Tariq Trotter


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Tariq Trotter was born on October 3, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Zoolander 2 (2016) and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016). He has been married to Michelle since 2010. They have four children. See full bio »

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Zoolander 2 Soundtrack
2016

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 2020 Hamilton (lyrics: "My Shot (Rise Up Remix)" - as Tarik Trotter) / (music: "My Shot (Rise Up Remix)" - as Tarik Trotter)
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 831 episodes, 2014 - 2018) (performer - 9 episodes, 2016 - 2018)
- Ray Romano/Lauren Miller Rogen/Leon Bridges (2018) ... (performer: "Trump Tweets with Beats")
- Leslie Jones/Emily Ratajkowski/Greta Van Fleet (2018) ... (performer: "Donald Trump Tweets with Beats")
- Claire Danes/Letitia Wright/Kevin Delaney (2018) ... (performer: "Sorry Not Sorry" - uncredited)
- Drew Barrymore/Josh Radnor/Kelsey Cook (2018) ... (writer: "Hey Jimmy" - uncredited)
- Sterling K. Brown/Jack Antonoff/Bleachers (2018) ... (writer: "Hey Jimmy" - uncredited)
 2018 Paterno (TV Movie) (writer: "Stomp")
 2017 She's Gotta Have It (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- #BootyFull (SELF ACCEPTANCE) (2017) ... (writer: "The Seed (2.0)")
 2017 Detroit (producer: "It Ain't Fair") / (writer: "It Ain't Fair")
 2017 Rock'n Roll (writer: "The Seed (2.0)")
 2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (writer: "Hey Jimmy" - as Tarik Trotter)
 2016 Street Fighter V (Video Game) (performer: "Rise Up")
 2016 Zoolander 2 (writer: "Here I Come")
 2015 Martha & Niki (Documentary) (writer: "Don't Say Nuthin'")
 2015/II Creed (writer: "The Fire")
 2014 Underground Kings (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Reveal (2014) ... (writer: "Clones")
- The Setup (2014) ... (writer: "Clones")
- The Beginning (2014) ... (writer: "Clones")
- The Confusion (2014) ... (writer: "Clones")
 2014/IX Choices (Short) (performer: "Choices") / (writer: "Choices")
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 970 episodes, 2009 - 2014) (performer - 2 episodes, 2011)
- Andy Samberg/The Muppets/Final Show (2014) ... (writer: "Here I Come")
- Colin Farrell/Chris Pratt/2 Chainz (2014) ... (writer: "Here I Come")
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Comedy Pieces (2014) ... (writer: "Here I Come")
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Digital Pieces (2014) ... (writer: "Here I Come")
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Musical Sketches (2014) ... (writer: "Here I Come")
 2013 Grudge Match (writer: "Here I Come")
 2013 Battle of the Year (writer: "Boom")
 2010 Step Up 3D (writer: "Here I Come")
 2010 The Karate Kid (writer: "Here I Come")
 2009 The Soloist (writer: "Who Am I?")
 2008 Hancock (writer: "Here I Come")
 2008 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #15.104 (2008) ... (performer: "Rising Up")
 2008 Fall Out Boy: Live in Phoenix (writer: "I Write Sins Not Tragedies")
 2007 Superbad (writer: "Here I Come" - as Tarik Trotter) / (writer: "My Favorite Mutiny")
 2007 I Think I Love My Wife (writer: "The Seed 2.0")
 2007 Stomp the Yard (writer: "In the Music" - as Tarik Trotter)
 2006 Rock the Bells (Documentary) (writer: "I'll Bee Dat")
 2006 Driver: Parallel Lines (Video Game) (writer: "Boom!", "My Favourite Mutiny")
 2006 The Ground Truth (Documentary) (writer: "Somebody's Gotta Do It")
 2005 Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Documentary) (writer: "Boom", "You Got Me")
 2004 Chasing Liberty (writer: "The Seed" - as Tarik Trotter)
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I'm Sorry, I'm Lost (2003) ... (writer: "The Seed (2.0)")
 2003 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ebb Tide (2003) ... (writer: "Seed (2.0)" - uncredited)
 2002 Brown Sugar (writer: "Act Too (Love of My Life)")
 2002 Ken Park (writer: "Do You Want More?!!!??!")
 2002 Blade II (writer: "Tao of the Machine" - as Tarik Trotter)
 2001 Two Can Play That Game (writer: "The Next Movement")
 2001 Down to Earth ("Glitches")
 2000 Bamboozled (writer: "Mantan Show Music" (2000), "Burn Hollywood Burn" - as Tarik Trotter)
 2000 High Fidelity (writer: "The Anti-Circle")
 1999 The Hurricane (writer: "The Hurricane")
 1999 The Best Man (writer: "What You Want")
 1996 High School High (writer: "The Good, The Bad And The Desolate")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Rap album with The Roots, "Illadelph Halflife" (DGC Records). See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Roots | Roots | Tarik | Tariq | Black Thought | Tarik 'Black Thought' Trotter | Tarik Trotter | Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

Has four sons, and one daughter. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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