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‘Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star’ Turns 15

Hip-hop was at a very hectic place in the late '90s. The genre lost both Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. because of violence; there was a schism growing. Hip-hop was quickly moving away from the street narratives, urban tales and social activism to favor its rise to mainstream. People didn't want struggle; they wanted the high life brought to them through catchy songs -- lyricism or not. Bad Boy Records thrived in this landscape, and Sean "Diddy" Combs came to represent everything hardcore rap fans hated about hip-hop.

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Best Hip-Hop Fan Art

The way rappers string their words together with such flow and fluidity is a great art form. And for the fans who adore their work, their rhymes have become a source of inspiration.

While some loyal supporters are inspired to become lyricists themselves, others show their devotion by putting paint or charcoal to paper

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Talib Kweli Presents Animated Visuals for ‘Come Here’

Rapper Talib Kweli takes a different approach for his visual for 'Come Here,' his tender rap ballad featuring Miguel. The Brooklyn rhymer presents an animated video that is both colorful and interesting to watch.

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Talib Kweli Chats With Steve Martin’s Twitter

Talib Kweli is known for creating music that looks into social and political issues, but that doesn't mean that the Brooklyn rapper has no sense of humor.

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Talib Kweli, DJ Premier Honor Guru on Tribute Song ‘G.U.R.U.’

Friday (April 19) marked the three-year anniversary of the death of Gang Starr frontman Keith "Guru" Elam.

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Talib Kweli Unveils Tracklist for ‘Prisoner of Consciousness’ Album

Rapper Talib Kweli has released the tracklisting for his upcoming album, 'Prisoner of Consciousness.' The album was expected to arrive in stores on April 23 but the release date has been pushed back to May 7.

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Talib Kweli Premieres ‘Come Here’ Featuring Miguel

Talib Kweli comes through with a soulful new single titled 'Come Here,' which caters to the ladies. The romantic song also features the tender falsettos of Grammy-winning singer Miguel.

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Mack Maine, Talib Kweli and Lil Wayne Raise a Toast to Life in ‘Celebration’ Video

We don't think Mack Maine and Lil Wayne are celebrating right now so this video is a little ill-timed to say the least. Nevertheless, while Weezy is recuperating from his recent seizures, here's a video for the uplifting anthem 'Celebrate.'

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Talib Kweli and His Live Band Heat Up S.O.B.’s With Passionate Performance

Talib Kweli played a sold-out show with his full live band at S.O.B’s, in his hometown of New York City last night (Jan. 20).

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Talib Kweli Enjoys Finer Things in Life in ‘Outstanding’ Video With Ryan Leslie

Talib Kweli and Ryan Leslie are saluting independent women in their new video for 'Outstanding.' The song appears on Kweli's 'Attack the Block' mixtape and is produced by Boi-1da.

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