The Roots and TV on the Radio are collaborating on a track for Soundtrack For A Revolution. Black Thought was singing lead vocals?
Yesterday Okayplayer was up in the studio with The Roots and TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone to record a song for Soundtrack For A Revolution, a new project spearheaded by Blacksmith Corp founder Corey Smyth, and produced and directed by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman. Filmed documentary style, this project will wind up as a DVD/CD package showcasing contemporary musicians performing Civil Rights era freedom songs. Derived from old spirituals and slave chants, from the labor movement and from prison songs, these are the songs of the picket lines and paddy wagons of the Civil Rights Movement. The Roots/TV on the Radio collabo sounded stunning, and featured Black Thought singing the lead vocal (many may not know but BT has a rich and beautiful singing voice).