Talib Kweli reveals ‘Radio Silence’ artwork, more details, & release party
Talib Kweli has been teasing his new album Radio Silence since 2015, and it now has a release date of November 17, 2017. He also released a single from the album, "Heads Up Eyes Open," which features a verse by Rick Ross, a hook sung by Yummy Bingham, and a piano-heavy beat by J Rhodes. it sounds like classic Talib, and you can hear it below. Talib also wrote on Twitter last year that the album features Kaytranada, Alchemist, Waka Flocka, Niko Is, and Amadeus, and he recently added that Anderson .Paak, Robert Glasper and BJ the Chicago Kid are on it too.
Talib is a frequent guest DJ at Questlove's Bowl Train party at Brooklyn Bowl, and he'll be there the day before the new album comes out, November 16, for the "Radio Silence Album Release Extravaganza." Tickets are on sale.
Sooner than that, Talib DJs a Halloween edition of Bowl Train on 10/26 (tickets), and, as mentioned, he appears at the Pathways to Paris benefit at Carnegie Hall on 11/5 with Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Flea, Cat Power, Tanya Tagaq and more (tickets).
Meanwhile, Black Star play London tonight (10/20) and they have a three-night Halloween run in California. Updated Talib Kweli dates are listed below.
Speaking of recently-announced Bowl Trains, Just Blaze is DJing the one on November 30 (tickets).
Talib Kweli -- 2017/2018 Tour Dates
10/20/2017 BLACK STAR - YASIIN BEY & TALIB KWELI LONDON TROXY
10/26/2017 DJ TALIB KWELI BROOKLYN NY BROOKLYN BOWL
10/29/2017 BLACK STAR - YASIIN BEY & TALIB KWELI SANTS ANA CA THE OBSERVATORY OC
10/30/2017 BLACK STAR - YASIIN BEY & TALIB KWELI LOS ANGELES CA THE NOVO
10/31/2017 BLACK STAR - YASIIN BEY & TALIB KWELI SAN DIEGO CA THE OBSERVATORY SD
11/01/2017 TALIB KWELI NASHVILLE TN CITY WINERY NASHVILLE
11/03/2017 TALIB KWELI ATLANTA GA CITY WINERY ATLANTA
11/05/2017 TALIB KWELI NEW YORK NEW YORK CARNEGIE HALL
11/07/2017 TALIB KWELI BOSTON MA BOSTON CITY WINERY
11/09/2017 TALIB KWELI & BAND NY NY THE BLUE NOTE
11/10/2017 TALIB KWELI & BAND NY NY THE BLUE NOTE
11/11/2017 TALIB KWELI & BAND NY NY THE BLUE NOTE
12/08/2017 TALIB KWELI WITH THE SOUL REBELS NEW ORLEANS LA JOY THEATRE
01/25/2018 TALIB KWELI & BAND NY NY THE BLUE NOTE
01/26/2018 TALIB KWELI & BAND NY NY THE BLUE NOTE
01/27/2018 TALIB KWELI & BAND NY NY THE BLUE NOTE
01/28/2018 TALIB KWELI & BAND NY NY THE BLUE NOTE