I Can't Breathe
Samuel L. Jackson, KRS-One, Sticky Fingaz, Mad Lion & Talib Kweli
There have already been plenty of hip-hop songs released in response to last week's police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, including heartfelt records from Chris Brown, Miguel, Boogie, Z-Ro, and more. Now, a whole squad of veterans has stepped up with a collab entitled "I Can't Breathe" -- the last words of Eric Garner before he was suffocated by a police officer in July 2014.
You Tried It (Diabolic Diss)
Talib Kweli and Diabolic have been exchanging words on Twitter for some time now, a disagreement which began when Diabolic decided to question what he considered to be "generalizations" Talib made about white rappers. This led to Talib penning a response on medium, and most recently, Diabolic came back with a diss track titled "IneKwelity". Kweli has decided to respond on wax, sharing "You Tried It" today.
Which Side Are You On
Talib Kweli Feat. Tef Poe & Kendra Ross
On November 6, Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder will drop their compilation album Indie 500. Today, they released the album's third single and leadoff track "Which Side Are You On" feat. Tef Poe & Kendra Ross and featuring a tasty beat from Nottz.
Talib Kweli Feat. Styles P
Talib Kweli has been busy lately. The rapper has been promoting a joint effort with producer 9th Wonder, likely a hip-hop head's wet dream, titled Indie 500. The duo dropped off the artwork and tracklist for the project the other week, with features from Rapsody, Pharoahe Monch, Brother Ali, Problem and more.
Talib Kweli Feat. Rapsody
Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder's compilation album Indie 500 is coming soon. A couple weeks ago we heard "Pay Ya Dues," now we get a sneak peak at another appetizing release -- Talib Kweli and Rapsody's "Every Ghetto," produced by Hi-Tek.
Pay Ya Dues
Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder Feat. Problem & Bad Lucc
Last month, Talib Kweli decided to come out of nowhere and release a new surprise album for the fans called Fuck The Money, but apparently that wasn’t enough. Today, he returns to the scene with 9th Wonder for a new posse cut titled “Pay Ya Dues,” featuring West Coast spitters Problem & Bad Lucc.
Fuck The Money
Talib Kweli Feat. Cassper Nyovest
Last night, Talib Kweli took to Instagram to announce a new album. He told fans the album would be free as long as you're a member of Kweliclub.com-- if you are, you'll receive the album directly in your inbox. To get the word out further, Kweli has come through this morning with the album's title track "Fuck The Money." The sporadic beat finds Kweli and artist Cassper Nyovest giving their middle finger to cash monies, with Kweli laying out all the problems that money brings.
Lord of the Light
Last year the HBO TV show "Game of Thrones" decided on a unique marketing tactic for their new season, with the rollout of a Catch the Throne mixtape. The tape was themed around "Game of Thrones," and helped get word out about the show to hip-hop fans that might not normally take an interest in it. The mixtape must have been a success, because "Game of Thrones" is back this year with another tape, to promote their upcoming season.
DJ EFN Feat. Talib Kweli, Wrekonize & Redman
DJ EFN is Miami-based, but his collaborators span all different regions and generations. The last sample we heard from the DJ's upcoming full length, kept things fairly New York, grabbing a beat from the legendary DJ Premier, and featuring Brooklyn newcomer Troy Ave. His new record is in a similar lane, though a little more laid back than the hard boom bap of the last single.
Everywhere I Go
Talib Kweli Feat. Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T. & Kendra Ross
Talib Kweli and Javotti Media's new tape, The Cathedral, has him putting on a number of younger artists, as well as teaming up with old homies like Pharoahe Monch for some very enjoyable tracks. One of them is "Everywhere I Go," in which Kweli takes a trip down south to link up with Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T.
Chris Webby Feat. Talib Kweli, Grafh, B-Real & Trae Tha Truth
Chris Webby gives us a bit of a science lesson as to what dopamine is exactly on his latest single off Chemically Imbalanced-- it's an appropriate record given the album's title, and the record is all about getting high off happiness. We recently premiered "Fuck Off" from Chemically Imbalanced, but this record is a posse cut, with appearances from Talib Kweli, Grafh, B-Real and Trae Tha Truth, an interesting mix of artists to say the least, but the beat changes up as necessary to match each artist's style.
Where's The Love
Diamond D Feat. Talib Kweli, Elzhi & Skyzoo
Despite being a legendary producer and one of the founding members of the veteran Diggin' In the Crates (D.I.T.C.) collective, Diamond D has not released a production compilation album, until now.
Talib Kweli Feat. Chris Webby & Joell Ortiz
Bottom Feeder Music is working on putting together a compilation album, Gorilla State, and today they've unleashed the first single off it. They round up strong lyricists Talib Kweli, Joell Ortiz and Chris Webby for "Purest Heart" which is produced by Jeremy Greene. Greene builds up the record around a sample. Who spits the best verse on here?
Calling All Hearts (Remix)
DJ Cassidy's "Calling All Hearts" is an exercise in the wedding floor disco that dominated 2013 (see "Blurred Lines" and "Get Lucky"), so Talib KWeli seems an odd choice at first glance. Nevertheless, Bottom Feeder has given him a verse on the dance number, and he makes the most of it, taking on a stripped down version of the beat about midway through.
Talib Kweli Feat. Elzhi & Phonte
Talib Kweli is joined by Slum Village's eLZhi, and Little Brother's Phonte, making up a bit of an early 00's backpack rap supergroup for a new cut called "No Competition". The glossy, vocal-sampling beat comes courtesy of Khrysis. The track will appear on the upcoming Jamla Is The Squad compilation, hosted by Statik Selektah, and due out January 28th. So who had the tightest 16? Quotable lyrics:
Talib Kweli Feat. Raekwon
In a few days (3), Talib Kweli's new album, Gravitas, will be available digitally online. Today, the Brooklyn emcee leaks the Raekwon-featured track "Violations", which is produced by Thaddeus Dixon. Pre-orders for the album are available for purchase here. Sidenote: Vinyl and CD copies of of Gravitas will be available via Fat Beats on February, 18 2014. Quotable Lyrics:
Talib Kweli Feat. The Underachievers
Talib Kweli links up with Beast Coast newcomers, The Underachievers, for a new track from his upcoming Gravitas album. The Statik Selektah-produced cut finds Kweli and the duo flexing their double-time ability over a very triumphant instrumental. Gravitas is out December 15th. Quotable lyrics:
Bump The Wormhole, the latest cut from Talib Kweli. It dropped on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. Talib Kweli's horizons are broadening with each new release, and The Wormhole is no exception. It's a worthy addition to a catalogue that has seen much growth since Talib Kweli stepped foot in the rap game. We're looking forward to hearing more.
Cory Mo Feat. Big K.R.I.T. & Talib Kweli
Bump Hold Up, the latest cut from Cory Mo featuring Big K.R.I.T. & Talib Kweli on the assist. It was released on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013. Things are improving for Cory Mo with each new offering, and Hold Up is certainly no exception. It's a worthy addition to the Cory Mo's catalogue, which has seen much evolution as of late. We're definitely anticipating the next step.
History (DJ Preservation Remix)
Mos Def Feat. Talib Kweli
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)'s chances in this game are improving with each new release, and History (DJ Preservation Remix) is no exception - quite the opposite, in fact. It's a nice addition to the impressive catalogue Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) has been building over the years. We're definitely anticipating the next move.