Talib Kweli talks about the features on his forthcoming album "Prisoner of Consciousness", and his new lyrical approach on this album.
The lyrically talented NY emcee, Talib Kweli is gearing up for the release of his latest album Prisoner of Consciousness. In a recent interview with Sermon’s Domain, Kweli spoke about the features to be expected on the album, which is slated for an October release.
Features will include a mix of old and new talent such as RZA, Busta Rhymes, Curren$y and Kendrick Lamar, “let’s see, we got Miguel and Melanie [Fiona] and Kendrick and Curren$y, my man Rubix, Sara Jorge, Maino, Busta Rhymes, RZA.”
In the past he has proven he can hold down more than his share of an album with his flow, this LP has more features than usual. The Brooklyn rapper addressed the seemingly long list of features, “[T]his album has more features than any album I’ve ever put out, but I don’t want that to take away from the fact that this is my album. I’ve always been into features, I’ve always been into collaborations – with Mos Def, with Hi-Tek, with Madlib, with Res – I always do a new group.”
Before the studio record drops, Kweli is treating the fans with a warm-up with the Attack the Block mixtape. His lyrics usually are hefty, but with this effort he’s trying to take on a new approach, “Maybe experimenting might have been the wrong word for me to use, but just a different direction. Songs that are more focused on life and what people are going through, and dealing with the social conditions in that way as opposed to speaking directly to the social conditions. That’s what I’m really trying to do with this album."