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Decoded: Talib Kweli Breaks Down “Get By” and “Turnt Up”

MusicComments ⋅ May 21, 2013
Life + Times sits down with legendary Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli to break down the lyrics for “Turnt Up,” one of the singles from his forthcoming Prisoner of Consciousness LP. A frequent complaint about hip-hop music is that the lyrics ar...

Talib Kweli featuring Busta Rhymes – Rocket Ships

MusicComments ⋅ May 3, 2013
As he prepares to release his Prisoner of Conscious LP on May 7, Talib Kweli gives listeners a taste of the upcoming album with track #14, “Rocket Ships.” Kweli borrows a beat from RZA and calls in Busta Rhymes to lend his lyrical prowess...

Talib Kweli and Brooklyn Nets’ Coach Avery Johnson Discuss Brooklyn Over Lunch at Junior’s

LifestyleComments ⋅ Dec 22, 2012
Pulled from Jay-Z’s ever-bubbling YouTube channel Life + Times comes this Brooklyn-centric discussion with BK emcee Talib Kweli and Nets coach Avery Johnson. Filmed at notable eatery Junior’s, the two discuss the ongoing journey that brou...

Talib Kweli Talks Brooklyn’s Gentrification and Food with Anthony Bourdain

LifestyleComments ⋅ Nov 2, 2012
For the final season of Anthony Bourdain’s much-loved No Reservations, the former chef turned author and TV host made sure to stop by New York’s most populous borough, Brooklyn. Sitting down with Brooklyn native Talib Kweli, the two discu...

RZA’s The Man with the Iron Fists Full Soundtrack Stream

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 18, 2012
As the November 2 release date nears for The Man with the Iron Fists, and with ample attention attributed to the film’s soundtrack, RZA has now released the entire musical opus for streaming. Featuring various members of Wu-Tang, Kanye West, Ko...

New Era Flagbearer – Talib Kweli

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 16, 2012
Celebrated Brooklyn native and hip-hop legend Talib Kweli is highlighted in the latest installment of the Flagbearer series from New Era. Having first come to prominence in the mid ’90s alongside fellow rapper Mos Def through their collaborativ...

Talib Kweli featuring Kendrick Lamar and Curren$y – Push Thru | Video

MusicComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2012
Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli enlists Compton’s Kendrick Lamar and NOLA’s Curren$y for the visual representation for “Push Thru.” Utilizing each rapper’s city as a point of inspiration, each takes turn sharing the respectiv...

Iron Solomon featuring Talib Kweli – The Empire | Video

MusicComments ⋅ Aug 10, 2012
Iron Solomon presents the visuals for his Talib Kweli-assisted track “The Empire.” Hitting the streets of the Big Apple to showcase everything New York City, the video spotlights the likes of the New York Stock Exchange and Broadway to th...

Yasiin Bey: The Year of the Underdog

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 30, 2012
After almost two decades in the game Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, has seen many ups and downs in the ever demanding music industry without compromising his art. Due to his thought-provoking rhymes in regards to social and political issues,...

Black Star Perform “You Already Knew” & “Little Brother” on Jimmy Fallon

MusicComments ⋅ Jan 4, 2012
Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon kicked off the year proper with a rare performance from legendary hip-hop duo Black Star. With the backing of The Roots pounding fervent instrumentals, Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli performed their latest single &#...

Idle Warship – Laser Beams

MusicComments ⋅ Jan 1, 2012
Hypetrak premieres the brand new visuals to one of the latest singles from Idle Warship (the musical duo composed of Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli and Philadelphia singer Res). A high-energy record, the song brings forth an upbeat tone – a great w...

Black Star (Yasiin Bey/Mos Def & Talib Kweli) – Fix Up

MusicComments ⋅ Nov 25, 2011
This year’s Thanksgiving appears to be more than great for music lovers. After The Weeknd dropped his first official video, Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, and Talib Kweli reunite as Black Star and drop the CDQ version of their new song...

Black Star – Fix Up (Live on Colbert Report)

MusicComments ⋅ Oct 6, 2011
With rumors of a reunion LP continually popping up online, fans have been fever pitch for Yasiin, formerly known as Mos Def, and Talib Kweli to join forces on a full project for the first time in over a decade. Despite the announcement, that Yasiin a...

Talib Kweli – So Disgusting

MusicComments ⋅ Sep 10, 2011
The BK emcee returns with a gritty music piece today appropriately titled “So Disgusting.” Just the type of flow fans have grown to appreciate from Talib over the years and although not included on his latest album, the song will still fi...

Talib Kweli featuring Jean Grae – Uh Oh (Video)

MusicComments ⋅ Aug 19, 2011
Talib Kweli premiers a new visual from his critically acclaimed Gutter Rainbows LP. “Uh Oh” features an appearance from frequent collaborator Jean Grae, while the music video sees the rapping couple getting their Bonny & Clyde game o...