TALIB KWELI

TALIB KWELI

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Ever since emerging as a member of Black Star in the late 1990s, Talib Kweli is one of the few artists making commercially viable music that matters. The Brooklyn bred rapp... read more
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Ludacris Becomes a Star With 'Back for the First Time': Oct. 17 in Hip-Hop History

Ludacris Becomes a Star With 'Back for the First Time': Oct. 17 in Hip-Hop History

Whodini becomes the first hip-hop act to chart in the Top 40, Deltron 3030 visits the dystopian future, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek team...[more]
Wu-Tang Clan, Dipset and Lil Wayne: A Guide to the 2018 A3C Festival

Wu-Tang Clan, Dipset and Lil Wayne: A Guide to the 2018 A3C Festival

From 8Ball & MJG to Trina, Talib Kweli, Lil Wayne, Dipset and Wu-Tang, we've combed through A3C's massive schedule to see which eve...[more]
Too Short Makes His Funk the P-Funk: August 21 in Hip-Hop History

Too Short Makes His Funk the P-Funk: August 21 in Hip-Hop History

“You can sell out if you want to, homie, but I’mma stay short and funky,” rapped Too $hort on his sixth album Short Dog’s i...[more]
Talib Kweli Says He Appreciates Trap And Mumble Rappers Because They “Are Able To Create A Vibe”

Talib Kweli Says He Appreciates Trap And Mumble Rappers Because They “Are Able To Create A Vibe”

“As a lyricist, me as someone who had to learn how to rhyme to the beat, I appreciate just hearing trap rappers and mumble rappe...[more]
How the Soulquarians Changed Hip-Hop and Soul Music During The Turn of The Century

How the Soulquarians Changed Hip-Hop and Soul Music During The Turn of The Century

The soulful, late '90s collaboration between the diversely talented musicians who made up the Soulquarian collective changed the la...[more]
Major Takeover: 13 Underground Rappers That Are Mainstream Successes

Major Takeover: 13 Underground Rappers That Are Mainstream Successes

These rappers have dominated both the underground and mainstream rap game. Continue reading…
Balkan Bump – Aymo Feat. Talib Kweli (Sidecar Tommy Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Balkan Bump – Aymo Feat. Talib Kweli (Sidecar Tommy Remix) [TMN Premiere]

Today marks the release of the Aymo Remixes pack from Balkan Bump. The Talib Kweli collaboration is one of the most unique tracks o...[more]
15 Rappers Who've Only Gotten Better With Age

15 Rappers Who've Only Gotten Better With Age

These 15 MCs prove that age ain't nothing but a number. Continue reading…
Black Star to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at 2018 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Black Star to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at 2018 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Black Star are set to rock the 14th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest this summer. Continue reading…
Big Daddy Kane, Talib Kweli, Pete Rock, The LOX & Rapsody to Perform During This Year's SummerStage Festival

Big Daddy Kane, Talib Kweli, Pete Rock, The LOX & Rapsody to Perform During This Year's SummerStage Festival

This summer hip-hop is taking over New York City's largest concert series, SummerStage. Continue reading…
Nas and Black Star Headlining Colorado's Red Rocks Concert

Nas and Black Star Headlining Colorado's Red Rocks Concert

Nas and Black Star are set to rock the Red Rocks. Continue reading…
20 Classic Hip-Hop and R&B Albums Turning 20 In 2018

20 Classic Hip-Hop and R&B Albums Turning 20 In 2018

From Outkast's 'Aquemini' to Brandy's 'Never Say Never'—1998 was a big year for hip-hop and R&B. Continue reading…

Yasiin Bey Stopped Talib Kweli From Taking A Break From Music

Photo Credit: Vickey Ford/Sneakshot Photography for Okayplayer Looks like Talib Kweli was going to take a break from making music a...[more]
Busta Rhymes, Black Thought, Akon & More to Headline 'Power to the People' Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico

Busta Rhymes, Black Thought, Akon & More to Headline 'Power to the People' Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico

The star-studded concert, Power to the People, will take place on March 18 in San Juan. Continue reading…

Erykah Badu, Yasiin Bey, And Talib Kweli To Headline Cincinnati Concert

Photo Credit: Victoria Ford of Sneakshot for OkayplayerErykah Badu, Yasiin Bey, and Talib Kweli (accompanied by longtime collaborat...[more]

