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Talib Kweli finally releasing ‘Prisoner of Conscious’ (Kendrick, Miguel, Curren$y, Busta, RZA & more included), playing shows

Talib Kweli

Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli has been working on his new album, Prisoner of Conscious since before the release of 2011’s Gutter Rainbows, and after continuously delaying it, he’s finally set to release it for real this time. It comes out next week (5/7). The record features contributions from some pretty hot of-the-moment guests, including Miguel (“Come Here”) and Kendrick Lamar & Curren$y (“Push Thru”). It’s also got a track produced by Harry Fraud (“Upper Echelon”), one produced by RZA with a verse from Busta Rhymes (“Rocket Ships”), and a handful of tracks produced by Oh No. You can stream/watch videos for “Come Here,” “Push Thru,” “Upper Echelon,” “Rocket Ships” and two other cuts from the album below, along with the full tracklist. That’s the artwork above.

Talib’s next hometown gig is this weekend on Sunday (5/5) at Union Hall, where he’ll be providing “music and monologues” followed by improv comedy from Coal, Swag, and Sandino, which will be inspired by Talib’s set. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with song streams and the album tracklist, below…

Talib Kweli – “Rocket Ships” (feat. Busta Rhymes, prod. RZA)

Talib Kweli – “Come Here” (feat. Miguel)

Talib Kweli – “Push Thru” (feat. Kendrick Lamar and Curren$y)

Talib Kweli – “Upper Echelon” (prod. Harry Fraud)

Talib Kweli – “High Life” (feat. Rubix and Bajah)

Talib Kweli – “Outstanding” (feat. Ryan Leslie)

Talib Kweli – Prisoner of Conscious Tracklist:
1. Intro
2. Human Mic
3. Turnt Up
4. Come Here (feat. Miguel)
5. High Life (feat. Rubix and Bajah)
6. Ready Set Go (feat. Melanie Fiona)
7. Hold It Now
8. Push Thru (feat. Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar and Glen “Grey” Reynolds)
9. Hamster Wheel
10. Delicate Flowers
11. Rocketships (feat. Busta Rhymes)
12. Before He Walked (feat. Nelly and Abby Dobson)
13. Upper Echelon
14. Favela Love (feat. Seu Jorge)
15. Only Gets Better (feat. Marsha Ambrosius)


Talib Kweli — 2013 Tour Dates
MAY 4 2013 DALLAS, TX SANDIGA 813
MAY 5 2013 BROOKLYN, NY UNION HALL *
MAY 10 2013 LAWRENCE, KS THE GRANADA
MAY 17 2013 SAO PAULO, BRAZIL VIRADA CULTURAL MAIN STAGE (Black Star)
MAY 24 2013 NEW HAVEN, CT TOADS PLACE
* – w/ improv comedy from Coal, Swag, and Sandino

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