An awesome rapper of the backpack scene.
"You heard that new Kweli song? Damn, that mang is awesome!"
A true poet and enlightener, sadly not publicized to the extent of other in the music industry because he refuses to write about 22 inch rims and his Air Force Ones.
"Police read you your rights from right to left
But I never write to remain silent."
by anonymous Aug 18, 2003 add a video
one of the greatest mcs that dosent talk about "bling"
"Kweli -- spruce to the tree, Bruce to the Lee
the real emcee, that your favorite rapper used to be"-Talib Kweli
"A flea could move a tree, before ya think ya movin me"-Talib Kweli
One of the illest rappers to come from the Rawkus Records family. Has released albums with Mos Def as Black Star, Hi Tek as Reflection Eternal, and as a solo artist. As a Rawkus member, he doesn't rap about bling, gangsta shit, and girls (unless it's positive). Recently got pissed when a forum member by the name of ImRickJamesBitch put a link to a bootlegged copy of his unfinished album.
kweli is ill man, cop all of his albums (specialy the black star album)
A peot who refuses to rap about gangstars, ice, and their kicks. Thus, not recieving any love from mainstream (aka TRL teeny boopers, White America). If you want to hear stupid punchlines, used beats with weak lyrics, 16 bars about guns, bitches, bling, etc this is not your guy. If you want to hear what hip hop should be and never will be, you have to cop this mans work.
Nowadays rap artists coming halfhearted/
Commercial like pop or underground like black markets/
Where were you the day hip-hop died/
Is it too early to mourn, is it too late to ride?
TOO LATE! TOO LATE!
Go get talib kweli's cd "quality"
He's Truly representing BKto the fullest.
"The presidents a Bush and the vice is a Dick, so a whole lotta fuckin' is what we gon get!"
"People let me paint a picture
You know I ain't a christian
I ain't a muslim, ain't a jew
I'm losing my religion
I speak to god directly
I know my god respect me
Cause he let me breathe his air and he really blessed me"
"No place like home when the cops ask you about your neighbors
Beat on you, threaten to incarcerate you
Till you spill your guys like you a Garcia Vega
We roll blunts not the papers
Cop the greatest take it coast to coast
L.A. to Chicago like Smooth Operators"
And on and on and on...
dope rapper, seriously underrated
"Now cats rap about packing a nine
When they lacking divine
Running out of topics of conversation"