When Talib Kweli isn’t delivering ether to Twitter trolls, he’s in the booth pulverizing the microphone. He goes at the microphone and delivers 64 bars for Red Bull and it’s certainly worth your time.
Emcee and trumpeter Maurice Brown has a call to arms with Talib Kweli on “Stand Up,” which serves as a message to the masses.
“‘Stand Up’ is a call for humanity, to take a stand for something and come together to make a positive difference in the world around us” Brown said in a press statement. “We are in a political and economic climate that has been sapping the energy and sense of hope from everyone around us. Inspired by the advice that my father gave me when I was a kid (stand for something or you’ll fall for anything), I want to call people to come together, take a stand for a better life & a better world and help one another in whatever way possible, big or small. To collectively be the change we wish to see in the world.”
The video for Talib Kweli and Styles P representing as the last real people left in the industry has finally been released.
1/3 of The Lox links up with 1/2 of Reflection Eternal to create “Last Ones.” The title reflects the duo’s dedication to consider the culture in everything that they do.
Talib Kweli revisits this cut from the Indie 500 with assistance from Aloe Blacc and Problem while Nottz provides the beat.
Tim Westwood continues dropping historical heat and this installment features Talib Kweli and Novel from 2002 tearing it down.
Fresh off of Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder’s Indie 500 project comes the video that features Rapsody titled “Life Ahead Of Me.” Kweli and Rapsody deliver stellar bars on this joint.
Mos Def performing out West for the Fat Beats LA 1 Year Anniversary party back in ’97. All Mos had out at that time was the “Universal Magnetic” 12″ (not including features and UTD). Once he brings out Kweli you can hear the early beginnings of what would soon become Black Star. Shout out to the Beat Junkies and Skratch Piklz who also rocked that show.
If you somehow didn’t cop Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder’s Indie 500 project, shame on you. You would be well aware of the dopeness that album harnesses. Either way, here’s a new set of visuals for the Bad Lucc and Problem assisted “Pay Ya Dues.”
Tim Westwood has been doing his thing lately with yanking some vintage freestyles out of his personal digital vault. This one in particular should resonate with any hip hop head who adored the Rawkus era as the 2001 versions of Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and Last Emperor (who had just signed with Aftermath) bless the mic with a freestyle over Erick Sermon’s “Music” instrumental.