The Roots’ very own Black Thought surprised fans with the release of “Conception” featuring Reek Ruffin from his upcoming album Volume 2: Traxploitation, the second installment of his Streams of Thought series. Black Thought makes the most of the Marvin Gaye sample by opening the track with melodic vocals, out of the norm but not disappointing for the songs groove and feel. His lyrical raps demand a different type of attention than the soulful melody, which is an appreciated contrast. The release of Volume 2: Traxploitation is set for November 26th. For now, you can listen to “Conception” or take a sneak peek at the TIDAL exclusive video above.