New Talib Kweli Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Talib Kweli’s ‘Radio Silence’ is Much More Than a Return to Form (Review) [Feature ]

Talib Kweli and I have a history. Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Blackstar is my first hip-hop memory. Quality is one of my favorite albums of all time. “Get By” will forever be the motto. But when the advance... Read More


JAY-Z Told Talib Kweli He Couldn’t Afford His “Get By (Remix)” Verse [Feature ]

On November 17, Talib Kweli will release his eighth studio album, Radio Silence, and in support of the forthcoming project, on Wednesday evening, the Brooklyn-born MC stopped by Desus & Mero for a chat about Dave... Read More


Talib Kweli’s New Album ‘Radio Silence’ Has a Stacked Feature Lineup [Feature ]

On November 17, veteran MC Talib Kweli will release Radio Silence, his eighth studio album and the first since 2015's Fuck the Money. The 11-track album, which is currently available for pre-order and will be... Read More


Report Card: Isaiah Rashad Makes a Brief Return, Blu & Elzhi Are a Backpacker’s Dream [Feature ]

There is simply too much music and not enough hours. Attempting to cover every notable and great album is difficult enough, but reviewing every notable and great song is simply impossible. Instead of a futile attempt at... Read More


Beat Break: Hi-Tek Shares the Story Behind His 5 Biggest Songs [Feature ]

Hi-Tek is one of the most underrated producers of all time. As one-half of Reflection Eternal alongside Talib Kweli and a former in-house producer for Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records, the Cincinnati, OH native has carved... Read More


“Whatever You Need to Do”: Talib Kweli Defends Drake, Ghostwriting in Rap [Feature ]

Talib Kweli recently sat down for an in-depth interview with multi-Platinum audio engineer Daniel Wyatt at his Mix:Master Academy, and during their 90-minute exchange, which covered President Trump, Kanye and... Read More


Don’t Sleep on Talib Kweli & Styles P’s ‘The Seven’ EP [Feature ]

When I jumped out of bed this morning, I was fully planning on diving straight into Kendrick Lamar’s new album DAMN., which is eclipsing everything from John Mayer’s The Search for Everything to Jesus... Read More


Talib Kweli Puts Being an Independent Artist in 2017 in Perspective [Feature ]

There are few active hip-hop artists with a better understanding of the true meaning of independence than Talib Kweli. After releasing his first three projects through the independent-before-it-was-cool Rawkus Records, Talib... Read More


5 Worthy Candidates for Hip-Hop Attorney General [Feature ]

In the midst of the clusterfuck that is the Trump administration so far, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has once again come under fire for bold-faced lies misrepresentation of his communications with Russian officials... Read More


Premiere: Talib Kweli & Styles P Are The “Last Ones” Left of a Dying Breed [Feature ]

Over the past decade, rap veterans Talib Kweli and Styles P have collaborated on a number of occasions. Styles grabbed Talib for "Testify," Talib tapped Styles on "The Mathematics," "The Level" and "Buck Em Down," and... Read More


Talib Kweli Believes Veteran Rappers Could Actually Learn from Lil Yachty & 21 Savage [Feature ]

One of the issues plaguing hip-hop culture is the dismissal of new generation artists by their forefathers, an issue we’ve touched on heavily over the past year. This isn’t a new problem, and it’s not... Read More


Talib Kweli & The Beautiful Struggle to Constantly Call Bullshit [Feature ]

Talib Kweli - super emcee, businessman and educated educator - has over the last few years taken up journalism and social media to further his impact upon the artform he helped build to it’s current height. Nearly two... Read More


Talib Kweli - F**k The Money ft. Cassper Nyovest [Stream]

Veteran emcee and longtime Booth fave Talib Kweli has released F**k The Money, the lead single and title track from his surprise album, out today and available for free download via his website. The song features and is... Read More


Talib Kweli Releases Surprise B-Sides Album ft. Kanye, Common & More [Feature ]

We're in The Age of the Surprise Album. It's now a near weekly occurrence to see a notable artist release a project out of the blue. The latest emcee to follow the surprise plan of action is... Read More


NIKO IS - Carmen ft. Talib Kweli [Stream]

Fresh off of the Peoples Champions Tour with Immortal Technique and Talib Kweli, NIKO IS lets loose the latest set of visuals off of his recently released album, Brutus. Carmen features the aforementioned Kweli, and both... Read More


GRiZ - For The Love ft. Talib Kweli [Stream]

