Talib Kweli on Why Hip-Hop Isn’t Talent Based Now (Video)

“I don’t care about bars, I just wanna turn up”

As disgusting a statement like that is to Hip-Hop heads, legendary lyricist Talib Kweli states that sadly that’s the truth for the majority of the country right now, if their only source for Hip-Hop is the radio. However, he does sense a slight shift in the public’s perception of what exactly is quality music these days. He goes on to applaud Kendrick Lamar and his verse on “Control”, stating “he’s forcing people who don’t give a s*** about lyrics, to now think about where they stand.” Hopefully he’s right, and Hip-Hop gets back to putting lyricism at the forefront. Related: Talib Kweli – Human Mic (Video)