Streams of Thought, Vol. 1

Black Thought - Streams of Thought, Vol. 1
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Based on 6 reviews
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Based on 388 ratings
2018 Ratings: #104
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Devoid of any choruses, commercial fare, an overall conceptual vision that actively games the streaming farm, the project beams with authenticity. Bar for bar and beat for beat, Streams of Thought Vol. 1 is a hyper example that the arguments for overall vibe over bars don’t have to be absolute.

Pretty Much Amazing

Ultimately, Thought’s first solo release does what’s expected of him; I just wish it did a little more.

The Needle Drop

Backed by production from 9th Wonder and his team, Black Thought comes through with five tracks of STRAIGHT BARS on Streams of Thought, Vol. 1.


It is rigorous but rarely hermetic, a small testament to his sustained excellence.

Rolling Stone

True to the title, he doesn't offer any choruses, just streams of verses that cover his own lyrical prowess, history and politics, and whatever else comes to mind.


Harder bars than a maximum security prison.


lit EP

1. 9th vs. thought
2. making a murderer


Lyrical miracles will claim they're the best rappers in the world, but have never made a back-to-back as good as Dostoyevsky into Making A Murderer. References ranging from Trae Young to Hunter S. Thompson will leave your head spinning, and these beats give Black Thought all the room in the world to lay his lyrical havoc in only the way he can. One of the few times I've ever reduced points because I wished something was longer/had more songs, you can't be this good and leave me hanging at five ... read more


review tomorrow it's like 6am so yeah Ima go to bed

( EDIT ) Stream Of Thought is a great collection of hip-hop tracks from one of the greatest. Black Thought is a fantastic lyricist so the whole EP is just bars upon bars upon bars. Production wise it's very smooth and fits the vibe of the whole thing. I didn't really like Styles P on Making A Murder but other than that this thing slaps all killer no filler

Score - 8/10

Fav Tracks - Twofifteen, 9th Vs Thought, Dostoyevsky, Thank You
Least ... read more


This is a very short EP by Black Thought, which I think is easily one the greatest MCs in the Hip-Hop culture. Though it has merely five tracks, Black Thoughts still spits bars after bars on the whole EP and 9th Wonder killing the production. I didn't even know this EP existed, I was listening to those singles that he has been putting out leading to his upcoming album with Danger Mouse called "Cheat Codes" coming out in August, and I found these EPs he has been putting out for a ... read more


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Track List

  1. Twofifteen
  2. 9th vs. Thought
  3. Dostoyevsky (feat. Rapsody)
  4. Making a Murderer (feat. Styles P)
  5. Thank You (feat. KIRBY)

Year End Lists

#3/ABC News
#22/Digital Trends
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Added on: May 31, 2018