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Kendrick Lamar And Mainstream Rap’s Growing Conscience

Chicago drill spitter King Louie was shot in the head two weeks ago. His vehicle was riddled with 22 bullets total. Seven of them hit…
Collin Robinson | January 5, 2016 - 9:29 am

2015 In Review

Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected…
Chris DeVille | December 29, 2015 - 11:23 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2012 - 3:06 pm

More Talib Kweli stories

Talib Kweli Writes Essay About Free Speech And White Supremacy Following Show Cancellation

Talib Kweli has posted a Medium post entitled "Free Speech or Die?" dealing with the issue of far-right leaders and their followers objecting to their…
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | March 1, 2018 - 3:20 pm

Talib Kweli Cancels Show At Riot Room After Venue Books Controversial Band TAAKE

Talib Kweli has pulled out of his upcoming tour stop at Kansas City's Riot Room after the venue booked controversial black metal band TAAKE, amid…
Nerisha Penrose / Billboard | February 20, 2018 - 5:07 pm

Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel, Kathleen Hanna, & More Support Lorde For Cancelling Israel Show

Last month, Lorde cancelled a planned 2018 show in Israel after receiving "an overwhelming number of messages & letters" from fans urging her to boycott…
Peter Helman | January 7, 2018 - 2:10 pm

Watch Talib Kweli Play Conan With Anderson .Paak & Kaytranada

Last month, Talib Kweli released his new album Radio Silence, and on the single "Traveling Light," he teamed up with boho-soul livewire Anderson .Paak over…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2017 - 9:35 am

Talib Kweli – “Traveling Light” (Feat. Anderson .Paak)

Later this week, the sharp and verbose underground rap veteran Talib Kweli will release his new solo album Radio Silence. It features guest appearances from…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2017 - 4:49 pm

Watch Talib Kweli Rap About E-Security on Full Frontal

Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli made a cameo on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee earlier this week as a part of a sketch parody of the…
Collin Robinson | December 16, 2016 - 11:41 am

Watch Beyoncé, Chance, Rihanna, Bono, & More In “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America” Video

The recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are still rightly receiving an outpour of reaction from celebrities, artists, and citizens alike. In the…
Collin Robinson | July 13, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Shura – “Touch (Remix)” (Feat. Talib Kweli) Video

"Touch" was the song that put Shura on our radar two years ago, and now that the Artist To Watch is moving ahead with her…
Chris DeVille | February 18, 2016 - 10:29 am

Iggy Azalea Responded To Macklemore’s “White Privilege II” And Talib Kweli’s Not Having It

Well this may be the first instance of the pot calling the kettle white. Macklemore and Iggy Azalea, two masters of appropriation, may have a…
Collin Robinson | January 22, 2016 - 5:48 pm

2015 In Review

Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected…
Chris DeVille | December 29, 2015 - 11:23 am

Talib Kweli Says “Bigots” Assaulted Him In Denmark

Last week, Talib Kweli performed in Copenhagen, Denmark. While there, he says that he was assaulted by two "bigots" in a racially-charged attack. He posted…
James Rettig | November 30, 2015 - 5:24 pm

Stream Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder Indie 500

Talib Kweli, the Brooklyn rapper and Black Star/Reflection Eternal member, and 9th Wonder, the North Carolina producer and former Little Brother member, have been vital…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Watch Talib Kweli & Rapsody Debut “Every Ghetto” With The Roots On The Tonight Show

Because the Roots are the house band, The Tonight Show is always going to be a safe space for graduates of the late-'90s underground-rap wave.
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2015 - 10:04 am

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
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