Talib Kweli News & Features


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Kweli, Mobb Deep, Murs & More to Rock Duck Down SXSW Showcase

For almost two decades Duck Down has been one of hip-hop's strongest voices, a label that's never been afraid to deliver that real (that really real) music. So you know Duck Down and the good folks at Javotti Media were going...

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Three (More) Indie Albums Out Right Now

2014 has gotten off to a pretty slow start. Sure there have been songs here and there, but when it comes to blockbuster, major-label projects, the cupboard is almost bare. Not to worry, helping you quench your thirst in this...

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Duck Down & Javotti Media to Present SXSW Showcase Featuring Talib Kweli, Black Moon & More!

Austin, Tx. -- As part of this week's South by Southwest festivities, Duck Down Records and Javotti Media will be bringing together a formidable lineup of underground hip-hop artists for a showcase at Austin's Haven...

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Re-Produced Profile: Willie B. (of Digi+Phonics) [DJBooth Interview Exclusive]

On Wednesday, December 19, The DJBooth will release the latest installment of Re-Produced, an exclusive EP series in which three hand-picked producers put their own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. Number four in...

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Re-Produced Profile: Shoden!1 [DJBooth Interview Exclusive]

Next Wednesday, December 19, The DJBooth will release the latest installment of Re-Produced, an exclusive EP series in which three hand-picked producers put their own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. Number four...

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Re-Produced Profile: Apollo Brown [DJBooth Interview Exclusive]

Next Wednesday, December 19, The DJBooth will release the latest installment of Re-Produced, an exclusive EP series in which three hand-picked producers put their own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. Number four...

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Talib Kweli Declares “I’m On One” for DJBoothTV (Video)

Whether onstage rocking a show or in the booth, Talib Kweli declares I'm On One. Kweli's new album, Gutter Rainbows, is out now and available as a deluxe edition on iTunes now.

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Talib Kweli Jumps “In the Mix” [DJBooth Interview Exclusive]

Whatever you choose to call Talib Kweli's work – alternative, socially-conscious or simply “good music” – there's no mistaking the veteran emcee's mission: to find beauty and artistic inspiration where others might...

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DJBooth Top 5 Countdown on Infamy Radio Program (6/17)

New York, N.Y. -- DJBooth.net has partnered with DJ Infamous & Don Cannon's Infamy Radio program (which airs Thursday evenings from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM EST) to bring listeners The DJBooth.net Countdown, a weekly feature in...

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Stars Come Out in Support of Diabetes Awareness

New York, N.Y. – On Monday, January 20, advocates, musicians, actors and DJs united in support of diabetes awareness at Brooklyn’s new Knitting Factory for the Mind Body Soul benefit. Most notably the benefit included...

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Talib Kweli Surprises Columbia University with Bacchanal Performance [Exclusive Coverage]

New York, NY -- Last Saturday, April 18th, Talib Kweli performed at Columbia University's annual Bacchanal music festival, co-headlining with rock group Vampire Weekend. The campus population went wild when the Brooklyn-born...

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Complete Coverage:  Chicago Celebrates Obama Election in Style; Common, Kweli, Others On Hand

Chicago, IL -- If you have never felt as though you were part of a truly historic moment, then Tuesday evening was your night. Just minutes after the clock struck 10pm in the Central Standard Time zone, Illinois Senator...

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Common, Talib Kweli Host Election Results Watch Party in Chicago [Exclusive Coverage]

Chicago, IL -- Chicago native and Grammy Award winning artist Common teamed with Brooklyn lyricist Talib Kweli on Tuesday night, to co-host Get Presidential: The Election Results Watch Event at Chicago's Hard Rock Café. The...

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Talib Kweli & David Banner On The Road for “The Flow TV Hip Hop Live!” Tour

New York, NY-- Sony has been announced as the sponsor for this year's Hip Hop Live! Tour, which will feature performances by Talib Kweli, David Banner, Little Brother, and B.o.B. (as well as surprise guest appearances in...

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Nas’s “The Jones Experience” Tour Showcases The Rapper’s Longevity, Skill [Exclusive Coverage]

Chicago, IL – This past Sunday, DJBooth.net was granted an all-access pass to the Chicago House of Blues for the second to last stop on Nas’s summer-long tour, otherwise dubbed as “The Jones Experience.” For the...

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Talib Kweli Notches Career Milstone With #2 Debut On Billboard

New York, NY -- Blacksmith Music/Warner Bros. Records artist Talib Kweli has just scored his highest debut ever-- #2 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart with his sixth album, EARDRUM, which arrived in stores nationwide on...

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Rock The Bells Launches In Boston (Exclusive Coverage)

Article by Nathan Slavik Boston, MA -- Represent. Respect. Recognize. That’s the mission of the Rock The Bells Tour which kicked off in a cloud of smoke in Boston in front of a raucous audience that came fully prepared...

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Talib Kweli to Release New Album “Ear Drum” on July 24th

BURBANK, CA -- Hip-hop's premier MC Talib Kweli will release his eagerly awaited new album -- "Ear Drum" -- on July 24th. A career-defining work that showcases the Brooklyn rapper's advanced lyricism and faultless musical...

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Talib Kweli to Headline Virgin College Mega Tour

CHICAGO, IL -- Back by popular demand, the Virgin College Mega Tour (VCMT) is gearing up for its 4th consecutive college-campus concert series that brings the latest music to 18 different cities across the country. Virgin...

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Warner Bros. Records/Blacksmith Launches Virtual Community for Talib Kweli

BURBANK, CA -- Warner Bros. Records/Blacksmith has launched a virtual community for critically acclaimed rapper Talib Kweli in the immensely popular 3D social network, Second Life, in which users, known as 'residents,' build...

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