Talib Kweli Calls Out White Nationalists Using Free Speech ‘To Advocate For Hate’ In Op-Ed

Photo Credit: Vickey Ford/Sneakshot Photography Following his canceling of a show at a venue that booked a metal band accused of be...[more]

‘Now We Just Gotta Make It Happen’: Talib Kweli Speaks On Rumored New Black Star Album

Photo Credit: Vickey Ford/Sneakshot Photography A couple of weeks ago Yasiin Bey announced that Black Star (his rap duo alongside T...[more]

Watch Talib Kweli, Amber Coffman & Myka 9 in the Jarring “Radio Silence” Video

Source: YouTube Talib Kweli has some of the most interesting videos in the game Fans have been buzzing about a new Black Star albu...[more]
Talib Kweli Cancels Concert After Venue Books a Racist Metal Band

Talib Kweli Cancels Concert After Venue Books a Racist Metal Band

A post shared by Talib Kweli (@talibkweli) on Jul 13, 2017 at 12:29am PDT Talib Kweli takes a stand Talib Kweli was all set ...[more]
Here Are The 10 Best Black Star Songs To Hype You Up For Their Return

Here Are The 10 Best Black Star Songs To Hype You Up For Their Return

Getty Image / Uproxx Studios In 1998, hip-hop history was made. Mos Def, a recently-established associate of the former Native Ton...[more]

From Surprise Reunions To A New Album: A Timeline Of Yasiin Bey And Talib Kweli’s Black Star

Photo Credit: Mr. Mass As you might’ve heard, Black Star, the rap duo made up of lyrical heavyweights Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli,...[more]
Yasiin Bey Is Coming Out Of Retirement To Make A New Black Star Album With Talib Kweli And Madlib

Yasiin Bey Is Coming Out Of Retirement To Make A New Black Star Album With Talib Kweli And Madlib

Getty Image Back in 2016, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) announced his retirement from music after some legal trouble in So...[more]
Yasiin Bey Says a New Black Star Album Is on the Way, Produced by Madlib

Yasiin Bey Says a New Black Star Album Is on the Way, Produced by Madlib

During a Madlib DJ set in Denver, Yasiin said he and Kweli have an album on the way. Continue reading…

Yasiin Bey Announces New Black Star Album For 2018

Source: Instagram This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the seminal Blackstar album Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Blackstar. RE...[more]
Warner Case (FKA Jay Xero) Debuts Winding New Single “upsidown”

Warner Case (FKA Jay Xero) Debuts Winding New Single “upsidown”

Formerly known as Jay xero, warner case has opted for a new moniker that’s not only a more accurate representation of the gritty ...[more]
150+ artists sign petition in support of net neutrality protests

150+ artists sign petition in support of net neutrality protests

More than 150 artists, actors, and musicians have penned a letter endorsing the hundreds of protests set to take place today at cel...[more]
Talib Kweli, Anderson .Paak and Kaytranada Perform 'Traveling Light' on 'Conan' [VIDEO]

Talib Kweli, Anderson .Paak and Kaytranada Perform 'Traveling Light' on 'Conan' [VIDEO]

Talib Kweli, Anderson .Paak and Kaytranada perform 'Traveling Light' on 'Conan.' Continue reading…
Talib Kweli Shows Unexpected Chemistry With Rick Ross Performing ‘Heads Up Eyes Open’

Talib Kweli Shows Unexpected Chemistry With Rick Ross Performing ‘Heads Up Eyes Open’

Talib Kweli stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night to deliver an uplifting performance of his optimistic song ...[more]
Talib Kweli Drops Star-Studded 'Traveling Light' Video Featuring Anderson.Paak [WATCH]

Talib Kweli Drops Star-Studded 'Traveling Light' Video Featuring Anderson.Paak [WATCH]

Talib Kweli has delivered visuals for his new song featuring Anderson. Paak, 'Traveling Light.' Continue reading…
Talib Kweli Teams Up With Anderson .Paak for 'Traveling Light' Video [WATCH]

Talib Kweli Teams Up With Anderson .Paak for 'Traveling Light' Video [WATCH]

Talib Kweli is back with a new video, this time teaming up with Anderson .Paak for 'Traveling Light.' Continue reading…
 
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