Posted in hiphop | music on October 7, 2011

by BBG

Talib Kweli

Despite his recent high profile tours with Black Star and an appearance on Colbert, Talib Kweli has always aligned himself with revolutionary thoughts and people, so it was absolutely no surprise to see the tweet last night that announced he would be at Occupy Wall Street (like Jeff Mangum was). Watch Talib's appearance below.

If you missed him last night, Kweli will be making a public appearance tonight too (Friday, 10/7). Though its not quite as sexy as seeing the MC play a surprise show at a protest, its nonetheless still cool to see Talib Kweli DJing Brooklyn Bowl TONIGHT (10/7). Tickets are still available.

He plays Saturday in Brooklyn, as part of Idle Warship. Another free show (and Mos Def will be there too).

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Talib Kweli Occupying Wall St.

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com

Idle Warship

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Comments (81)

you catch more flies with bad b.o. than vinegar

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 12:29 PM

oh now i am certain capitalism will crumble any moment!

Posted by ME | October 7, 2011 12:30 PM

i would have captured this on my iPhone but it died when i was calling home to ask my mom for some more money for dasani water. this guy next to me got it on his droid though and he said that he would post it today once he got back to the dorm. fuck those rich people not paying their fair share.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 12:32 PM

I think that I will go seed the corners of the park with foodstuffs tonight to bring out our rat brothers to join the protest. Rats have rights too!

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 12:34 PM

#occupywallst cool cred is growing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 12:37 PM

wow...what is wrong with you people?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 12:44 PM

They're either a)trolls or b)serious. hard to tell. if they're serious, it makes sense, because today's rock and roll fans feel worse about Steve Jobs dying than they do about corporations owning the government and concentrating the wealth at the top (1% own 70% of the country's wealth). Back when rock and roll had a sack the R&R fans were protesting. Now that rock and roll has no sack, its sackless fans make fun of the people who dare speak their minds and voice their anger. The richest 1% LOVE this development. You're doing their work for them/

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 12:52 PM

You guys just hate the rich because you're not smart or savvy enough to be one.

Jealousy suits scummy hipsters well.

Also, doesn't Talib have corporate sponsors who pay him to do shows? Hypocrite....

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:01 PM

^^
see?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:02 PM

1:01 Strawmen and lies, probably listens to Darwin Deez

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:03 PM

Talib used to occupy a spot on my iPod.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:07 PM

ron paul is so dreamy.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:13 PM

You people make me sick! Our 20-35 year olds have such weak backbones and integrity...just happy with life's stupid little material pleasures. Apathy and complacency will keep the man constantly grinding you down into the dirt.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:13 PM

i make 65k a year, bro. deal with it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:18 PM

who ever said that corporations are all bad and should not exist in the future? straw man. of course we need phones and food and clothes, and in order to effectively serve a large, modern society, a certain amount of concentration in markets is obviously necessary. you can have an iphone and still believe that wall st is corrupt, government is corrupt, and the top 1% are driving us off a cliff with their greed. these are not mutually exclusive propositions.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:19 PM

BV commenters< Wall Street Crumbs

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:26 PM

No you don't 1:18, so deal with this...you are a weasel and a wimp who thinks he's funny while actually revealing himself as an irrelevant, shallow nobody. If you don't have anything valuable to contribute to an adult conversation, than STFU and remove your pathetically dimwitted self. Time to grow up "bro".

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:29 PM

sell your apple stock

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:34 PM

I think occupying Wall Street was a terrible mistake. At least Central Park would have enabled a cropduster to spread an organic, locally-sourced Earth-friendly variant of Lysol or Febreze once a day.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:40 PM

I can honestly say this -- I wish that we could meet at a coffee shop and actually talk this through, face to face.

I am Independent and I support the Tea Party, but I believe that there are many more things that we have in common - in our desires, with each other - than the things we get all hung up on that separate us. If we were able to meet up and talk, I believe that we would come up with a plan that all of us could be proud of. We could do a better job than the fat, disgusting, sold-out politicians that we have voted in down in Washington for decades.

If you are a OWS supporter and you don't personally know or interact with a true Tea Party supporter, you need to go find one and have an honest, real dialog. Conversely, if you are a Tea Party supporter and you don't personally know or interact with a true OWS supporter, you need to go find one and have an honest, real dialog.

WE need to do this. WE need to use the tools that we have. One of those tools is free elections. We need to vote in people who will represent us and not special interest groups (cough cough Chuck Schumer cough cough).

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:44 PM

"I think occupying Wall Street was a terrible mistake. At least Central Park would have enabled a cropduster to spread an organic, locally-sourced Earth-friendly variant of Lysol or Febreze once a day."

