Born 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 student of truth.
In 1998 Kweli teamed up with fellow emcee Mos Def to record and release Mos Def And Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998). The Black Star collaboration was heralded by hip hop lovers and artists alike as one of the best albums of the decade.
Kweli's maturity as an artist is evident as Quality delves into an even greater variety of subject matters, with a skillful infusion of braggadocio as one of the industry's leading emcees: Flippant at every turn, he knocks heads over again and again on "Shock Body" where he states
With a fiercely loyal fan base growing beside him, Talib Kweli Greene is respected as one of the most important voices of his generation.
Kweli is proof that nature's blessings won't always be "bling blinging'" or packaged pretty like a calm summer evening. He is proof that the most precious jewels might be signaled by the sound of thunder or come in the form of a rainstorm.
Check out Talib's lastest offering 'Listen'.
The season 7 premiere guests featured some cast members we haven't seen much of for a while.
This year's Rotterdam event was definitely one to remember.
New album 'Flower Boy' comes later this summer.