Talib Kweli @ SXSW 2011 (more by BBG)
Talib Kweli

Speaking of Blue Note, Blue Note alumnus Talib Kweli, though not part of the just-announced festival this year (Mos Def is though), has shows of his own scheduled.

As part of "The Prisoner of Conscious Tour", he'll headline Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on May 28th with guests J. Pinder and Bajah and The Dry Eye Crew. Tickets for the show are on sale. All currently announced dates, including Black Star at Bonnaroo (where Kenny Rogers is also playing), are listed below, along with a video for a song from Talib's new album...

"Slated for a Summer 2012 release, Kweli's new album, Prisoner of Conscious (Blacksmith/EMI), features appearances from RZA, Busta Rhymes, Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar, Melanie Fiona and more. The video for the album's lead single, the Oh No-produced "Distractions", can be seen below."

The video has actually been out for a while. You may have seen it - it's the one that features footage from Occupy Wall Street (which is about to be active again in honor of May Day).

Kweli, who played a show in Chicago last night, has had a great week so far. His Idle Warship (with Res) project recently released a new video for "Driving Me Insane" and Kweli was profiled by NY1.

Watch the Idle Warship video, the Talib video, and a trailer for a documentary about Res, with all tour dates, below...

Talib Kweli & Res (Idle Warship) - Driving Me Insane

FRIDAY 27 APRIL 2012 Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS, US
FRIDAY 04 MAY 2012 Howlin' Wolf New Orleans, LA, US
FRIDAY 18 MAY 2012 Fête Ballroom Providence, RI, US
MONDAY 28 MAY 2012 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY, US
WEDNESDAY 30 MAY 2012 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH, US
THURSDAY 31 MAY 2012 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY, US
FRIDAY 01 JUNE 2012 Sound Academy Toronto, ON, Canada
SATURDAY 02 JUNE 2012 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI, US
SUNDAY 03 JUNE 2012 The Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, IN, US
08 JUNE Bonnaroo (as Black Star)
THURSDAY 21 JUNE 2012 - SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2012 Touch The Air Festival 2012

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