Articles tagged talib kweli

17 Apr 2014 // 1:02 AM

Talib Kweli: Gravitas

Although there are a few moments that lack the edge of his debut, Gravitas is a welcome return to form -- of sorts -- for Kweli.

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5 Jun 2012 // 4:30 AM

Talib Kweli Debuts New Song as Tribute to Adam Yauch

At a recent gig at the Sound Academy in Toronto, perennial PopMatters fave Talib Kweli debuted a new song in tribute to the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, who recently passed away. Word is, his sixth album Prisoner of Conscious will be on the way this year, but no release date has been announced yet. We are eagerly awaiting it.

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Talib Kweli: 21 June 2011 - Brooklyn

A chilled out, inaugural summer evening in the park was led by Talib Kweli.

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Hip-Hop’s Laboratory of Language

What do William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, Ice Cube, and Ghostface Killah have in common? Finally, they all appear in anthologies.

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Reflection Eternal - “Revolutions Per Minute” (new album / stream / videos)

The last time Hi-Tek and Talib Kweli collaborated, it was 2000 and they were the duo Reflection Eternal. The result of their partnership was the critically-acclaimed

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KRS-One & Buckshot: Survival Skills

Hip-hop luminaries deliver a tag team album with solid results, but could have reached deeper for something more valuable.

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10 Feb 2009 // 7:58 PM

Live at the Shrine

Save your money for an actual Talib Kweli concert. You'll be glad that you did.

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Madlib the Beat Konducta: WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip

As often as it seems like Madlib might be a genius, there are records like this that prove true the old adage of "quality versus quantity".

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18 Dec 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.

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The Best Hip-Hop of 2008

A return to the mic nine years in the making, a hip-hop supergroup of sorts, and Tom Waits beatboxing: this year's top-shelf hip-hop is equal parts anticipation, teamwork, and wha?!

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1 May 2008 // 1:47 AM

The Roots, in new album, tangle with the big issues

The Philadelphia band the Roots has always made socially aware, stylistically varied music that’s kept it on the leading edge of left-of-center hip-hop. But

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28 Apr 2008 // 10:03 PM

The Roots: Rising Down

Eighth studio album from Philly's legendary hip-hop crew, a minor-key rush of synthesizer-heavy vamps and distrustful rhymes, features cameos from Mos Def, Talib Kweli and more.

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19 Feb 2008 // 8:00 PM

Talib Kweli Hostile Gospel Part 1 (Deliver Us) [Video] Hot Chip One Pure Thought (Streetlab Mix) [MP3]       Bell X1 Rocky Took

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22 Jan 2008 // 3:14 AM

Rapping with hip-hop artist and producer Talib Kweli

2007 was a big year for Brooklyn-bred MC Talib Kweli. On New Year’s Eve, he released the critically acclaimed “Liberation,” his collaboration with uber-producer Madlib,

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“Not Because I’m Conscious”: An Interview with Talib Kweli

The rapper says, "I just try to write songs," but he's tackling difficult subjects while trying to launch a business.

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21 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Talib Kweli: Ear Drum

Hip-hop's "Flow Captain" returns with another artistic statement that almost hits the mark.

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30 May 2007 // 2:00 AM

Talib Kweli

In anticipation of his (long-awaited) new solo CD, rhymesmith extraordinaire Talib Kweli makes pre-emtive good on an old promise.

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	Talib Kweli: Right About Now

Right About Now is Kweli's attempt to free himself from the burden of expectations, and just make music.

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Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli): 28 November 2005 - Washington, DC

What do you do when the mold that breaks the mold needs breaking?

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	Talib Kweli: The Beautiful Struggle

Talib Kweli is clearly struggling between the underground's 'values-based' approach and the mainstream's love of the crook and the hook, trying to find a third way that negates the either/or tug-of-war between 'consciousness raising' and big pimpin'.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

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"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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