Talib Kweli

Biography

A Brooklyn native, Talib Kweli Greene is the eldest of two sons born to parents who were both educators. Considering that the Arabic translation of Talib Kweli means "student of truth," it's obvious that his cerebral and socially relevant approach to MCing was destined from Day One. As a kid, Kweli was an avid reader and gifted writer. In elementary school, he began writing plays, poetry and short stories, however, he had his eyes set on becoming a baseball player. "I wasn't really one of the cool kids," Kweli recalls. "Hip-hop became a way for me to write and be cool; it gave me a language to speak to my peers," he continues. "In junior high, I started writing rhymes for my friends, and then I eventually began writing rhymes for myself."

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4th October 2013 -

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8th May 2007 -

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Talib Kweli Say Something Audio Check out 'Say Something' the first track to be released from MC Talib Kweli's eagerly awaited new album - Ear Drum - on July 24th. A career-defining work that...

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14th June 2006 -

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Talib KweliListen Video StreamBorn in 1975 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Talib Kweli Greene is the eldest of two sons. He was an avid reader and gifted writer. Befitting, since his name, Talib Kweli, in Arabic means...

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19th December 2002 -

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leeloo

I think that Talib should come to Croatia, Zagreb this spring. :) acctually the best moment would be... right about now,but,,,,hehehe but the middle of july would be just as nice as that :))

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ZoomInAdam

We just had Talib Kweli answer a few music related questions, such as what was playing in house growing up. Check it out at Zoom In online, in the music blog section.

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yatosah

Hey have ya heard tickets are on sale for Talib Kweli at Shepherds Bush 25 sept, who's going?

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