Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Talib Kweli - Scoot Inn - October 7, 2010

From the extraterrestrial department... Talib Kweli @ Scoot Inn tomorrow night, Oct 7th!

More info:

Talib Kweli Greene (born October 3, 1974)[1], better known as Talib Kweli, is an American emcee from Brooklyn, New York. His first name in Arabic means "student" or "seeker"; his middle name in Swahili means "truth". Kweli first gained recognition through Black Star, a collaboration with fellow MC Mos Def.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Kweli grew up in a highly educated household in Park Slope. His mother, Brenda Greene, is an English professor at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York[2] and his father a sociology professor. His younger brother, Jamal Greene, is a professor of Constitutional Law at Columbia Law School, and former clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. As a youth, he was drawn to Afrocentric rappers, such as De La Soul and other members of the Native Tongues Posse 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] When he was 14, his family moved to Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

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