Black Thought of The Roots is putting himself up to another challenge.
If you’ve been watching ABC lately, you probably have seen a new video featuring The Roots performing the 2016 NBA Finals theme song “Show Me You’re A Champion.” Now The Roots member will be rapping a recap of every NBA Finals game when the series begins in June.
According to XXL: Questlove revealed that the group’s emcee Black Thought, the work isn’t over. “He has the hardest job because we went a mile further by accident. It was like, ‘You know what? We could customize the lyrics for every game.’” he said. “So literally, for the next two weeks, Tariq will be in the studio at 3 in the morning giving a recap or the intro for what happened at that night’s game.”
Quest also shared how the opportunity for the group came about, saying that after the league had used their song “The Fire” for many years, they offered to produce an original. If there is anyone who can pull this feat off, it’s Black Thought. As a nightly performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,
Thought has had to come up with raps on the spot. He’s no stranger to recapping as he’s done it recently for HBO’s Game Of Thrones.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will have another chance to face the NBA MVP Stephen Curry and current NBA Champions Golden State Warriors on Thursday for Game 1 of the Finals.