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Talib Kweli “Prisoner of Conscious” — Album Review

Javotti Media/EMI (2013)

Known for his scholarly swag since day one, Talib Kweli has been churning out thinking-man’s raps since first emerging with Mos Def as Black Star on backpack rap powerhouse Rawkus Records in the 1990s. The Brooklynite spit progressive rhymes to great acclaim and has never wavered from spreading positivity, pairing Afrocentric messages with his machine-gun-quick delivery as expected from an emcee’s emcee. Yet, even during his major label tenure – […]


Digital Delights: 2012’s Dopest Rap/Hip-Hop Mixtapes (Part 2)

Continuing my countdown of this year’s best rap/hip-hop mixtapes (you can catch Part 1 here), let’s take a look at my next three:   6. Talib Kweli and Z-Trip, Attack The Block – Brooklyn’s most underrated MC (in my opinion) is the great Talib Kweli. He’s capable of spitting some of the most thought provoking rhymes, while still being fun enough to rap about the party life and luxurious women. […]