Entertainment, Freestyle, Hip Hop, Jay Z, Mos Def, Music, Nas, Rap, Talib Kweli -

Talib Kweli ranks his 25 most essential songs

Entertainment, Freestyle, Hip Hop, Jay Z, Mos Def, Music, Nas, Rap, Talib Kweli -

Talib Kweli ranks his 25 most essential songs

Complex Music recently interviewed rapper Talib Kweli and he broke down the 25 songs that to him are most essential to his career as a musician.

Talib Kweli is an MC’s MC. On “Moment of Clarity” Jay-Z name-checked him as the ultimate example of lyrical quality: “If skills sold/Truth be told/I’d probably be/Lyrically/Talib Kweli.” But as dope as he is, many casual rap fans are unaware of his vast body of work.

Last month, Complex included him on our list of 25 Hip-Hop Artists People Think Are One-Hit Wonders (But Totally Aren’t) because Kweli is probably best known for his 2003 Kanye West–produced hit single “Get By.” Kweli may not have had many more Billboard hits, but true hip-hop heads know he’s got an illustrious catalog—both as a solo act and as a member of Reflection Eternal with Hi-Tek, and Black Star with Mos Def (now known as Yasiin Bey).

Click here to read the rest of this story.

The post Talib Kweli ranks his 25 most essential songs appeared first on theGrio.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

HBO’s ‘Say Her Name’ has few answers about what happened to Sandra Bland But new documentary gives her a voice, even in death
The mother of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman who committed suicide in a Texas jail after being hauled there for bac...
Read More
Meghan Markle ignores negative news, believes British press out to get her
Meghan Markle has developed a way of dealing with negative press: She doesn’t read it. After a tough week in the medi...
Read More
George H.W. Bush’s Willie Horton ad remains flashpoint in dog-whistle politics
What many political historians will tell you is that Donald Trump‘s brand of politics was not created in a vacuum. An...
Read More
Neil deGrasse Tyson denies sexual misconduct allegations in lengthy Facebook post
In a lengthy Facebook post, Neil deGrasse Tyson denies allegations of sexual misconduct levied against him by three w...
Read More

Tags