Talib Kweli Surprise-Releases 'Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides, Volume One'

The politically-conscious rapper returns with a compilation of rarities.

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Though fans still await a full-length of brand new material (his last studio album, Gravitas, dropped back in 2013), politically conscious emcee Talib Kweli has whet fans’ appetites a bit with the surprise release of Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides, Volume One. A compilation of rarities, Train of Thought boasts 10 tracks in all and includes a bevy of tough-to-find cuts from throughout his career — including an unreleased Black Star track and the Kanye West-produced “Wack Niggaz.” Featuring additional appearances from the likes of Common, Consequence, Yasiin Bey and Killer Mike, Train of Thought is available online now for $12 USD.

Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides, Volume One

1. Space (produced by Dave West)
2. 2000 Seasons (prod. by Hi Tek)
3. Bright As The Stars – Black Star (prod. by Ayatollah)
4. Wack Niggaz feat. Common, Kanye West & Consequence (prod. by Kanye West)
5. Boomerang feat. NIKO IS, K’Valentine & Cory Mo (prod. by Cory Mo
6. Ocean Song feat. Mela Machinko (prod. by Rahki)
7. 7:30 feat. RES (prod. by DJ Quik)
8. Fortfied Live feat. Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) & Mr. Man (prod. by Hi Tek)
9. Tryin To Breathe feat. Killer Mike (prod. by Midi Mafia)
10. Distractions (prod. by Oh No)

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