Posts Tagged Talib Kweli
Wow you spend a couple of weeks away from watching The Colbert Report and great things happen. Apparently Mos Def has changed his performance name to Yasiin Bey and made an appearance with Talib Kweli to promote some new music as the duo Black Star.
First off I am not happy to hear that Mos Def is using a new moniker, but he tends to be a little excentric and that is why I like him. Also, if you haven’t seen Talib Kweli on The Colbert Report before, I suggest you find his interviews because he and Colbert have a great back-and-forth. Colbert with hip-hop artist in general is always great.
I have been writing a lot about Say Hi’s release on Jan. 25th, but if that isn’t your slice of pie don’t fret I have other options. Talib Kweli will be dropping Gutter Rainbows on the same day. I have only heard a couple of tracks off the album but if history repeats itself, Kweli will weave his magic and Gutter Rainbows will be a must have for the year twenty elven.
As you may or may not know January 25th is going to be one of the most important days of the year… well at least in the world of music. You see the 25th is the release date for a handful of highly anticipated albums, including Gutter Rainbows (Talib Kweli), Mine is Yours (Cold War Kids), Kiss Each Other Clean (Iron & Wine), and Kaputt (Destroyer).
There is another release coming out that day and it isn’t getting much hype. Eric Elbogen is the creative mind behind Say Hi, formerly Say Hi to Your Mom, and he will be releasing his seventh full-length album titled Um, Uh Oh.
Twenty ten is almost over and it is time to turn our focus to the future. Instead of living in the past I feel it is time to shed some light on album that is set to be released in 2011.
Talib Kweli, a personal favorite, has announced that Gutter Rainbows will be released next month. Kweli may not be a chart topper, but make no mistake his work should be noticed by those who consider themselves hip-hop fans. His last LP, Eardrum, was released in 2007. The album pushed the hip-hop veteran further into the spotlight, with tracks like “Hot Thing” and “Hostile Gospel, Pt.1 (Deliver US)”.