The book takes a deep dive into his upbringing in Philadelphia during the 1970s and 1980s and the experiences and influences that made him the artist and man he is today.
As a storyteller, Black Thought is often inspired by documentaries.
“I’ll get a nugget from something in there that will spark the bar that leads to the song or whatever the composition evolves from,” he said.
That variety of artists has helped him with his own range as an artist.
Overall, the book gives the readers a chance to know the man born Tariq Trotter.
Read more about Black Thought’s tastes and inspirations at The New York Times.