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Video: Reflection Eternal, “In This World”

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 by Tim Althaus

Yeah I know, I’ve been behind the curve this last week, but talk about amazing visuals for an amazing track. A little while back I posted Kweli & Hi-Tek’s first single, “In This World”, off of their new album Revolutions Per Minute, and this is the music video for the same track. The video is directed by Punit Deshi who also directed the video for The Soul Asssassins track “Classical”; Dehsi is one of the best music video directors I’ve seen in a long time. Man, I love every single aspect of  this video; there isn’t one thing I don’t like. I am anxiously counting down the days until April 6th is finally here.

Reflection Eternal, “In This World” + Video Trailer

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Media, Video with tags , , , , on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 by Tim Althaus

Every once in awhile, a track will come along that makes me shake my head in sheer astonishment; this track is definitely one of them. I’ve been waiting for a new Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek record for a long time. These two single handedly changed many of my thoughts on Hip-Hop music. The gods answered my prayers (and those of many others), and Reflection Eternal will be dropping their new album Revolutions Per Minute on April 6th. I read somewhere that The Source already gave this album four and a half mics; if every track on this album follows the same formula as “In This World”, I’m having absolutely no problems believing that.

Hi-Tek’s production jumps out at me and I’m frozen like a deer in headlights; Tek concocts a skin crawling beat complete with a beautiful soul sample and brain bruising synthesizer notes. Talib proves that he’s still one of the best to do it on the microphone, “Aye yo’, I grab the mic until my hands develop the calluses/my style is bent/I only see myself and John Malkovich/my grind miraculous, rhyme from slums to palaces/facin’ all my challenges, raising the black power fist.”

I don’t know about you, but this track has me in awe. I have a strong feeling that Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek are going to make another album worthy of instant classic status; afterall, they are one of the greatest pairings in the game of Hip-Hop. Also included below is the video trailer for “In This World”; the visuals for this video look very impressive.

Download: Reflection Eternal, “In This World

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek Perform New Track Off of Revolutions Per Minute

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Monday, September 7, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Man, there is way too much good music coming out right now (did I really just say that?). Shouts to 2DopeBoyz for the lok on this one. Reflection Eternal (Talib & Hi-Tek) were in Washington DC recently, and they performed a new track off of their upcoming album. The new album will be epically titled Revolutions Per Minute, and unfortunately there is no tentative release date yet. By the sounds of the video, this track is beyond sick and it almost gives me that grimy vibe that “More or Less” gave me. Another thing you will notice is why Kweli is one of the best emcees in the history of the game. Oh boy, Kwe & Tek got me fiending  for a new Reflection album real bad.

Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek on Black Star, Being Good

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Friday, June 19, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Here is a great video interview with Hi-Tek & Talib Kweli. Pyramid West had the chance to catch up with Reflection after one of their recent shows. Kwe & Tek reflect on the original Black Star album and what the recording process was like for that album. It really surprises me that they only made those cuts for that album, they didn’t do any extra tracks at all (that’s fucking impressive). Kweli talks about what it takes to be a good emcee, and Hi-Tek talks about what he thinks it takes to be a good producer.

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Reflection Eternal rocks Skidmore College (and cancels U of M show)

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , on Sunday, April 26, 2009 by Tim Althaus

I was really upset when I found out about Reflection performing at the University of Minnesota way to late (Ryan: which, unfortunately for EVERYONE in MN, he ended up cancelling late last night anyway. No word whether it will be rescheduled, but considering it was planned exclusively for the U’s Spring Jam festivities, it’s doubtful). These guys put on one hell of a show, as you can clearly see from the video. The sound quality isn’t the absolute greatest, but you can tell that the show is sick as hell. Kweli tears it up as he rolls through the set, make sure you check this one out. Kwe performs his verse on Kanye’s “Get em’ High”, The new Reflection track “Back Again” and Kweli’s always classic “Get By”.

