From Q-Tip To Chappelle, Talib Kweli’s Inner-Circle Shines In His New Video
Since the 1990s, Talib Kweli has maintained his role as one of Hip-Hop’s leading voices striving for political empowerment and enlightenment. His passion for preaching righteousness and seeking justice had recently got Kweli’s Twitter account briefly suspended for calling out a racist, homophobic lawyer. It may be poetic coincidence that today (November 17), Talib releases his eighth solo album, Radio Silence. No powers that be will ever shut-up this 20-year veteran MC.
For the album’s latest video single “Traveling Light,” Kweli connects with West Coast multi-talent Anderson .Paak. They brighten the corners in Talib’s native borough and spread love the Brooklyn way.
At the beginning of visual for the KAYTRANADA-produced track, Kweli speaks about being reared in the tenants of the Five Percent Nation of Gods and Earths within the religion’s Brooklyn stronghold.
Throughout the visual, Heads can see clips of Kweli’s famous friends and fellow natives from various sections in New York City’s largest borough. This includes quick shots of a stage performance by Kweli’s Black Star rhyme partner Mos Def, SNL cast member Michael Che, and director Spike Lee. Other guest appearances include Q-Tip, Kweli’s Reflection Eternal band-mate DJ Hi-Tek, and a closing jewel from Dave Chappelle.