The Brooklyn MC adds a verse to Chris Brown’s single “Fine China”. Talib Kweli’s upcoming album Prisoner of Conscious hits stores May 7th. S/O Splash
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Crustified Dibbs’ Legends Never Die, his long-awaited sophomore album, drops tomorrow (April 30th).
Talib Kweli took to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a late night television performance of his Prisoner of Conscious single “Come Here” with Bilal filling in for Miguel. The LP arrives May 7.
Kweli ventures off to South Africa in his clip for “High Life” off his upcoming Prisoner of Conscious album due out May 7.
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With the three year anniversary of the late Guru slowly approaching, Marco Polo teams up with DJ Premier who formed Gang Starr with the late raper on a tribute titled, “G.U.R.U.” The joint services as the lead single from Marco’s upcoming PA2: The Director’s Cutwhich project slated to drop in July. The LP is set to feature Organized Konfusion, Gangrene, Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Masta Ace, Posdnuos Large Professor, and more. Shouts to Complex Music.
Earlier this year we caught a glimpse of the artwork to Kweli’s upcoming Prisoner Of Conscious which originally had a release date of April 23rd. However, today Kweli tweeted that the release date has been changed to May 7th due to sample clearance issues. X also threw up the tracklist which is expected to feature the likes of Busta Rhymes, Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, Melanie Fiona, Seu Jorge (of City of God and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou fame) and much more. Check the tracklisting after the jump.
Talib Kweli puts out a smooth record for the ladies off his upcoming album Prisoner Of Conscious which drops on 4/23. Courtesy of Boxkev.
During a HuffPost Live segment, Talib Kweli called in to share his thoughts on Rick Ross’ recent line on Rocky’s “U.O.E.N.O.” (Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it)/ I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it) and his bullshit “misunderstanding” excuse. Expressing he doesn’t think Ross is “evil” or that hip hop is to blame, but he does need teaching.
I don’t care if Rick Ross is 40 years old — he’s a misguided 40-year-old person. Rick Ross condoned rape in that song… and he should apologize. And his apology that he offered was unacceptable.
The 35-minute discussion also includes talk of Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till line, artistic freedom and more. Watch after the jump.
Fresh from their collaboration off Crustified Dibbs’ upcoming Legends Never Die (dropping April 30th), Talib speaks on his former Rawkus labelmate’s influence.
After his performance at the Samsung Galaxy Sound Stage during SXSW, Talib Kweli sits down with HardknockTV to speak on Doug E. Fresh’s inspiration, his upcoming Prisoner of Conscious album, his opinion of MTV’s Hottest MCs list, J Dilla and more.
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Talib Kweli did two shows earlier this week at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl with a live band and special guest Cory Mo, performing tracks off of Prisoner of Conscious as well as classic cuts from his extensive catalogue. Check out shots of the entire thing down bottom.
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Speaking of Black Star, the other half of the duo sat down with Sway to speak on the title of his upcoming album, his thoughts on reality shows and more.