Making his debut Booth feature today is GRiZ, who does it For The Love on his latest chilled-out album cut featuring Talib Kweli. The Michigan electronic producer/DJ’s fourth album, Say It Loud, is scheduled for release... Read More


Talib Kweli - Lord Of The Light [Stream & Download]

Game of Thrones fans should be getting excited as the show’s fifth season is set to premiere April 12. For promotional purposes HBO is gearing up to release the second installment in their Catch the Throne mixtape... Read More


DJ EFN - Paradise ft. Talib Kweli, Redman & Wrekonize [Stream]

Are you a sucker for intricate bars and artful throwback beats? Then you’ll be in heaven once you hit play on DJ EFN’s forthcoming studio debut. Don’t take it from me, though; simply hit play on the project’s latest... Read More


NIKO IS ft. Talib Kweli - Floss (Remix) [Stream & Download]

Considering NIKO IS is part of the Javotti Media family, it’s only right that the Brazilian-American emcee and his label boss jump on a few records together. Today, Talib Kweli lends his flow to the official remix of... Read More


Shuko ft. Talib Kweli & Leslie Clio - Heatwave [Stream]

Not quite ready to start bundling up for winter? I know exactly how you feel, and I have some good news: today, a Heatwave is rolling through the Booth in the form of German beatsmith Shuko‘s latest single. But this... Read More


Chris Webby ft. Talib Kweli, Grafh, B-Real & Trae Tha Truth - Dopamine [Stream]

It’s often said (by people who enjoy repeating clichés) that birds of a feather flock together. If that’s the case, then Chris Webby might be one of the most talented up-and-comers in the game, since the latest... Read More


Diamond D ft. Talib Kweli, eLZHi & Skyzoo - Where’s the Love [Stream]

Today marks Diamond D‘s first appearance on our pages, but it just doesn’t feel right to call him a newcomer; the man’s a living legend. Regardless, if you’ve been sleeping on the industry vet’s... Read More


Talib Kweli ft. Chris Webby & Joell Ortiz - Purest Heart [Stream]

With some ensemble bangers, you can glance over the lineup and immediately see why these particular emcees ended up collaborating. East Coast indie label Bottom Feeder Music‘s debut single and first Booth feature…... Read More


Run That Back: J. Rawls on Black Star & the Creation of “Brown Skin Lady” [Feature ]

With the rapid growth of streaming services, more and more labels are making their entire catalogs available to the market. Rare records you once had to scour local mom and pop shops for, even five to ten years ago, are now... Read More


Gary Clark Jr. ft. Talib Kweli - Bright Lights [Stream]

It’s tough to improve on something like Gary Clark Jr.‘s larger than life Rock and Roll. Good thing tough doesn’t mean impossible. Just take a listen to an updated version of his Bright Lights single. Taken... Read More


Kweli, Mobb Deep, Murs & More to Rock Duck Down SXSW Showcase [Feature ]

For almost two decades Duck Down has been one of hip-hop's strongest voices, a label that's never been afraid to deliver that real (that really real) music. So you know Duck Down and the good folks at Javotti Media were going... Read More


Jamla Records ft. Talib Kweli, Elzhi & Phonte - No Competition [Stream]

Which independent label currently boasts the all-around dopest stable of hip-hop artists? It would be an exaggeration to say that there’s No Competition, but if you answered “Jamla Records,” I certainly... Read More


Three (More) Indie Albums Out Right Now [Feature ]

2014 has gotten off to a pretty slow start. Sure there have been songs here and there, but when it comes to blockbuster, major-label projects, the cupboard is almost bare. Not to worry, helping you quench your thirst in this... Read More


Talib Kweli ft. Raekwon - Violations [Stream]

I shouldn’t even have to write anything to get you to listen to Violations. If you aren’t already excited to hear Talib Kweli and Raekwon on the same track, then you should probably check your pulse. Featuring... Read More


Talib Kweli ft. Black Thought, Rah Digga & ALBe. Back - Art Imitates Life [Stream]

Talib Kweli set up quite an interesting way of releasing his new album, Gravitas. When you buy the album through his site,, you will get access to his email and a phone number specifically assigned for members of... Read More


Talib Kweli - Gravitas [Album]

Veteran Brooklyn rhymesayer Talib Kweli has unleashed his sixth studio album, Gravitas. The follow-up to May's Prisoner of Conscious, the 11-track project comes heralded by reader-approved lead single "The Wormhole."... Read More


Talib Kweli ft. The UnderAchievers - New Leaders [Stream]

The rap game could use a few New Leaders—and you shouldn’t count Talib Kweli out of the running just because he’s been in the game for a minute. On the latest single off his fifth full-length, the B.K. stalwart... Read More


