Hot 97’s Angie Martinez interviewed Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek, talking with the rappers about Twitter, planning a summer album, hitting SXSW, who’d be the most fun beef for either, what Talib thinks about “underground”, plans for a show in New York, bringing a band out despite the costs to boost career longevity, Talib’s first fan base being white men, and the misconception if an artist doesn’t get radio play they’re not relevant. Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Talib Kweli made a surprise appearance at the House of Blues in Hollywood on February 8th during a performance by Mos Def, where the rap duo performed their Black Star classics ‘Definition’ and ‘Respiration’. Footage at MySpace has since been removed.
Hardknock.tv sat down with Talib Kweli to talk about his reunion with Hi Tek, his beef with a writer who thinks his music is “soft” compared to the music Hi Tek produced for G-Unit, and growing up in New York. Watch the video below.
‘The Black August Hip Hop Project’, a documentary featuring appearances from Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and dead prez, strives to promote human rights though supporting and influencing the global development of Hip Hop culture. By facilitating exchanges between international communities where Hip Hop is a vital part of youth culture, they promote awareness about the social and political issues that affect our global communities. Their vision is to bring culture and politics together and to allow them to naturally evolve into a unique Hip Hop consciousness that informs our collective struggle for a more just, equitable and human world. This film documents this movement through a series of interviews and performances with hip hop artists and key members of the black activist movement. Watch the documentary’s trailer at YouTube.
Talib Kweli’s first ever live concert DVD features the Brooklyn hip hop artist joined on stage by the legendary KRS-One, as well as special appearances by Strong Arm Steady and Res. The DVD was recorded April 5, 2008 at The Shrine in Los Angeles and will be released September 30th via Fortress Entertainment Group. The DVD also includes interviews with Kweli and KRS-One, plus uncut full rehearsal footage, music videos, and more.
The ‘Talib Kweli Live At The Shrine’ trailer at YouTube has since been removed.
Skillz is out with the video to his new singles ‘So Far So Good’/’Sick’, featuring Talib Kweli, off the Richmond, Virginia lyricist’s comeback album ‘Million Dollar Backpack’, out July 22nd on Koch Records. Watch it below.
Blacksmith TV episode two, entitled ‘Kwelios’, features Talib Kweli visiting Blacksmith headquarters, talking about CEO Corey Smyth, who posed some ideas to the Chicago hip hop artist. Among them, the hip hop cereal “Kwelios”. Watch it below.
Talib Kweli performed along with Simple Plan in YouTube’s first full-length concert to ring in the new year at Highline Ballroom in New York City. The hip hop star performed ‘Say Something’, a freestyle, ‘The Blast’, and ‘Get By’ below the fold. Watch it via YouTube below.
Talib Kweli discusses his personal theme for 2008, his ideal Samsung phone features for the future, how his phone has helped him become a better businessman, and his best and worst of 2007. Watch the four clips via YouTube below.
Talib Kweli is out with the video to his new single ‘Everything Man’, the third single from the Brooklyn rapper’s third solo album ‘Eardrum’, out now on Talib’s own Blacksmith Records label. Watch it below.