Since his groundbreaking debut as Black Star with Mos Def in 1998, Talib Kweli has kept coming up with the gold. Now, ten albums deep and with another release on its way, Kweli continues to forge a unique career as a respected underground star with appeal in the mainstream.
The Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in hip hop history. Kweli’s dynamic ‘Prisoner Of Conscious’ AKA ‘P.O.C.’, released in May 2013 signaled the start of the next chapter of Kweli’s remarkable career.
The album was a three-year journey that found him exploring new vibes, rap & rock-based beat platforms and some interesting guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Brazilian singer and actor Seu George and more.
After nearly 20 years of releasing mesmerizing music, Talib Kweli stands as one of the world’s most talented and accomplished rappers who commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of beat.
Talib Kweli returns to the Espy in support of new album ‘Prisoner Of Conscious’ and his forthcoming, first independent release ‘Gravitas’ which is due out this December.
Tour dates: January 2nd 2014 at The Espy. Tickets $38+bf available from theespy.oztix.com.au, Oztix outlets and Espy bottleshop. On sale now.