Xzibit & Contrabandit.com Recruit Talib Kweli For Rhyme Night

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Multi-platinum artist Xzibit, Contrabandit.com along with Boost Mobile are coming back with their artist showcase event Rhyme Night.

The event has had some high success exposing up-and-coming artists to industry folks as well as the hip-hop fans in Los Angeles. On this Rhyme Night, Talib Kweli, who is prepping his next LP The Beautiful Struggle, has been recruited for a special live performance.

Others set to hit the stage are L.A. up-and-comers Sly Boogy and Xzibit’s group, Strong Arm Steady. The full article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed or relocated.

Talib Kweli’s Next Album Already Leaked To The Web?

Talib Kweli 'The Beautiful Struggle'

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It seems Talib Kweli’s next album has already been leaked. Even though the album is far from being finished, a copy of the unfinished, unmixed tracks are already being spread across the net. Recently, Talib himself, posted a message at OkayPlayer.com expressing his outrage of what has happened, but urged fans to buy the finished album once it’s released. The full article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed or relocated.

Talib Kweli Opening for Galactic in NYC & Philly

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Rawkus Records’ Talib Kweli will be opening for New Orleans-based progressive funk outfit Galactic in NYC at the Roseland and in Philly at the Electric Factory. The full article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed or relocated.

Dead Prez, Common & Talib Kweli Perform At Benefit Show

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The Grassroots Artists MovEment (G.A.ME) is launching a benefit concert called the ‘Poetic HealthCare Plan Initiative’. Performers will include Common, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, Killah Priest, Hasan Salaam and other Wu-Tang associates. The article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed.

Bay Area’s Feenom Circle Rock The Van’s Warped Tour

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Feenom Circle is proud to be touching back after rocking the Van’s Warped Tour alongside Talib Kweli in San Francisco and Sacramento. The Van’s Warped tour was one of many highlights for the Bay Area trio who have been making power moves in the underground Hip Hop area all summer. “It was an honor and a blessing to be part of such an exciting event” stated Rawj to BallerStatus.net. “The skate crowd and extreme sports community has always had our back. We were feelin’ the crowd, and the crowd was feelin’ us. This event took our visibility and our hunger to whole new level.”

Lil’ Kim, Talib Kweli & Def Squad On Talk TV

Rap acts appearing on talk television this week include Lil Kim’, who stops by Last Call with Carson Daly on Wednesday; Talib Kweli stops by Last Call on Thursday; and Jimmy Kimmel Live will host Def Squad featuring Redman, Erick Sermon and Keith Murray.

Talib Kweli Won’t Diss Em Or 50’s Lyrical Content

Asked how he feels about expressing true feelings on his albums only to be outsold by a guy like Eminem or 50 Cent, Talib Kweli refuses the bait and tells Ed Masley of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “There’s no accident to why they’re there. They’re there ’cause they’re some of the best and they work very hard. 50’s been through a lot of sh** and now is just his time. Eminem, I’ve seen the sh** he went through.” Then, with a laugh, he added. “They’re both older than me. You know, it’s all good.”

The full story at post-gazette.com has since been removed.

Talib Kweli Was On The Tavis Smiley Show

Talib Kweli was on the Tavis Smiley show on NPR on Tuesday to talk about his new release ‘Quality’, the story behind his name, the message behind his political lyrics, what he plans on doing next, his take on the complaint that hip hop sucks right now, and more. Listen to the 10 minute interview, which includes clips from his album, here.