Am I the only one who thinks this shit is racist: Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tarik (tah-REEK') "Black Thought" Trotter formed The Roots in 1987 after meeting at Philadelphia's High School for Creative and Performing Arts. They are the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on NBC.
The fact that the Associated Press via the NY Times has to put a pronunciation for Tarik??? It's really that unusual of a name? How else would you pronounce it?
This feels a little Pierre to me.