Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Talib Kweli - Emo's - June 24, 2009

From the just knew I could play department... Talib Kweli @ Emo's on June 24th! Hosted by Bavu Blakes and performance by Strongarm Steady, Zeale & Traygod.

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More info:

Talib Kweli Greene (born October 3, 1975)[2], better known as Talib Kweli, is an American MC from Brooklyn, New York. He is one of the best-known and critically, if not commercially, successful rappers in alternative hip hop. His first name in Arabic means "student" or "seeker"; his middle name in Swahili means "true". Kweli first gained recognition through Black Star, a collaboration with fellow MC Mos Def.

Born in Brooklyn, Kweli grew up in a highly educated household. His mother is an English professor and his father a sociology professor. His younger brother, Jamal Greene, is a professor of Constitutional Law at Columbia Law School. As a youth, he was drawn to Afrocentric rappers, such as De La Soul and other members of the Native Tongues Posse and Gall whom he had met in high school. Talib Kweli was a student at Cheshire Academy, a boarding school in Connecticut. He was also a student at Brooklyn Technical High School, before he was kicked out. He later studied experimental theater at New York University (NYU). [3]

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