported the Beastie Boys and Beck, and so on and so forth. So we got to tour with Public Enemy in the States, as well as doing some shows in Europe and in Japan. Just always a huge influence. Meanwhile, Wiz Khalifa has cited JAY-Z, Camron and The Notorious B.I.G.as inspirations over the years. Now, Black Thought has been added to the list. Revisit his epic Hot 97 freestyle below. Subscribe to DX Newsletter Get The Most Important Stories Of The Day Straight To Your Inbox Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Youre Far Too Kind To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Joining Newsletter