Tariq Luqmaan Trotter, better known as Black Thought, is an American artist who is the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots, as well as an occasional actor. Black Thought, who co-founded The Roots with drummer Questlove, is widely lauded for his live performance skills and his complex and politically aware lyrical content.
- Born: October 3, 1971 (age 45), Philadelphia
- Spouse: Opal Trotter (2010 to present - Marriage)
- Aliases: T. Trotter, Tarik Luqmaan Collins, Tarik Trotter, Tariq, Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter, Tariq (Tarik) Trotter, Tariq Luqmaan Trotter, Tariq Trotter
- Genre: Hip hop music