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In this space, I usually try to write something about whatever connecting threats might run through the five videos I pick for the week. That’s not happening this week. I absolutely cannot think of a single thing that these five videos have in common with one another, other than me enjoying all of them. So:… More »

The best videos this week include new clips from Sleigh Bells, Cloud Nothings, Talib Kweli, No Age, and Warm Ghost. It’s too bad Sleigh Bells’ video didn’t come out last week — it would have fit the theme of inter-band violence. Maybe being in a two-person band means you can only take your anger out… More »

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Watch Amy Schumer Perform “Get ‘Em High” With Talib Kweli In Chicago

Last night, Amy Schumer and Talib Kweli played a show together at Chicago's Constellation venue. During Kweli's half of the show, Schumer hopped on stage…
James Rettig | August 26, 2015 - 1:18 pm

Download Talib Kweli’s Surprise New Album Fuck The Money

As Rolling Stone points out, backpack-rap veteran Talib Kweli has just surprise-released his new album Fuck The Money for free (I mean, I guess you…
Peter Helman | August 14, 2015 - 6:50 pm
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Talib Kweli Writes Essay In Defense Of Lauryn Hill

Talib Kweli and Lauryn Hill were peers in the late-'90s conscious-rap boom, but even before either one of them ever got on as a rapper,…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2014 - 3:13 pm
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Watch Talib Kweli Go Off On CNN’s Don Lemon During Ferguson Interview

In the past week and a half, plenty of artists have had plenty to say about the tragic killing of Michael Brown and the clashe…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2014 - 3:26 pm
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Stream Kool A.D. Word O.K.

The former Das Racist member Kool A.D. has released a shit-ton of solo material since his crew broke up a couple of years ago, but…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2014 - 8:58 am
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Watch Talib Kweli Play Fallon With Bilal & The Roots

The forever-sincere backpack-rap vet Talib Kweli is old buddies with the Roots, so anytime he's got new music coming out, it's a fair bet he'll…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2013 - 10:06 am
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The Music Of Prince (Feat. D’Angelo, Elvis Costello, Fred Armisen, & More) @ Carnegie Hall, NYC 3/7/13

Last night, a motley crew of stage and screen stars paid tribute to newly resurgent pop legend Prince at NYC's Carnegie Hall. Among the performers:…
Scott Lapatine | March 8, 2013 - 11:15 am
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Talib Kweli – “Push Thru” Video (Feat. Curren$y & Kendrick Lamar)

On his new single "Push Thru," underground rap lifer recruited two of his up-and-coming younger peers in Curren$y and Kendrick Lamar. And in the beautifully…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Talib Kweli – “Push Thru” (Feat. Curren$y & Kendrick Lamar)

Underground rap veteran Talib Kweli is working on a new album with the utterly detestable title Prisoner Of Conscious, and he's just released a collaboratio…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2012 - 9:29 am

Das Racist & Talib Kweli – “The Actual”

Recently, a bunch of Brooklyn-based artists came together in Bushwick to create the Eastern District Presents Mosholu compilation, a release featuring folks like Talib Kweli,…
Corban Goble | July 11, 2012 - 12:51 pm
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Black Star Play “Little Brother,” “You Already Knew” For Fallon

Last night, Mos Def and Talib Kweli revived Black Star for a pair of performances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, first performing a new…
Corban Goble | January 4, 2012 - 9:48 am
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Rock Stars Occupy Wall Street: A Photo Diary

It's a full-on revolution down at Occupy Wall Street right now; the contingent seems to be growing every day, with no sign that it will…
Stereogum | October 25, 2011 - 3:37 pm
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Black Star’s Mos Def And Talib Kweli Do The Colbert Report

Way the hell back in 1998, underground-rap leading lights Mos Def and Talib Kweli teamed up to record the collaborative album Mos Def And Talib
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2011 - 9:24 am
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Kanye West – “Chain Heavy”

Yesterday we decided against dedicating a post to Yeezy's Today cancellation, choosing instead to update our Lauer V. Kanye report to acknowledge this @KanyeWest's tweet:…
Scott Lapatine | November 13, 2010 - 11:41 pm

Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Roots, And Two Dirty Projectors Did Fallon

This Black Star reunion from the night before Thanksgiving features DP’s Amber and Haley along with the Roots on “History” from Mos’s The Ecstatic LP.
Amrit Singh | November 30, 2009 - 10:19 am
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New Scratch (Feat. Damon Albarn & Talib Kweli) – “Too Late”

While the Roots crew is giving late night television a musical facelift, their one-time DJ/beatboxer dude Scratch has assembled a heavyweight constellation of cameo talent…
Amrit Singh | April 23, 2009 - 11:34 am
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New Talib Kweli – Liberation

Circumventing the inevitable leak, Talib’s making a New Year’s gift of his collab with Madlib, offering up the entire, nine-track effort as a free zip.
Stereogum | January 2, 2007 - 2:23 pm
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