Talib Kweli & Madlib Drop Liberation 2

Talib Kweli and Madlib have released their Liberation 2 album exclusively on Luminary. The 10-year project is their call for unity and to dispel all the materialism in rap music. There are appearances from Q-Tip, Jessica Care More, Seun Kuti and more. They have also dropped the video for “Best Year Ever” to kick off the party. Liberation 2 is the sequel to their 2007 Liberation album. 



Talib Kweli Launching New Talk Show

[youtube id=”Q2x6C3f9nPo”]Rapper and activist Talib Kweli is kicking off his new show talk show People’s Party With Talib Kweli next week. Kweli will host and interview different guests on a weekly basis. He will lead discussions hip-hop, culture and politics with various personalities. B-Real, Perry Farrell, Jemele Hill, Lamar Odom and Angela Rye are in the trailer that came out today. The first episode has Bun B in the building and he shares his thoughts on The Notorious B.I.G., gun ownership and his UGK partnership with Pimp C. The first show will be available for streaming on June 9th. 

Amerigo Gazaway Releases Black Star & Aretha Franklin-Young, Gifted & Black

Amerigo Gazaway releases the Aretha Franklin and Black Star project Young, Gifted & Black on what would have been Franklin’s 77th birthday. Gazaway took the title from Franklin’s 1972 album and the actual single and blended it with Black Star’s “Hip-Hop (Screamixx)” lyrics from The Boondocks official mixtape. Franklin passed in August of 2018. 

Damon Dash Launching Streaming Service With Talib Kweli

Damon Dash and Talib Kweli are launching the Damon Dash Studios streaming service in two weeks. The new enterprise is described as a “platform for millennial trendsetters” on the company’s website. The entrepreneur announced the news on  Instagram: