Black Thought
Black Thought
Real Name/Full Name Tariq Luqmaan Trotter
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Black Thought
Birth Place: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 3 October 1971
Age/How Old: 52 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 73 Kg
In Pounds – 160 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Thomas Trotter
Mother – Cassandra Trotter
Siblings: N/A
School: Weill Music Institute’s
College: Millersville University
Religion: Islam
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Michelle Trotter
Kids/Children Name: Yes
Profession: Rapper, Musician
Net Worth: $14 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Tariq Luqmaan Trotter, professionally known as Black Thought, is a renowned American rapper. He is also known to be the lead MC of the Philadelphia, which is also known as The Roots. He has a perfect bond with Quest love, who is a famous drummer. With him as a member, he has founded this organization. He has also been a part of few movies at his early age. He is widely known for his live performance worldwide and for his multisyllabic rhyme schemes.

Well, how well do you know about Black Thought? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Black Thought’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Black Thought to date.

Biography and Early Life

Black Thought who’s real name is Tariq Luqmaan Trotter took birth on October 3, 1971. At the time of his delivery, he was intentionally born to Thomas and Cassandra Trotter. Both Thomas and Cassandra were devoted to Islam and also the members of Islam. When he was at the age of one in his early childhood, his father got murdered. His mother was the lone survivor, and she used to earn to feed her family. But when he has joined his school that, his mother was also killed.

Initially, he went to Philadelphia High school for his studies. After completing his schooling, he has decided to study journalism. He was interested in journalism, and so he chooses to do his graduation in the same. So, he went to Millersville University. He also had a good performance over there and has completed his graduation in journalism.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Black Thought in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Black Thought’s age is 52 years old as of today’s date 16th July 2024 having been born on 3 October 1971. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 160 lbs in Pound and 73 kg in Kilograms.


Initially, he went to Philadelphia High school for his studies. After completing his schooling, he has decided to study journalism. He was interested in journalism, and so he decides to do his graduation in the same. He got admission in Millersville University to pursue his graduation. He did the same in the field of Journalism.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Black Thought With Wife Michelle Trotter
Black Thought With Wife Michelle Trotter

A significantly less amount of information is known to be known about Black Thought’s personal life as he is very secretive. As per the information we had in 2010, he got married to his girlfriend, Michelle. They both together have five children. He loves to listen to music every time. He spends his time listening to Double T while roaming around Philadelphia.

He was also involved in selling crack cocaine in a certain period of his time. Then he went to Detroit with his family to reside. He also had spent his days as one of two MCs in the group Square Root. He is best friends with the popular drummer Ahmir who is also known by the name of Questlove. They used to perform on the streets of Philadelphia and showcased their talent in front of the world.

Is Black Thought Gay?

As per the information we had in 2010, he got married to his girlfriend, Michelle. They both have five children so far. So, we can say by this fact that he is straight by his sexual orientation.

Professional Career

His whole career was based on the group that he formed named The Squares Roots. He only founded it. After a few years, he has decided to rename the group as Roots. As per the latest rumors and reports, he published a solo music album called Masterpiece Theatre, which was released in 2001. After a certain period, he realized that the project wouldn’t do any good to his career, so he planned to cancel the same.


  • Heis the lead of his Hip Hop group “”
  • The group received the Grammy Award in the category of Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. He received the same for their single “You Got me.”
  • The album was also nominated for the Best Rap Album Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Black Thought in 2024

Black Thought Net Worth
Black Thought Net Worth

As of 2024, the net worth of Black Thought is around $14 million. He gardened the same after performing with his group Roots along with his fellow mate Questlove. They released several albums together and also used to perform in live concerts.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • When he was one year old, his father was murdered brutally.
  • When he was in high school, his mother was killed.

Black Thought has seen many ups and downs in his life at a very early age. But he has overcome all this and was able to get success in his life. He formed the music group Roots along with his friend Questlove to publish some great hits worldwide.


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