Reflection Eternal is “Back Again”

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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This video really gets me excited for the things that Kweli & Hi-Tek have in store for us. I caught this video on my MySpace feed on a bulletin from Kweli. This video is just some classic Kweli and Hi-Tek chemistry with Kweli spitting some great bars over a nice beat. Make sure you keep a look out for that new Reflection album coming soon.

Rock The Bells 2009

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Ummm wow. That was my initial reaction when I saw this post at Hip Hop DX. With the initial artist lineup, this looks like (to me) that this is going to be the concert of the year. I know for sure that I am going to be trying like hell to make the Chicago show, because this is something I definitely don’t want to miss. This looks like the most studded Hip-Hop lineup I’ve seen for a show this year, and there are still more to be announced. If you get a chance to get tickets, please do not pass up your chance. Rock The Bells (Guerilla Union) has been putting together some of the finest Hip-Hop shows for the last 5 years and apparently they are looking to follow suit very strongly. To be honest I would probably pay one hundred dollars to see The Roots or Reflection Eternal. That means that even if tickets are one hundred (we don’t know as of yet) that this concert is absolutely killer for price. If you are able to make it to one of these shows, you are going to be catching the best Hip-Hop shows of this year.

Make sure you stay tuned for dates and ticket prices, as well as any updates that have to pertain to this series because we will let you know right away.

Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek talk to HipHop Official at SXSW

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Man Kweli & Hi-Tek really have me anticipating the new Reflection Eternal album. This interview is making the anticipation grow at an alarming rate. Hi-Tek basically says that this new album is going to be the next level from the previous Reflection album, and that makes me really fucking excited. Notice how Kweli talks about updating their formulas with the times (Gang Starr shit). Hi-Tek says that the album is at a “strong 50%” which means that we should look forward to seeing it relatively soon. Also make sure you look close in the background, you can see Hi-Tek punching on the pads of the MPC in the background (are all producers doing this now?).

Spotted @ OKP

Tim’s Top 10 Albums of All-Time (At Least To This Point)

Posted in Mind Inversion Exclusive, The Learned Man's Take with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Tim's Top 10 Albums of All-Time (At Least To This Point)

I have to tell you all that this list was one of the hardest things I’ve had to get myself to do, because I knew it wasn’t going to be anywhere near easy. Even while going through this list I had to constantly change things because I felt something was missing. This list (to the best of my abilities) contains the quintessential list of albums that shaped my taste in music. To be put another way, I don’t know where I would be without these albums. I can also say that I feel that each one of these albums is timeless as well a masterpiece. So without further ado…

Top 10 Albums of All-Time (In Order from 10-1)

live-at-leedsThe Who – Live At Leeds (Deluxe Edition): Honestly I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to this album. I remember buying it in the store years ago, and it cost me just about thirty-five dollars. It may be the best money I’ve ever spent on an album. This album truly shows the pure rock fury of The Who. If you have ever had a doubt in your life as to the legitimacy of The Who, please listen to this album. The original album was released with just 35 minutes of the 120, and this album has all of it. This is one of the greatest live albums of all time, no doubt in my mind. Every single member of The Who sounds precise and musically sound. This also might be the heaviest material you will ever here from The Who. From the rapid fire boulder crashing drums of Keith Moon to the lion roaring vocals of Roger Daltrey this album is everything a live album should be and more… Continue reading

Reflection Eternal is Hitting Up Your “Internet Connection”

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 by Tim Althaus

kwe-and-hiOh, blessed is the day! Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek released a new track on the internet called “Internet Connection” and it features legend Bootsy Collins. To be honest this track didn’t hit me like previous Reflection tracks, but to be honest it’s still damn good. Kweli & Tek haven’t skipped a beat and I’m hopin this track is just one in a line of many that we get to hear in the following months. Hi-Tek’s production skill on this track is on point (as it always is), and Kweli’s lyrics tear through the track like paper. Kweli said he is hoping that the new Reflection will be out by the end of the year; God I hope so. You can be sure that I will be keeping you up to date every step of the way with the new Reflection Eternal album.

Spotted at OKP

Download: “Internet Connection”