You are a foolish child. A stupid, stupid follish child.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:53 PM

^

I've certainly been called follish before, and I'm sure this won't be the last time.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:55 PM

Whether you agree or disagree, Occupy Wall St. is a serious situation where people are standing up for their beliefs. If you have no beliefs that you are passionate enough about to stand up for and just troll and make stupid comments, you should be ashamed and begin to re-evaluate your pathetic, meandering life.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 1:57 PM

1:55, if all you can do is point out someone's spelling error, then you truly have no leg to stand upon. You're not funny but you certainly are pathetic. Grow up fool!

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:00 PM

When people are talking about this movementin the future I'm glad you'll all be able to tell your kids you trolled message boards as hard as you can and only cared when Radiohead was suposidly going to show up. Get a life trolls. I'm done talking about, time to start doing something.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:07 PM

^
Most people understand that while typos happen, spelling is kind of important when you're calling someone stupid and follish.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:12 PM

2:07 - see ya down at the lockup. Oh, you'll know me by the snappy blue suit and how these keys always jingle when I walk by the pen.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:14 PM

Follish could mean childish. If you were a horse.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:16 PM

Does anybody remember laughter?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:16 PM

^ I for one am ROTF right now at how adorable these earnest visionary young leaders are able to articulate the goals of OWS. Makes me *hopeful* for the next decades.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:18 PM

"you catch more flies with bad b.o. than vinegar"

Take note, WBers who sausage comment!

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:24 PM

"One of those tools is free elections. We need to vote in people who will represent us and not special interest "

I, the citizen anarchist, respectfully disagree. Elected representation is/ has been an abysmal failure.
We can't discard them entirely just yet, but perhaps voting on the issues at hand would be a better way. We, the people, tell elected officials, directly thru on-line voting how to spend our tax dollars
rather than them telling us.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:28 PM

ON-LINE VOTING? YOU MUST BE CRAZY!

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:34 PM

I bet there are a whole lotta voters in the Palestinian territories or deceased voters in Chicago that would love to use that online voting proposal. Just like all those $20 2008 campaign donations from IP addresses in the Middle East and Europe.

Great idea.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:38 PM

"...directly thru on-line voting how to spend our tax dollars"

Ohhh you sweet, naive idealist. Please propose a better idea than a kid studying for his Bar Mitzvah could come up with.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:41 PM

The problem that EVERYONE has with Occupy Wall Street is the lack of a coherent message. I saw people walking around with signs that said "gimme da loot" and "shit is fucked up and retarded" (both actual signs I saw on Wall Street). They need a manifesto or something, because right now it's just unruly people taking to the streets in large numbers and causing trouble.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:45 PM

While I find anarchists to be somewhat ludicrous, they are a good argument for decentralization of power.

I mean, seriously, as much as I despise leftism, I do kind of like that there are rather loopy places like Berkeley AND over-the-top Jesus people communities. The less federal government, the freer people are to sort themselves out according to how they want to live. And more, they become laboratories for policies/lifestyles that actually work.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:45 PM

Does anyone honestly believe that 20 years from now we'll be telling our kids about the great OWS protest of 2011?

Come on, get real.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:46 PM

The bv comment trolls are upset that people haven't collapsed, paralyzed, in a pile of keyboard cynicism like they have.

What's sad is I think many agree with the core principles, they've just given up and want to attack those that haven't out of insecurity.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:48 PM

Yeah, it'd be great to tell my kids that I was there when the American people started to wake up from their apathetic slumber. It'd be much better than having to explain how we lost our freedom and democracy.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 2:56 PM

So, which ones are the trolls, 2:48? I didn't land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on me, so to speak. BV is one of my standard diversions from work, so I'm really sorry that the topic of politics came up on a MUSIC BLOG and I disagree with other people here.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:00 PM

They don't really put vitamins into the food at the citizen anarchist pod these days, do they?

