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Talib Kweli

Genre: Hip Hop, Rap

Country of Origin: United States

The Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. Kweli’s discography is extensive and diverse, with an impressive 7 solo album’s having been released to date, including his third solo album ‘Eardrum’ which, in 2007, debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. With a back catalogue including musical partnerships with such names as Kendrick Lamar, The RZA, Raekwon, Symbolyc One, The Neptunes and Justin Timberlake, it was Kweli’s recent announcement that his highly anticipated album ‘Radio Silence’ would be dropping at some stage in the coming months that has reignited the hype surrounding the musician. Whether working with Mos Def as one-half of Black Star, partnering with producer Hi-Tek for ‘Reflection Eternal’, releasing landmark solo material or collaborating with Kanye West or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any beat. Admiration for this musical master comes from all corners of the globe. As a renowned MC, producer and music label owner, Kweli and his practice are held in high reverence, receiving praise from some of Hip-Hop’s biggest names, including Jay-Z’s famous ‘Black Album’ rhyme: “If skills sold, truth be told/ I’d probably be, lyrically, Talib Kweli”.