“Call him Kwa-li or Kwe-li, I put him on songs with Jay-Z”, Kanye rapped, in his 2004 song ‘Last Call’. The Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. With Mos Def (the pair were known together as Black Star), Kweli achieved mainstream success with Black Star. Kweli's lyrical content focuses primarily on powerful social-political commentary, sending a well-needed message through his music.
Talib Kweli travels around the globe as one of rap’s most in-demand performers combined with his conversations with political activists and his genre-straddling work renders him as one of the most proactive, conscious artists in hip-hop to this date.