You need to finish up your classes, then get a job for a minimum of 2 years, then come back here with your ideas on how the world would do better to follow your ideas. Right now, they are not sufficiently thought through.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:02 PM

Really 3:00 ??! REALLY??!!! Your Plymouth Rock analogy is outrageouly misused and disgustingly inappropriate within the context of this thread. Drama queen much?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:05 PM

at least they're trying. you losers are doing nothing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:06 PM

Drama queen? I'd suggest that it's an infinitely more apt characterization of your response, than it is to my exceedingly casual and actually rather friendly comment.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:16 PM

3:06
What losers? Who's doing what?
I usually give people the benefit of the doubt, but I'm sure that you have shit for brains.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:17 PM

"Plymouth Rock didn't land on us, we landed on Plymouth Rock"

- "Malcolm F" Forbes

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:18 PM

sorry folks, came late to this. i have a question. is a "troll" anyone that does not agree with ows? seems to be a pretty liberal (yup, intended) use of that word on here, and i can't say that i agree with it's use here.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:19 PM

3:16 - I agree with you. That other guy is running out of steam, and logic.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:20 PM

protesters = doing something. raising the issue of corporate control of the government. trying to build a movement.

losers = you.

is that clearer, shit for brains?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:21 PM

As someone who evidently has shit for brains, I'd like to humbly suggest that if you were concerned about the government having too much power rather than about who is best situated to take advantage of that fact, you might actually be the 99%. As it is, you're kind of an ignorant and smelly 3.7%.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:28 PM

Hey asswipe 3:21 - you don't know me, and you don't know what I do to make this world a safer and more healthy one for all of us, so reserve your asshole comments for your mother, mkay?

Oh, and by the way - what the fuck have you done beside sit on your ass and acted all better than everyone actually having an adult conversation on BV over the last 3 days?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:28 PM

Don't feed the troll ...
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Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:30 PM

3:16 - "exceedingly casual"

D-bag

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:31 PM

^

LOLWUT?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:36 PM

3:28 you called me shit for brains first so your point is invalid. You don't do a god damn thing to make this world safer or healthier because you're an INTERNET TROLL. I've been at the protests engaging people in conversations about what to do now that we're all motivated. Standing in solidarity with and showing support for the movement. Putting my face to a sign to show we're not all dirty hippies. (I go in a suit after I get off of work)

I never thought I would see the day when hipsters would become conservatives ironically. Amazing really.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:46 PM

You seem to think that there's only one person here who disagrees with you, 3:46. I never called you shit for brains. I just presumed that I was a shit for brains as well because the other commenter's difficulty in understanding what you're going on about reflected my own.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:53 PM

It was funny to read people's attempts at clever snark with regards to music. It is not nearly as funny to read people's attempts at the same when it comes to the pandemic societal malaise that has swept our generation.

Sad.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 3:59 PM

This is a self-snarking protest. If anything, making jokes about it is sad because it's too obvious.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 4:04 PM

I know honest thieves I call family.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 4:05 PM

The

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 4:07 PM

Spin

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 4:08 PM

Doctors

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 4:08 PM

Oct 23

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 4:08 PM

Hey everybody, I just got out of a short but well deserved coma, when do radiohead tickets go on sale?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 4:09 PM

Brooklyn Bowl

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 4:09 PM

3:19: "Troll" is a word that is used to describe an offending person. That word is usually used by kids age 7 and under.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 4:21 PM

Shia LaBeouf > Michael Douglas

OWS: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS!

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 4:24 PM

i make $70k a year and am hot shit. i read ayn rand once in high school and it was cool. therefore, all you dirty hippies are wrong, and ron paul is right. wall st isn't the problem, and you're a hypocrite for using an iphone.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 4:35 PM

anybody <<<<< Shia the "kid"

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 4:38 PM

anybody >>>> Shia the kid

There ya go boss.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 4:39 PM

anybody========Shia "the" kid

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 7:53 PM

The comments about the OWS protest only illustrate that most Americans have no principles. Sadly this is what sets the US apart from most of the planet and makes Americans look bad in the eyes of the world.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2011 2:25 PM

Fuck a hippie cause I aint one!

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2011 5:41 PM

New Yorkers should occupy Adbusters offices when this is over with a bill for what this is going to cost taxpayers.

I fucking hate Canadians.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2011 6:33 PM

@ 6:33

No, we should send the bill to Bloomberg and his cronies on Wall St. They're responsible for damaging our economy- let them pay for it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2011 8:17 PM

@8:17

Nah, lets send the bill to Adbusters instead.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2011 8:38 PM

Never mind sending the bill to anyone. Fence the squatter vermin in and don't allow any of them to leave unless they carry out a large trash bag of filth to be placed in waste receptacles.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2011 10:59 PM

"squatter vermin?". Then what's my name for you, 10:59? "Anonymous coward," I think, works pretty well for you.

Cheers to Talib Kweli!

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2011 11:32 PM

"anonymous coward," says anonymous, on a blog where most everyone comments anonymously. Whay are leftists so fucking stupid?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 12:05 AM

Here's a song about Occupy Wall Street that actually touches on some of the salient issues:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_AG8Rksck4

Best wishes,
Chris

Posted by Chris | October 12, 2011 10:20 PM

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