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Talib Kweli Attacked In Denmark

The Get By star claims he was kicked and hit by a pair of "bigots" during a performance in a Copenhagen neighbourhood. "I've been hearing about Danish racism on the rise," he...

Immortal Technique Beats Robbery Charge

The hip-hop star, real name Felipe Andres Coronel, was taken into custody by police in Santa Ana after two street vendors alleged they had been beaten up by Immortal Technique's entourage outside the...

Amy Schumer Shows Off Rap Skills With Talib Kweli

The Trainwreck actress and the hip-hop star teamed up for an unlikely collaboration as they co-headlined a show at the Constellation venue, along with Schumer's brother, who leads a jazz band. During...

Talib Kweli Releases Surprise Album With Kanye And Common

The hip-hop star has surprise-released a new compilation of rare tracks, B-sides and previously unheard recordings, featuring the likes of Killer Mike and Kanye West. Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases...

Talib Kweli Leads Tributes To Late Rapper Pumpkinhead

The 39 year old, real name Robert Diaz, became a staple in the underground hip-hop scene in his native New York in the 1990s and worked with the likes of Kweli, Royce Da...

More Tributes Pour In For Ruby Dee

Omar Epps, Talib Kweli, Questlove and Alyssa Milano have added to the tributes pouring in for actress Ruby Dee, who died on Wednesday (11Jun14) at the age of 91.The film and Tv star, who was...

Talib Kweli Headlining J Dilla Tribute Concert

Rapper Talib Kweli will headline the first ever NY Loves Dilla tribute concert, dedicated to the memory of late hip-hop producer J Dilla.The Get By hitmaker will perform at Webster Hall in Manhattan, New York...

Talib Kweli Joins Stand Your Ground Protest In Florida

Rapper Talib Kweli has joined protesters at a sit-in outside the Florida State Capitol to speak out against the state's controversial self-defence law, Stand Your Ground.The hip-hop hitmaker showed up to the Tallahassee rally on...

The Roots Staging Prince Tribute Show For Charity

The music of soul superstar Prince is set to be celebrated at a special benefit concert featuring hip-hop collective The Roots, Booker T. Jones, rapper Talib Kweli and funk rockers Living Colour.The show will feature...

Talib Kweli Upset About Peter Andre Sample

Rapper and poet Talib Kweli has slammed Peter Andre for allegedly using one of his verses on a new album track without permission.The hip-hop icon was stunned when he learned the Australian pop star had...

Stephen Colbert's New Festival Sets Sail This Month

Talk show host Stephen Colbert is looking to make his mark on the festival circuit as he launches 'StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest', set to be held on board the USS Intrepid, at New York City's...

Rage Against The Machine's Morello Returns To Wall Street

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is to perform in New York on Thursday (13th October 2011) as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Morello, winner of the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award,...

Rapper Talib Kweli Joins Wall Street Protest To Help 'Spread The Information'

Rapper Talib Kweli joined campaigners in New York on Thursday night (06Oct11) to lend his support to the ongoing social equality protests and help "spread the information" about the cause.The Get By star joined hundreds...

Rap Duo Black Star Cancel U.s. Tour Dates

Hip-hop stars Mos Def and Talib Kweli have axed a string of upcoming U.S. tour dates.The duo, performing together as Black Star, was due to play shows in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Las...

Bow Wow Threatens To Delete Twitter Profile

Bow Wow, the American rapper and actor, has threatened to shut down his Twitter page in what appears to be a row over certain 'fans' tweeting "fake statements" on his behalf. Bow Wow took to...

Lauryn Hill Expecting Sixth Child With Marley?

Lauryn Hill, the Grammy Award-winning singer, is expecting her sixth child with boyfriend Rohan Marley, reports E! Online. Lauryn Hill announced the news during a performance in Detroit on Saturday (4th June 2011), telling the...

Mos Def To Star In Sixth Season Of Dexter

Mos Def, the American rapper and actor, has signed on to join award-winning cast of crime saga 'Dexter', reports Mtv News. Mos Def will take on the role of ex-con 'Brother Sam', a religious and...

Jay-z And Kanye West's Album Only Needs 'Little Tweaks'

Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch The Throne' album is complete apart from "little tweaks".Producer Guru said the bulk of recording is complete and he's currently doing his best to get the rap superstars to "hurry...

'I Miss Aaliyah Everyday' Says Missy Elliot

Pop star AALIYAH died nine years ago on August 25th 2010 in an airplane crash whilst travelling back to the US from the Bahamas. A child prodigy, Aaliyah recorded her first album at just 14-years...

Hip-hop Matriarchs Head Panel For Single Mums

The mothers of top rap artists COMMON, MOS DEF and TALIB KWELI are teaming up to run a workshop in New York to provide single mums with tips on how to raise young black sons.Dr....

Snoop Dogg And Kweli Join Spaceman Aldrin On New Tune

Rappers SNOOP DOGG and TALIB KWELI have teamed up with famed astronaut BUZZ ALDRIN to give the moon hero's new song an out-of-this world hip-hop twist.Aldrin, the second person to step foot on the moon...

Rapper Kweli Weds

Hip-hop star TALIB KWELI has wed his girlfriend DJ EQUE in an intimate ceremony in California. The couple tied the knot in Bel Air at a private residence on Saturday (09May09) in front of family, friends,...

Kweli Leads Chicago Education Programme

Rapper TALIB KWELI is fronting a new campaign to promote reading and literacy among the Chicago, Illinois youth. The star has agreed to perform at two back-to-back Dare 2 Dream events at the city's House of...

Kweli Credits Timberlake With 'Beefier' Sound

U.S. hip-hop star TALIB KWELI has credited JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE with helping him "beef up his sound" for his new album. The rapper, who collaborated with the singer on track The Nature, insists the SexyBack hitmaker...

Banner And Kweli Fume Over Sharpton Comments

Rappers TALIB KWELI and DAVID BANNER have blasted REVEREND AL SHARPTON for proposing a ban on racist lyrics, insisting they will never stop using the word "n**ger". Civil rights activist Sharpton is currently visiting cities...

Reed To Open New York Music Venue

Veteran rocker LOU REED will be the first act to play the new HighLine Ballroom venue in New York City. The WALK ON THE WILD SIDE star will take the stage at the new 700-capacity...

Rapper Kweli Creates Virtual World For Fans Online

Rapper TALIB KWELI has created his own online virtual world, where fans can form neighbourhoods and build homes. The digital parallel universe, called SECOND LIFE, is a new feature of Kweli's website, where devotees can...

Rap Star To Make Record Attempt

Hip-hop star SUPERNATURAL will attempt to break the world record for the longest freestyle rap at this year's Rock The Bells festival in California. The rapper will have to keep going for nearly nine hours...

The Roots Stage Dilla Tribute Shows

THE ROOTS will host a set of benefit shows in memory of late producer/rapper J DILLA at New York's Radio City Music Hall on 18 and 19 May (06). NAS, COMMON, TALIB KWELI, ERYKAH BADU...

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