Talib Kweli + Wadaap + Sham1016
The Brooklyn, New York based rapper Talib Kweli has turned into a true hip hop legend in the past 20 years. His name is Arabic for a seeker or student of truth and knowledge. Talib was influenced by music of for example De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. Together with producer Hi Tek and rapper Mos Def (who he knew from his school days) he started recording music. Under the name of Black Star they released an album in 1998. Mos Def went solo after that, while Talib continued his collaboration with Hi Tek.
He is known as one of the first rappers that combined socially and politically aware lyrics and does not mind the label ‘conscious rapper’. On his latest album “Radio Silence” you’ll find classic Talib Kweli bangers with experimental featurings of big names like Anderson .Paak, Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross and Kaytranada.