Talib Kweli's forthcoming album was supposed to drop on November 20th, but now will likely drop in February.
Kweli says his Blacksmith label has been dismantled, as himself and his manager, who owned the label have other focuses which put the label on the backburner. Therefore, his album Prisoner of Consciousness will be released via his Javotti Media label. ToÂ accommodateÂ the change, Kweli says his album is going to be pushed back from November 20th for aÂ Â few months.
"No, that's actually gunna be pushed back. Originally it wasÂ supposed to come out on Blacksmith/EMI/Capitol.Â It's no longer coming out on Blacksmith/EMI/Capitol...It was my label we dismantled it.Â I have a label called Javotti Media, which I put out my last album Gutter Rainbows on. So it's now coming out Javotti/EMI/Capitol. But in order to make the transition, I pushed it back a couple of months so I'm looking at February."
"Well, me and my manager Corey Smith, he still my manager we still got a lot work to do, he just partnered up with Red Light Entertainment, he's doing more on the manager thing, so it's hard for him to focus on the label thing. And withÂ me, I gotta focus on getting the music out."
Watch his interview with The Breakfast Club below, where he continues to discuss his mixtape vs. album, and more.