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 together they appeared on Statik Selektah's "The Thrill Is Gone."
Today, the duo add another notch on their collaborative belt with the DJBooth premiere of "Last Ones."
Produced by Antoine "Amadeus" Thompson, "Last Ones" serves as a reminder to old school fans that, despite a few cracks in the foundation, hip-hop culture is still alive and well.
"As hip-hop grows to the point where many rappers have become caricatures of themselves, myself and Styles P remain a part of a group of MCs that still consider the culture in every decision we make," Talib explained via e-mail. "[We are] the last ones left."
Already on the road together, Kweli and The Ghost are planning to release their joint album The Seven in the coming weeks.
"Styles and I have always had a great chemistry on records," said Talib. "When the opportunity came up for us to tour together, we decided that rolling a project out together was the next logical step."
A month ago, Kweli said that veteran rappers could actually learn a thing or two from younger rappers like Lil Yachty, but that doesn't mean these two veterans don't have plenty of wisdom left to impart.
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