For those of you who are unfamiliar with Talib Kweli and Metasota’s ongoing feud, the two MCs have been going back and forth ever since Meta’s now infamous tweet poking fun at Talib’s exemption from Jay-Z’s last series of tweets. The God MC himself took time out of his busy schedule to thank various artists including many from Talib’s old crew, except there was no mention of Talib himself. Meta took to Twitter with this observation, and lets just say that things escalated quickly. Recently more fuel was thrown onto the fire resulting in more back and forth insults on Twitter, but Metasota took things a step further by releasing a diss track titled “Get Bye.” Produced by MMYYKK, the record feels tailor made for Meta allowing him to waste zero bars addressing the situation. Punchlines and slick word play are all over this one, but it honestly feels like Meta was holding back. Check out “Get Bye” for yourself below and keep an eye out for more as things heat up.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, February 1st @ 9PM
Brooklyn’s own Talib Kweli will be live at The Cabooze this week as he continues his tour across the nation. The now legendary MC has a cult following that stretches international boundaries, his most recent release, “Fuck The Money,” further satisfying fans. Styles P, a God MC in his own right, will provide support as well as a set from K’ Valentine. This one is 18+ and the door is $25, click the link below for more information.
Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago When:Sunday March 8th @ 8PM
Two legendary MCs will be gracing the stage at Metro on Sunday. Talib Kweli & Immortal Technique will embark on their, “The People’s Champions Tour”, which will also feature, Niko IS, CF, and Hasan Salaam. This is definitely a great chance to see two of hip hop’s true titans, the event is 18+ and tickets are $25, click the link below to buy yours.
Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago When: Sunday, May 25th @ 7PM
Living legend, Talib Kweli will be live in Chicago later this month for a show at the Metro. Rumors of a new Blackstar album are still swirling, but Talib plans to continue doing his thing regardless. This one’s 18+ and tickets are on sale now for $25, if you want to get a little extra bang for your buck; VIP passes are available for only $35. We imagine that this one will sell out pretty soon, if you’re interested in going; click the link below and cop your tickets NOW.
This track was just released and definitely bumps with some old heads on the track. These vets come together and make for one fluent record, especially with Elzhi’s smooth verse to compliment Kweli’s. The track is off of the Compilation tape, Jamla Is The Squad, by Jamla Records; so make sure to look out for this mix on 1/28/14 and stay tuned here for more.
Just as we predicted a few days ago, the independently released, Gravitas, is definitely a signature album by Talib. The man, whom is always considered to be a “conscious rapper,” has created one quality album, with the help of others of course. From the opening song “Demonology,” with the ever talented guitarist, Gary Clark Jr, to the smooth “State of Grace,” Talib shows off his wide array of virsitility as a true emcee. This is definitely the better of the last three albums by the NY spitter, make sure to open up those ear drums and pay attention.
Talib Kweli, lyrically has been one of the premier emcees around. The vet is releasing his latest album tonight, and it should be a few notches above his previous two. The album is produced by Ohno, Statik and Dilla as well. Gravitas, is also going to be independently released, which ideally would help for a more authentic Kweli album.
1. Inner Monologue – produced by Khrysis
2. Demonology – featuring Gary Clark Jr., produced by Lord Quest
3. State of Grace – featuring Abby Dobson, produced by Lord Quest
4. Violations – featuring Raekwon, produced by Thaddeus Dixon
5. Rare Portraits – produced by OhNo
6. New Leaders – featuring UnderAchievers, produced by Statik Selektah
7. The Wormhole – produced by OhNo
8. What’s Real – featuring RES, produced by Rich Kidd
9. Art Imitates Life – featuring Black Thought, Rah Digga & ALBe. Back, produced by OhNo
10. Lover’s Peak – produced by 6th Sense
11. Colors of You – featuring Mike Posner, produced by J DillaX
If you are unaware of what an AMA is, or what Reddit is, you are missing out. This Thursday the all-around quintessential NY emcee, Talib Kweli, will be live online to answer any of your questions personally. Make sure either partake in the questions, or simply, check out its results. I’m not sure exactly how the guys over at r/Hip-Hop Head pulled this off, but it should be a good one.