The Brooklyn-based MC earned his stripes as one of the
most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to
emerge in the last 20 years.
“I’m a touring artist. I’m an artist that’s
internationally known. I’m not just a local artist at this point in my career.
I’m cognizant of the fact that what I do is beyond where it started. I’m trying
to reach the apex of where I am now, but without turning my back on or
dismissing what I’ve done before.”
After nearly 20 years of releasing mesmerizing music,
Talib Kweli stands as one of the world’s most talented and most accomplished
Hip Hop artists. Whether working with Mos Def as one-half of Black Star,
partnering with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal, releasing landmark solo
material or collaborating with Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, J
Dilla, or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism,
crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually
any type of instrumental.
In 2011, Kweli founded Javotti Media, which is
self-defined as “a platform for independent thinkers and doers.” Kweli has set
out to make Javotti Media (which released his 2011 album, Gutter
Rainbows, and is named after his paternal grandmother) into a media
powerhouse that releases music, films and books.