Talib Kweli knows how to socialize. He is all over social media sites like Twitter, interacting daily with his fan base, updating the masses on upcoming shows, getting into it with the hasslers.
He’s on a Blackstar comeback tour with Mos Def, I mean Yasiin Bey, doing the late night circuit. His latest album, Gutter Rainbows, featured some funky productions and enough clever lines to keep Kweli relevant. It also never hurts to have features with Kanye West drop from time to time.
2012 should be productive year for the Brooklyn emcee, especially if the world keeps giving him more ammo and he continues his Idle Warship gig with Res. In anticipation of his next solo project, Prisoner of Consciousness, Talib delivers a tight track entitled “Distractions.”
Oh No is right on point with the production. Listen all the way though to catch the smooth scratch work that takes the song home. Intelligent hip-hop is making a comeback. This is a good thing.