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Javotti Media

Talib Kweli – Train Of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases + Beautiful B-Sides, Volume One

$39.00

Javotti Media

Talib Kweli – Train Of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases + Beautiful B-Sides, Volume One

$39.00

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Never one to follow a popular trend or path, Brooklyn legend Talib Kweli released a surprise album of rarities, B-Sides and unheard tracks to further his already extensive catalog.

The twelve track LP includes features from Common, Killer Mike, Kanye West, Consequence, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) and more. Production credits on the album include Hi Tek, Kanye West, DJ Quik and Dave West.

It also features a Black Star track called "Bright as the Stars

About Talib Kweli:

The Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. His travels around the globe as one of rap’s most in-demand performers combined with his conversations with political activists and his genre-straddling work with Idle Warship and others caused Kweli to realize that he was limited in a sense, a prisoner of sorts of his own success as one of the world’s best rappers with something significant to say.

“My music has been associated with those types of causes, with positivity, spirituality, intelligence and being thought-provoking and such,” he says. “I think sometimes people get caught up in that part of me as an artist and don’t necessarily understand the musicality or fully appreciate the music and the entertainment value behind what I do. I tried to stretch my wings a little bit and bring something that was less beholden to the world of hip-hop and more existing in the world in general.”

After nearly 20 years of releasing mesmerizing music, Talib Kweli stands as one of the world's most talented and most accomplished rappers.

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 or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of beat.

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 or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of beat.

In particular, Kweli showed his artistic reach in Idle Warship. Teaming with longtime collaborator and acclaimed singer Res, Kweli began getting out of his sonic and creative comfort zone on the group’s 2009 mixtape Party Robot and its debut album, 2011’s Habits Of The Heart.

Idle Warship’s music challenged Kweli and led him to a new artistic space. “I like the position I’m in,” he says. “I feel like I’m a connector, a leader. I feel like I’ve led by example and I want to continue to do that. I like the fact that I’m in a position where cats who are coming out and making music that I enjoy are interested in my music and are interested in my influence. It’s a great feeling.”

Kweli also has the high-powered Attack The Block mixtape with DJ Z-Trip set to arrive and will be focusing on making his 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.

- Javotti Media

 

Item description:

Artist:

Talib Kweli

Title:

Train Of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases + Beautiful B-Sides, Volume One

Label:

Javotti Media

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Compilation

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2015

Genre:

Hip Hop

Style:

Conscious

Catalog No:

JAV005LP

Condition:

New