Bringing the culture to some of the world’s most hallowed halls, Black Thought will host “School of Thought: A Hip-Hop Master Class Featuring Black Thought” at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) October 25-28, 2021. This will be the second installment of his free workshop series in partnership with the Hall. The program welcomes 10 finalist applicants aged 18-35 to participate in a multi-day master class led by the legendary MC for GRAMMY Award-winning platinum-certified hip-hop luminaries. The Roots as he dispenses invaluable knowledge when it comes to spitting bars and industry game.
In addition to including special guests such as iconic producer Sean C and more, Black Thought will headline a public showcase of the students under his tutelage on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Weill Music Room in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing. Tickets, priced at $20, go on sale August 30, 2021. Following the showcase, Black Thought leads an intimate conversation with surprise guests on Friday, October 29 for young artists who participate in WMI NeonArts program, offering rare insight into his own incredible journey and sharing wisdom he’s picked up along the way.
In Spring 2022, he takes “School of Thought” all the way to Washington, D.C. Continuing the partnership with WMI and teaming up with The John F. Kennedy Center as part of The Roots’ own For the Culture Artist Residency, Black Thought will guide another 10 MCs in Our Nation’s Capital. He’ll offer sessions about lyricism, flow, style, and delivery in addition to studying the history of hip-hop and providing private coaching.
Dates and further details will be revealed soon for the free master class at The John F. Kennedy Center.
“School of Thought” launched at Carnegie Hall during 2019 as a different kind of master class driven by the vision of one of the game’s most dynamic rhyme architects.
The concept has grown and evolved with each iteration as it continues to uplift and unlock doors for a new vanguard of elite rappers.
School is about to be in session.
The confirmed and current schedule of the for the Culture Artist Residency program is enclosed below.