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Shuko feat. Talib Kweli & Leslie Clio - “Heatwave”

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Talib Kweli feat. Raekwon - “Violations”

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Talib Kweli feat. Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Jay Z, Kanye West & Busta Rhymes “Get By (Remix)”

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Hip-hop Wisdom: Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey, known for most of his career as Mos Def, has helped shape the dialogue and definition of hip-hop, both musically and politically for nearly… Read

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Hip-Hop History: Blackstar - Respiration

Hip-hop dream team Blackstar painting a beautifully dark picture of their city. Breathe in, breathe out. Watch

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Talib Kweli feat. Raekwon, “Violations”

This is hip-hop…snares drop, Raekwon steps in, just dope. Latest from Talib Kweli’s Gravitas. Watch

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Talib Kweli feat. Abby Dobson, “State of Grace”

​Talib addresses the current state of females within and the depiction of females in hip-hop, and incidentally shows off some of his nicest flows I think I… Watch

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Talib Kweli, “The Wormhole”

​Talib takes on the subject of the Illuminati, and not to give away the ending, but don’t believe the hype. Off of Prisoner of Conscious. Watch

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Cory Mo feat. Big K.R.I.T., Talib Kweli, “Hold Up”

​Cory Mo and main man Talib Kweli are back, this time with K.R.I.T. on the hook, with a beat that’s more fitting with Cory’s hometown Houston sound, and a… Watch

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Talib Kweli feat. Seu Jorge, “Favela Love”

​Talib’s world tour continues, with this stop in the part of Brazil they don’t show in travel brochures. Off of Prisoner of Conscious. Watch

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Cory Mo feat. Talib Kweli, “A Lot More To Give”

Houston producer/emcee Cory Mo takes a trip to New York to link with Talib, carrying along the kind of beat Talib knows how to flip. From Cory Mo’s new album… Watch

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Marco Polo feat. Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, “G.U.R.U.”

Toronto beatmaker Marco Polo is bring back all the legends, with Organized Konfusion before and now Gangstarr. His tribute to the late Guru brings in DJ Premier… Watch

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Talib Kweli feat. Rubix, Bajah, “High Life”

​It’s time for Talib’s next chapter in his international adventures, this time, in this self-directed effort, he shows what he’s been up to in South… Watch

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Talib Kweli, “Turnt Up”

​With a little nod to Rakim and Eric B, Talib takes it easy over some crisp drums programmed with a classic pattern. In the meantime, Talib turns into a party… Watch

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Talib Kweli, “Human Mic”

​Talib takes a symphonic approach for the next track off Prisoner of Conscious, as he takes up the conductor’s wand in this video directed by R.A. The Rugged Man. Watch

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Talib Kweli, “Hamster Wheel”

It’s storytelling time from Talib–a tale about sex, motherhood and schemes set to a blaxploit soundtrack. ​Latest from Prisoner of Conscious. Watch

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Talib Kweli feat. Miguel, “Come Here”

Here’s a nice little diddy from Talib Kweli and crooner-of-the-moment Miguel off of Talib’s Prisoner of Conscious. ​The video is another thing altogether,… Watch

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R.A. The Rugged Man feat. Talib Kweli, “Learn Truth”

Talib and R.A. demonstrate a textbook example of “dense rhymes” with this verbal spray of social consciousness. Take a lesson, kids, this is breath control at… Watch

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Pretty Lights feat. Talib Kweli, “Around The Block”

​Latest track from beatmaker Pretty Lights features an appearance by Talib Kweli to flow over Lights’ soul meets hard-style dubstep beats. Off of Pretty… Watch

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Show Gallery: Black Star returns to Oakland

Despite the relative quiet recently from the two as a duo, Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli are still Black Star, and they reunited once again to perform in Oakland… Read

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Talib Kweli, “Upper Echelon”

​Talib Kweli plants a flag on turf reserved for the elites. And maybe he’s making a point that most of us already gets, but the cameos from Yasiin, Common and… Watch

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Skyzoo feat. Talib Kweli, “Spike Lee Was My Hero”

Skyzoo and Talib pay homage to the prolific filmmaker and fellow Brooklynite Spike Lee, who makes a cameo in the video. Off of Skyzoo’s A Dream Deferred. Watch

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Dynasty feat. Talib Kweli, “Stay Shinin’”

Dynasty hits it a bit harder in the paint as she has Talib Kweli coming next on the second verse. Watch

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Talib Kweli feat. Ryan Leslie, “Outstanding”

Not only is Ryan Leslie on the mic, he also has director creds on the video. And if that’s not enough starpower, Big Boi was on the boards. Off of Kweli’s… Watch

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Iron Solomon feat. Talib Kweli, “The Empire”

In this beautifully shot video filled with everyday scenes of New York, Iron Solomon and Talib give us a narrated tour of this multifaceted city. Watch

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Talib Kweli feat. Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y, “Push Thru”

From NOLA to NY to LA: Talib, Kendrick and Curren$y touch on all three coasts with minimal beats and dense flows. From Talib Kweli’s upcoming Prisoner of… Watch

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Portland Cello Project rearranges hip-hop with strings

These guys have been featured around the net for awhile now but we just got on them, and its great stuff. The Portland Cello Project is a bunch of celloists and… Read

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Show Recap: Idle Warship, Res and Talib Kweli drop anchor at Yoshi’s

Idle Warship landed ashore in San Francisco last night. The duo of Res and Talib Kweli are now in the middle of a two-night, four show stay at Yoshi’s Jazz… Read