Talib Kweli to MTV: Black Star release in 2012

November 4, 2011

Talib Kweli took time to talk to MTV Hive about a myriad of topics, none the least is that he and Yasiin “Mos Def” Bey has been recording quite a few tracks and will be releasing something, either an album, an EP, or something else that “people can buy” in 2012. He also talks about Spotify, and his decision to debut his Idle Warship project on Spotify first and how that is going for him and Blacksmith Records. Kweli also made it a point to call out major mainstream music publications, in general and specifically Spin and Rolling Stone, about a bias they have against politically outspoken rappers like himself.

And as a politically outspoken emcee, he shares his politically-minded thoughts on Herman Cain, how he feels about Obama (spoiler: the exact same as he did in ‘08), Occupy Wall Street, and Ron Paul, who seems to be everybody’s favorite thinking Republican, even if that’s not saying much.

(And don’t forget: Black Star is playing at the Mezzanine in San Francisco on November 15 and 16. Tickets are sold out for the 15 but are still available for the 16th.)

Read more: MTV Hive

posted: November 4th, 2011, 7:36pm

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