Talib Kweli News

  • Cover of TBT: Talib Kweli
    Talib Kweli is one of Brooklyn's many great MCs. In 1998 he linked up with fellow Brooklynite Mos Def for the lone Black Star LP, a record that is still influencing rappers today.
  • Cover of Top 15 Star Wars References In Hip-Hop
    The teaser trailer for the first new Star Wars movie in nearly a decade dropped on Thanksgiving Day and we all began to process it in stages.
  • Cover of Dilla Weekend To Feature Joey Bada$$, Madlib, Pete Rock, And Others
    While February 7th is celebrated as "Dilla Day" in Detroit, this year, the celebration will be going down in Miami as "Dilla Day" turns into a weekend event, February 5th through the 8th.
  • Cover of #TBT Mos Def's Early Classics
    Yasiin Bey has taken on the role as a hip-hop elder. He speaks on important issues and is often times regarded as a spokesperson for the culture along with cats like Talib Kweli, Questlove, Q-Tip, etc.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (December 27)
    So that does it. This is the final 140 Bars Or Less of the year. While many were shedding melancholic tears at the year's final days and others totally checked out because of holiday festivities, the news kept coming in to give a fitting end to one of the most divisive years in recent memory.
  • Cover of #TBT: Deep Cuts From Kanye West's School Days
    Kanye West cut his teeth producing records for the likes of Jay Z, but has since left his mark as one of the greatest rappers of the past 15 years. His influence on rap music and culture top notch, only to be met by the top dogs in the game.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 22)
    Ferguson. The ALS Challenge. Rihanna apparently still banging Drake. "Anaconda" threatening the drown America in thirst. Etc., Etc. There wasn't much new material to come out of the hip-hop community, but the artists still had plenty to talk about and cause controversy over during the past couple of days.
  • Cover of Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Talib Kweli Reunite At Dave Chappelle's Show In New York
    Much like his iconic sketch comedy series, Chappelle's Show, music has played a big role in Dave Chappelle's recent string of shows at Radio City Music Hall. Among the many performers were Busta Rhymes, Spliff Starr (!!!), Janelle Monae, Nas The Roots, and Kanye West (who performed a surprise set).
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Speaks On Reports That Yasiin Bey Is Not Allowed To Return To U.S.
    The other week a report surfaced that Yasiin Bey, better known as Mos Def, had to cancel a string of U.S. tour dates because he was not allowed to re-enter the United States.
  • Cover of The Beat Konducta: Madlib's Best Collaborations
    With his dusty, warped, sample-heavy sound almost instantly recognizable at this point, Madlib has carved out quite a niche for himself in the underground hip-hop world.
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Reveals He's Working On Joint Album With 9th Wonder
    Talib Kweli stays in the studio. The rapper released a new album, Gravitas, in December, which itself had quickly followed up Prisoner Of Conscious. Now we've got word he's got yet another project on his plate, this time a joint effort with prolific producer 9th Wonder.
  • Cover of Stream "Jamla Is The Squad" Compilation, Feat. 9th Wonder, Talib Kweli, Jadakiss & More
    Jamla Records, the creation of Grammy-winning producer 9th Wonder, is steadily gaining steam as an independent label. Home to up-and-coming artists such as Rapsody, GQ, Heather Victoria, HaLo, and more, the Jamla roster is looking more solid than ever these days. 
  • Cover of Raekwon Discusses How The Internet Changed Hip-Hop
    Raekwon and Talib Kweli met up in Brooklyn, New York to film their upcoming video for the track they did together, "Violations." While they were filming, HotNewHipHop met up with Raekwon to pose him a question, how he thinks the internet has impacted hip- hop.
  • Cover of Full Album Stream For Talib Kweli's "Gravitas"
    Talib Kweli is following up his album from this past May, Prisoner Of Conscious, with Gravitas.
  • Cover of Release Date & Artwork Revealed For Talib Kweli's "Gravitas" [Update: Stream The Full Album]
    Two albums one year? That’s what Talib Kweli looks to be doing this year with the release of his sixth studio album Gravitas.
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Says New York Radio Doesn't Support NY Artists
     Weeks after Trinidad James bashed New York's radio stations for not playing enough local artists, Brooklyn rap veteran Talib Kweli decided to back James' comments and say the same thing.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: November 1-7
    Repetition remains a reality in the rap game, and specific bars tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
  • Cover of In Its Fourth Week, Talib Kweli Joins "Stand Your Ground Protest" In Florida
    In Tallahassee yesterday, veteran rapper Talib Kweli joined the ongoing sit-in protests at the Florida Capitol.
  • Cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Will Tour With Big K.R.I.T. And Talib Kweli
    Continuing to ride the wave of their recently insanely successful record sales, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who are currently touring in Europe, have announced that after finishing up there that they will be touring the U.S., and bringing along a couple dope respected rap veterans. 
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Recalls When "No One Wanted To Hear Kanye Rap"
    Kanye West began as a producer, but with a personality as big as his, it was impossible for him to stay behind the boards forever. While he is arguably looked at as more of an emcee than a producer these days, he once had a lot of trouble getting people to see past his impressive beatmaking skills.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: May 19
    This week on Charts Don't Lie some of the less consistent rappers have fallen off, while others prove they're on the charts for the long-term. We already knew Justin Timberlake would be here awhile, after he went platinum in very little time following his album's debut.
  • Cover of Full Album Stream For Talib Kweli's "Prisoner Of Conscious"
    Talib Kweli is dropping his new album, Prisoner Of Conscious, tomorrow, and today he provides fans a full album stream. This is Talib's fifth studio album, and it has appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, Curren$y, Miguel, Marsha Ambrosius and more.
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Says Kanye West Used To Interrupt His Shows
    Although Kanye West's infamous interruption of Taylor Swift may have seemed like a one-off moment from the rapper, or a a side effect of his huge ego, it turns out, 'Ye has always been one to interrupt a show.
  • Cover of HNHH's Most Anticipated Summer Albums
    The first few months of 2013 passed with the hip-hop game in limbo, with a severe lack of albums that sparked everyone's attention. Weezys tenth album, I Am Not A Human Being II, was mediocre compared to his previous projects, A$AP Rocky's album, despite being exceptional was leaked late last year, weeks before its
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Reveals Tracklist & Features For "Prisoner Of Conscious"
    Talib Kweli announced earlier today that his upcoming effort, Prisoner Of Conscious has been delayed yet again. It seems as though this will be the last of the pushbacks, as shortly after the announcement, the full tracklist and features for the project have surfaced.
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