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By   |  8 May 2013 13:49 pm  |   Reviews
PrisonerOfConscious

The Brooklyn native’s fifth solo studio album, Prisoner of Conscious, is a 17 track masterpiece that straps you in and doesn’t stop from start to finish. Perhaps it’s his personal and very human connection to the subject matter. Kweli expressed to Billboard. Well, the proof is in the pudding; Kweli uses these themes to hook into the common threads running deep through all of us. Check out the rest of our review for Kweli’s latest effort after the jump – Spotify album stream included.

 

I feel like when people talk about real life emotions and real life feelings they resonate longer, longer than rappers who talk about gangsterism, sex and violence and longer than rappers who just talk about Hip-Hop, how real they are how and how underground they are. I wanted to make an album that really spoke to the lives that people are living.

 

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By   |  24 April 2013 17:12 pm  |   Video
TalibKweli

If this doesn’t get you moving, your legs have fallen asleep. Hit the jump for the video.

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By   |  2 April 2013 12:33 pm  |   Video
OhNo

Oh No gives his Disrupted Ads album cut, “Boom,” an explosive visual makeover.

 

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By   |  13 January 2013 11:29 am  |   Audio
talibkweli

With his long-awaited fifth solo LP, Prisoners Of Conscious, now penciled in for an April 23 arrival, Talib Kweli duly follows up with not one, but two, new singles. The first, “Art Imitates Life,” is a glitchy, percussion-powered number featuring the perpetually slept-on pair of Black Thought and Rah Digga. The additional treat, “One Two,” is even more intriguing as underground favorite Oh No joins Young Money’s Jae Millz as Kweli’s surprise supporting cast on some brassy instrumentation.
 
You’ve got a job on your hands picking a winner from these two. Or you can always make things easy on yourself and pick up both singles on iTunes!

 
Talib Kweli (feat. Black Thought & Rah Digga) – “Art Imitates Life”
 

 
Talib Kweli (feat. Jae Millz & Oh No) – “One Two”
 

 

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By   |  11 January 2013 13:00 pm  |   Video
ohno

Oh No, Blu and MED‘s “Jones’s” collaboration gets a fittingly trippy visual makeover. Weed, liquor, acid; whatever your vice, avoid it at all costs before pressing play–which you can do so after the jump.

 

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Greg Grease – “Forward”

 

 

If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.

 

  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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