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What are you listening to? Talib Kweli’s ‘Gravitas’

On his new album Gravitas, Kweli manages to find the middle-ground between hip-hop’s more thoughtful content and it’s more trivial — and he sounds a lot less contrived than he did when he attempted to pull off the same trick on 2013s overly-calculated Prisoner of Conscious. On Gravitas Kweli seems much more comfortable dabbling in different aesthetics — and that results in the most complete album he’s released in a decade.

Talib Kweli defends Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have generated much debate in hip-hop circles since the release of 2012s The Heist. The Seattle-based duo became indie rap poster boys after their single “Thrift Shop” became a mainstream smash, but not everyone celebrated the pair’s success.

Turntable Tuesdays: DJ World

Representing the south side of Chicago (Hyde Park), DJ World literally and figuratively does it all. With extensive experience in a variety of areas (mobile,

Happy 39th birthday Mos Def

Happy 39th birthday, Mos Def! Born Dante Smith, he is a rapper, actor, and political activist who also goes by the name Yasiin Bey. He was in

Fall music festivals

Who doesn’t like a great festival? Check out the fall music festivals that are going on in the states to see which one you might

Colleges that hip-hop artists attended

He may have been a college dropout, but Kanye West still spent some time in college majoring in English at Chicago State University, writing essays

Atlanta weekend guide: June 13-16

This weekend is Father’s Day! Grab dad and the rest of the family to get out and enjoy some of the great ativities going on

Talib Kweli decodes ‘Get By’

Talib Kweli decodes “Get By”: “was I saying that Hip Hop is talking about…illusions, temporary happiness in the club.” Talib Kweli decodes the classic anthem

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