Talib Kweli - The Wormhole [Stream]

Nothing makes me groan like hearing an otherwise-intelligent rapper go off on a half-baked tirade about the Illuminati. Apparently, I’m not the only one. In the opening bars of The Wormhole, the lead single off his next... Read More


Marco Polo ft. Talib Kweli & DJ Premier - G.U.R.U. [Stream]

Tomorrow, April 19, marks the third anniversary of Guru’s death from cancer. Despite his untimely passing, the Gang Starr co-founder’s influence is alive and well among underground artists and heads. On G.U.R.U,... Read More


Mobetta ft. Talib Kweli & Saunders Sermons - Fly By Night [Stream]

Mobetta’s first Booth feature, August’s Back at the Ranch, featured none other than Jean Grae. While that guest feature is enough for three Booth features, Mobetta continues to show off his friends in high places on Fly... Read More


Cory Mo ft. Big K.R.I.T & Talib Kweli - Hold Up [Stream]

Hold Up... you don’t listen to Cory Mo? Either you’re allergic to high-quality Southern hip-hop, or you just don’t know what you’re missing. In the latter case, a listen to the Lone Star State... Read More


Talib Kweli - Turnt Up [Stream]

When I hear the phrase “Turnt Up,” I think of Southern rappers dropping ig’nant rhymes over jackhammer beats. I most definitely do not think of Talib Kweli. Far as the Brooklyn vet’s latest single might be... Read More


Talib Kweli - Human Mic [Stream]

Talib Kweli is a lot like pizza. If I were to order a pie, you know you would want a slice; I mean it’s f**kin’ pizza for god’s sake! Just eat it! The same could be said about Talib Kewli (well, minus the “just... Read More


P-Money ft. Aaradhna & Talib Kweli - Celebration Flow [Stream]

Previous singles off New Zealand beatsmith P-Money‘s Stateside debut set have been primarily serious in tone. The lead effort dealt with the dark side of the American Dream, and the most recent song release found... Read More


Talib Kweli - Prisoner of Conscious [Album]

I don’t know if I’d be writing this if it wasn’t for Talib Kweli. I liked hip-hop before I heard Black Star, but that album helped me fall in love with hip-hop, and before I knew it, I had memorized every word of Black... Read Full Review


Talib Kweli ft. Busta Rhymes - Rocket Ships [Stream]

Fresh off garnering positive reader reviews for last week’s High Life, Talib Kweli is already back on our pages with another fresh cut off his forthcoming full-length. The science-fictional imagery evoked by Rocket... Read More


Ricky Blaze ft. Talib Kweli - Down Ass Girl [Stream & Download]

When you are in the spotlight as often as Ricky Blaze, it is inevitable that you will encounter some ladies who are primarily interested in your wealth and fame. So, now that Ricky has his Down Ass Girl, it’s no wonder... Read More


Sophia Danai ft. Talib Kweli - The End [Stream]

Vancouver’s Sophia Danai is at the beginning of her career, this being her first Booth feature (she did appear on Madchild’s Judgement Day). However, the company she keeps might make it seem like she has been at it for... Read More


Talib Kweli ft. Rubix & Bajah - High Life [Stream]

For most of us, the daily grind doesn’t involve flying around the globe, soaking in the sights and sounds of each of the world’s premier cities. Fortunately, we’ve got Talib Kweli to fill us in on what... Read More


Talib Kweli ft. Miguel - Come Here [Stream]

Hip-hop veteran Talib Kweli may be a Prisoner of Conscious but, on the bright side, he’s permitted the occasional conjugal visit. On Come Here, the latest single off his fifth studio album, the Brooklyn emcee offers us... Read More


R.A. The Rugged Man ft. Talib Kweli - Learn Truth [Stream]

Having declared himself The Peoples Champ on his solo Booth debut, R.A. The Rugged Man returns to drop a little knowledge on the follow-up single off his sophomore set. The artist’s first-ever collaboration with former... Read More


Duck Down & Javotti Media to Present SXSW Showcase Featuring Talib Kweli, Black Moon & More! [Feature ]

Austin, Tx. -- As part of this week's South by Southwest festivities, Duck Down Records and Javotti Media will be bringing together a formidable lineup of underground hip-hop artists for a showcase at Austin's Haven... Read More


J. Period ft. Talib Kweli - The Traveller [Stream]

Remember the days when you were antsy at your desk waiting for the final school bell to ring, just so you could head to the record store? Remember receiving an allowance for taking out the garbage just so you could save for... Read More


