Known to many as the voice for the seminal Hip-Hop band The Roots, Black Thought drops his debut EP, Streams of Thought, Vol. 1. Produced by 9th Wonder [Murs, Little Brother, Rapsody] and The Soul Council, it lights the fuse for a series of upcoming releases from one of Philadelphia’s favorite sons. The five-song set thrives on his signature nimble lyricism, artful storytelling, and provocative eloquence. Funk guitars underscore the airtight bars of opener “Two Fifteen,” while “9th vs. Thought” pits 9th Wonder’s production against Black Thought’s instantly quotable lines such as, “I’m not a typical arrogant American on prescribed medicine. I’m sick as I ever been.” Rapsody lends her slick cadence to “Dostoyevsky” as “Making a Murderer” unites New York courtesy of Styles P and Philly. Everything culminates on the soulful swing of “Thank You” [feat. KIRBY] where Black Thought recounts his come-up in cinematic fashion.