Archive for Talib Kweli

Beatnick & K-Salaam – “Don’t Die” feat. Bun B, Talib Kweli, and Colin Munroe

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on Monday, July 20, 2009 by Nolan Levenson

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The production duo Beatnick & K-Salaam released Whose World Is This? last summer and are releasing a new FREE project via illRoots next week (7/28). This track, “Don’t Die” features Bun B, Talib Kweli, and Colin Munroe. The new album will feature the likes of Lil Wayne, Young Buck, K’naan, and many more!

you can download it here

shout out to Okayplayer.

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Album Review: Alchemist, Chemical Warfare

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, July 9, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Chemical WarfareFor the last decade (and then some), Alchemist has been making some of the best beats in Hip-Hop. Much like his last album 1st Infantry he enlists a near all-star cast of some of the best cats in the game to help him bring you some real Hip-Hop. Another thing that you may notice is that ALC’s beats are just as deviously deadly as ever before. He sounds like he has been more at home with the MPC than ever, and Al’s chemistry seems like it should be in a text book it’s so good. Continue reading

Chali 2na & Talib Kweli, “Lock Shit Down” (Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Here is the video for the track “Lock Shit Down” off of Chali’s new album, Fish Outta Water. As I mentioned in a previous post, this track has two incredible emcees on the same track spitting phlegm that will leave you mesmerized. The video was directed excellently by Yoram Benz & Jason Goldwatch. The visuals in this video are awesome and they compliment the track really well. Make sure you go get Chali 2na’s new album Fish Outta Water, in stores now.

Wale & 9th Wonder Take You Back To The Feature

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on Monday, June 22, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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To be honest, I’m not really a big Wale fan. You can say all you want, but I’m not super impressed. I am, however, a huge 9th Wonder & LRG fan. I’m downloading this one as we speak, so I might have to give it a good listen tonight. According to the Hip Hop Official post, you can expect to hear Freeway, Talib Kweli, Joe Budden, Black Thought & Royce Da 5’9″ all spitting over 9th beats on this one (holy shit). Follow me after the jump for the Tracklisting and Download link. Continue reading

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

Album Review: Mos Def, The Ecstatic

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on Monday, June 15, 2009 by Tim Althaus

mos-def-the-ecstatic Mos Def is part of one of my favorite duos of all-time (Black Star), and to be honest I really haven’t felt any of his solo projects since Black On Both Sides. The New Danger had Mos going in a different direction than previously heard, and Tru3 Magic just seemed like it was (for the lack of a better term) a half-assed effort. I remember hearing the buzz that this album was coming out this year, and prior to its release I was waiting with great anticipation. I can tell you that this album absolutely eclipses his two prior efforts, and to go even further I just may like this album more than Black On Both Sides. Continue reading

Wild Style Wednesday Review: Talib Kweli, Quality

Posted in Wildstyle Wednesdays with tags , , , , , , , on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Talib_Kweli_Quality I remember being a Junior at La Crescent High School and learning about poetry and poetical devices from an incredible teacher named Ms. Sandy. I took an interesting re-appraisal at the music that I had been listening to previously, and I realized (with the exception of classic rock) that the Rap I had been listening to was pretty shitty to be frank. I remember at the time I had been hearing about Talib, and the things that I had heard were so positive that I had to get one of his albums. Quality is the first Kweli album I purchased, and it was a great entrance into the world of malicious metaphors, sick similes, wicked words and brazen bars. To me, Talib Kweli is easily one of the greatest emcees of all time, and I thank God this album exposed me to him. Continue reading

Mos Gives a History With Help From Dilla & Kweli

Posted in Downloads, Media with tags , , , on Thursday, June 4, 2009 by Tim Althaus

MosDef Here is a top quality track off of Mos’s new album The Ecstatic which will be dropping this coming Tuesday. The track features Talib Kweli (the other half of Black Star) and is produced by the legendary J Dilla. As many of you know, Mos & Kweli on the same track usually makes for some pure magic.

I don’t know about you readers out there, but I am definitely going to be at the store on Tuesday picking this gem up. Mos is due for another classic album, considering Tru3 Magic was an epic fail. Follow me after the jump for the track download. Continue reading

Chali 2na, Fish Outta Water Artwork & Tracklisting

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Can you say epic (shouts to 2DopeBoyz)? That’s exactly what this artwork is for Chali 2na’s new album Fish Outta Water, which will be dropping July 7th. This album looks like it’s going to be great. We will hear guest appearances from Talib Kweli, Beenie Man, Elzhi (holy shit), as well as Damian & Steven Marley. On the production side we will see Jake One, Vitamin D & Scott Storch (isn’t he in jail?). Follow me after the jump for the tracklisting. Continue reading

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”.