Talib Kweli Drops 'B-Sides' Album Featuring Kanye West and More

Talib Kweli Drops 'B-Sides' Album Featuring Kanye West and More

Brooklyn MC unleashes surprise compilation 'Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases + Beautiful B-Sides, Volume One.'

Published July 8, 2015

The summer is shaping up to be the perfect season for dropping albums without prior warning. 

Talib Kweli jumped aboard the surprise-release train last night, gifting us with a 10-track compilation of previously unheard “classic” music.        

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Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases + Beautiful B-Sides, Volume One features appearances from Kanye WestCommonKiller MikeYassin Bey (aka Mos Def), a Black Star collaboration and more. Production credits include West, DJ Quik and Hi-Tek

Train of Thought is the Brooklyn MC’s first album in two years and is up for purchase via his website.

See the full tracklist below, along with video footage of Kweli at the 2015 BET Experience.

Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases + Beautiful B-Sides, Volume One 

1. Space (produced by Dave West) 

2. 2000 Seasons (prod. by Hi Tek) 

3. Bright as the Stars – Black Star (prod. by Ayatollah) 

4. Wack N****z feat. Common, Kanye West & Consequence (prod. by Kanye West) 

5. Boomerang feat. NIKO IS, K’Valentine & Cory Mo (prod. by Cory Mo 

6. Ocean Song feat. Mela Machinko (prod. by Rahki) 

7. 7:30 feat. RES (prod. by DJ Quik) 

8. Fortfied Live feat. Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) & Mr. Man (prod. by Hi Tek) 

9. Tryin to Breathe feat. Killer Mike (prod. by Midi Mafia) 

10. Distractions (prod. by Oh No)  

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(Photo: Talib Kweli via Instagram)

Written by Latifah Muhammad

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