Talib Kweli

Rapper One of the most intellectually respected MCs in hip hop, Talib Kweli first came to prominence in 1998 as one half of the duo Black Star, whose classic album Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star, brought a sense of consciousness and Afro-centrism to hip hop, reminiscent of the Native Tongues era. Son of a University administrator and an English professor, the Brooklyn-born lyricist seemed destined to be a truth seeker by birthright. (“Talib” is the Arabic word for “student,” while Kweli is Swahili for “truth.”) He has collaborated with Kanye West, Mary J. Blige and DJ Hi Tek; his latest album is the independently released Gutter Rainbows. Kweli also serves as a spokesperson and mentor for P'Tones Records, a non-profit after-school music program for urban youth. The musician-activist made global headlines when he traveled to Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014 to join the community in protesting the police shooting of Michael Brown.

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Talib Kweli Helps Raise Over $100,000 for Ferguson

Brooklyn MC’s defense fund will distribute money to various community organizations.

Commentary: Why Larry Wilmore Rocks

The Nightly Show host will #KeepIt100, even if you don't like what he has to say.

Acoustically Speaking With Host Big Tigger

Faith Evans, Stacy Bathe, Talib Kweli, Alice Smith and Tank all set a very smooth mood at BETX's Acoustically Speaking performance showcase sponsored by RushCard.

BET Experience After Dark: Party Highlights Day 2

See what happened on the second night of this unforgettable event.

R&B Divas Who Impacted Hip Hop

Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna and other genre-benders.

Brady Watt, Melanie Fiona Drop New Song, 'Natural'

Bass player preps his debut album, LIFETRONICS; talks working with the singer, Talib Kweli, and Joey Bada$$.
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