Talib Kweli Greene (conceived October 3, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American MC known as a standout amongst the most unmistakable rappers in underground hip-hop, and is widely praised often, notwithstanding not being financially fruitful. Kweli first picked up acknowledgment through Black Star, a coordinated effort with individual MC Mos Def. He discharged his performance debut collection Quality in 2002 and has since discharged 2004’s The Beautiful Struggle, 2005’s mixtape collection Right About Now, 2007’s Eardrum, 2011’s Gutter Rainbows and 2013’s Prisoner of Conscious. He has likewise discharged two collections with Hi-Tek under the name Reflection Eternal and a joint effort collection with Madlib in 2007 in addition to two collections with Res under the name Idle Warship.
His name is Arabic, signifying ‘the searcher’ or ‘understudy of truth and learning’. His folks were both school teachers: his mom an English educator, his dad a humanism educator. As an adolescent, he was attracted to Afrocentric rappers, for example, De La Soul and different individuals from the Native Tongues Posse and in 1995 started recording with maker Hi-Tek and rapper Mos Def who he met at focal park, and later gone to New York University with. With Mos Def (together the pair were known as Black Star), Kweli made some standard progress with Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998). Additionally noted are Kweli and Mos’ focal contribution on Rawkus Records’ assemblage collection Soundbombing (1997). Soundbombing additionally incorporate joint efforts among Kweli and DJ Hi Tek as Reflection Eternal. Together they discharged Train of Thought in 2000, which sold superior to anything most elective hip hop collections at the time. He has since discharged a widely praised solo presentation, Quality in 2002. In 2004, he discharged his second solo collection, The Beautiful Struggle. His third solo collection Ear Drum was discharged on August 21st, 2007.
Kweli has made his very own record name, Blacksmith Records and has as of late marked acclaimed female rapper Jean Grae, with bits of gossip proceeding to develop that underground veteran MF Doom is the following craftsman to be grabbed. He left Geffen Records and has marked with the Warner Music Group.
He has since gotten through marginally more towards the standard, thanks in enormous part to a few appearance on the parody demonstrate Chappelle’s Show, both solo and with long-term colleague Mos Def, this is because of a friendship between the host and maker of the show, comic Dave Chappelle and the rapper. He additionally had a visitor spot on companion and incessant partner Kanye West’s broadly effective introduction collection The College Dropout on the track “Get Them High”. West has additionally delivered a portion of Kweli’s melodies, including his greatest business hit “Get By”. Kweli can likewise be found in a business for the NCAA’s Big Ten Conference, rapping about the association’s b-ball groups. Talib Kweli gave the voice to the fundamental character, Trane, in the computer game Marc Ecko’s Getting Up, discharged in 2006.