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      Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter

      Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter

      Highest Rated: 100% Descendant (2022)

      Lowest Rated: 50% Brooklyn Babylon (2001)

      Birthday: Oct 3, 1971

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      Tariq Trotter was born in inner-city South Philadelphia. His father, Tom Trotter, was a devout member of the Nation of Islam as well as a member of a criminal organization known as Philadelphia's "Black Mafia," tied to auto theft, extortion and drug dealing, among other crimes. The elder Trotter was murdered in a gangland execution in 1973. Living with his Muslim mother (who was herself a member of the Black Mafia) during the week and his Christian grandmother on weekends, Trotter had a troubled childhood marked by violence and despair, with an older brother who spent more than half his life in prison. But he was also well educated in private schools, and showed promise as a visual artist.

      Highest rated movies

      87% Tick, Tick... Boom! 81% Get On Up
      50% Brooklyn Babylon

      Photos

      GET ON UP, center: Tariq Trotter, right: Craig Robinson, 2014. ph: D Stevens/©Universal Pictures BEATS RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, Tariq Trotter, 2011. Ph: Robert Benavides/©Sony Pictures Classics

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      96% 85% The League Executive Producer $69.2K 2023
      100% 65% Descendant Executive Producer - 2022
      87% 96% Tick, Tick... Boom! Unknown (Character) - 2021
      81% 68% Get On Up Pee Wee Ellis (Character) $30.5M 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In NorthWood Tom Bogotus (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 71% White Wash Narrator - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Rome Tariq (Character) - 2004
      50% 74% Brooklyn Babylon Solomon (Character) - 2001

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet James Brown: Say It Loud Executive Producer 2024
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown (Character),
      Music Performer,
      Guest
      2017-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kids Tonight Show Guest 2021
      No Score Yet 67% Music Box Unknown (Character) 2021
      100% No Score Yet Sherman's Showcase Guest 2020
      100% No Score Yet AMC Visionaries: Rap Yearbook Unknown (Character),
      Executive Producer,
      Producer
      2019
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Desus & Mero Guest 2017