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Features

Monday, December 9 2013

The Best Hip-Hop of 2013

Jewel running, megalomania, acid rap, and sasquatches -- hip-hop continues to surprise in 2013.


Monday, December 10 2007

The Best Hip-Hop of 2007

From Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five to a dope album named Desire, hip-hop showed growth in 2007.


Tuesday, September 18 2007

"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.


Reviews

Wednesday, April 16 2014

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.


Wednesday, May 15 2013

Talib Kweli: Prisoner of Conscious

For Talib Kweli, protest songs, love songs, dance tracks, bragging and boasting and rhyming for rhyming’s sake are all part of the same action, an emotional engagement with the world through music.


Tuesday, February 1 2011

Talib Kweli: Gutter Rainbows

Before Kweli attempts to shed some of his conscious shackles with Prisoners of Consciousness, he gifts fans with an up-and-down 14-track collection inspired by pools of oil and water.


Tuesday, February 10 2009

Live at the Shrine

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


Tuesday, August 21 2007

Talib Kweli: Ear Drum

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


Blogs

Tuesday, June 5 2012

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.


Thursday, June 30 2011

Talib Kweli: 21 June 2011 - Brooklyn

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


Thursday, January 20 2011

Talib Kweli's 'Gutter Rainbows' Streaming in Full on MySpace

Perennial PopMatters fave Talib Kweli has a new album, Gutter Rainbows, dropping next week and he's streaming the whole LP right now on his MySpace


Tuesday, May 18 2010

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


Thursday, May 6 2010

Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli + Hi-Tek) - "Midnight Hour" feat. Estelle (stream)

Perennial PopMatters favorite Talib Kweli returns 18 May in a new Reflection Eternal release with his cohort Hi-Tek. Kweli's patented smooth and clever flow and rhymes


News

Monday, January 21 2008

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, free


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