Talib Kweli - Upper Echelon [Stream]

In an industry full of underachievers, you can count on Talib Kweli to come with that Upper Echelon sh*t. Fresh off claiming the top spot on the DJBooth’s Top Indie Chart with his recently-released Push Thru (Marco Polo... Read More


Skyzoo ft. Talib Kweli - Spike Lee Was My Hero [Stream]

Anyone who listens to Skyzoo‘s music with open ears will sense the Brooklyn repper’s reverence for his hip-hop forebears, but one of the greatest influences on his pen game isn’t a rapper—or even a... Read More


Talib Kweli ft. Curren$y & Kendrick Lamar - Push Thru (Marco Polo Remix) [Stream & Download]

With a few notable exceptions, success in the music game never comes easy. As such, the deciding factor in who triumphs and who falls by the wayside isn’t skills or charisma (though those things most definitely help),... Read More


Talib Kweli ft. Black Thought & Rah Digga - Art Imitates Life [Stream]

Remember those old Gatorade commercials where female soccer star Mia Hamm would compete against Michael Jordan, while the song “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)” played in the background? Consider Art... Read More


Dynasty ft. Talib Kweli - Stay Shinin’ [Stream]

Besides the unrelenting cold, my least favorite part of winter is that the sun sets at 5 PM, making it feel a lot later than a clock would suggest. Female emcee Dynasty doesn’t have to worry about the early setting sun,... Read More


Talib Kweli - Fly Away (Re-Produced) EP [Album]

The DJBooth is proud to present the fourth entry in Re-Produced, an exclusive series in which three hand-selected beatsmiths each put their own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. The latest EP in the series is... Read More


Talib Kweli - Fly Away (Re-Produced by Willie B) [Stream & Download]

Tomorrow, The DJBooth will be unleashing the latest EP in our Re-Produced Series, based around Talib Kweli‘s Attack the Block single, Fly Away. Today, we are proud to present the world premiere of the third and final... Read More


Re-Produced Profile: Willie B. (of Digi+Phonics) [DJBooth Interview Exclusive] [Feature ]

On Wednesday, December 19, The DJBooth will release the latest installment of Re-Produced, an exclusive EP series in which three hand-picked producers put their own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. Number four in... Read More


Talib Kweli ft. Ryan Leslie - Outstanding [Stream & Download]

Although Talib Kweli‘s last release, Congregation, may still be making noise on our charts the noted Brooklyn emcee is ready to dish out an Outstanding new tune from his Attack The Block mixtape. Outstanding finds Kweli... Read More


Talib Kweli - Fly Away (Re-Produced by Shoden!1) [Stream]

Next week, The DJBooth will be unleashing the latest EP in our Re-Produced Series, based around Talib Kweli‘s Attack the Block single, Fly Away. Today, we are proud to present the world premiere of the second of three... Read More


Re-Produced Profile: Shoden!1 [DJBooth Interview Exclusive] [Feature ]

Next Wednesday, December 19, The DJBooth will release the latest installment of Re-Produced, an exclusive EP series in which three hand-picked producers put their own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. Number four... Read More


Talib Kweli - Fly Away (Re-Produced by Apollo Brown) [Stream]

Next week, The DJBooth will be unleashing the latest EP in our Re-Produced Series, based around Talib Kweli‘s Attack the Block single, Fly Away. Today, we are proud to present the world premiere of the first of three... Read More


Re-Produced Profile: Apollo Brown [DJBooth Interview Exclusive] [Feature ]

Next Wednesday, December 19, The DJBooth will release the latest installment of Re-Produced, an exclusive EP series in which three hand-picked producers put their own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. Number four... Read More


Talib Kweli ft. Black Thought & Ab-Soul - Congregation [Stream & Download]

“Can I get a ‘Church!’ from the Congregation?” Fresh off unleashing his latest street album upon the ‘net, Talib Kweli has donned his Sunday best to bring us a standout selection off the project. And,... Read More


Talib Kweli - Attack the Block [Album]

With his Prisoner of Consciousness LP due out in October, Brooklyn rap pioneer Talib Kweli has decided to whet fans' appetites and build fan anticipation for the set with a fresh mixtape prelude. Hosted and arranged by DJ... Read More


Talib Kweli ft Jessica Care Moore - Fly Away [Stream]

Back with his newest creation, Fly Away, is the always dope Brooklyn emcee, Talib Kweli. After releasing the 9th Wonder assisted single, To The Music, earlier this month, this time around Kweli has recruited German producer... Read More