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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 other top names do drive home the message. New from his upcoming Prisoner of Conscious album.

posted: February 3rd, 2013, 4:36pm



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Hip-hop History: Black Star - Definition

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