Talib Kweli News

 
  • 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.
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Reveals New "Prisoner Of Conscious" Release Date [Update: Album Pushed Back Again]
    Rejoining Yaasin Bey (Mos Def) on stage for a couple performances and then hinting at a Black Star reunion album, Talib Kweli turned some heads in 2012.  He also dropped his Attack The Block mixtape, and geared up for his next solo LP, which was ultimately pushed back to 2013.  Now the
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Clarifies Statements On Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, Asks Why Eminem & Biggie Are Not Questioned Similarly
    Talib Kweli has been a vocal presence in the controversies around Rick Ross and Lil Wayne's lyrics. The rapper has said that he is dissatisfied with the lack of a proper apology given by Ross for his date-rape referencing lyrics on "U.O.E.N.O." , and Wayne for his distasteful Emmett Till line.
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Says Lil Wayne Should Apologize For Emmett Till Line
    Talib Kweli recently gave his opinion on Rick Ross' "U.O.E.N.O." lyrics, saying that Ross' apology for the date rape lyrics was unacceptable. Now the socially conscious rapper has once again called out a mainstream rapper for questionable lyrics.
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Speaks Out On Rick Ross' Date Rape Lyrics
    Rick Ross' line from "U.O.E.N.O." continues to cause controversy. Despite Ross addressing the subject last week, and labeling it "a misunderstanding", many are still unimpressed with his lack of a proper apology, and the discussion continues to grow around hip hop lyrics in general.
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Talks Recording With Kendrick Lamar, Nelly & Miguel On New Album
    Heralded as one of the most talented emcees to ever grab a mic, Talib Kweli has been hard at work on his latest album Prisoner Of Consciousness, which will include some nice features.   While in Detroit for Dilla Day, honoring the memory of J Dilla, the Brooklyn emcee discussed how some of the features came
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