Talib Kweli to Pen Book, Addresses Black Star Reunion

Talib Kweli takes a cue from Jay-Z and Prodigy and jumps on the autobiography train.

Between Jay-Z, Styles P and Prodigy’s recent forays into the literary world, fans have had ample amounts of Hip Hop literature to read. Now, in a new recent interview with AllHipHop, the Brooklyn rapper revealed that he will be the next rapper to grace listeners’ bookshelves.

Kweli’s book, which has yet to be titled, will focus on his life and his personal beliefs and philosophies. Although he doesn’t claim to have an extensive wisdom of the world, Kweli said that he feels some of his life experiences may be of use to readers.

“I am still a relatively young person in the scheme of the world, so I don’t feel like I will stop learning by any [length] of the imagination,” said Kweli. ”I’ve learned some things that I can impart that can be worth something to people.”

Talib also addressed whether he and frequent collaborator Mos Def would ever reunite as Black Star for a new album. He said that Black Star does not any plans to release a new album soon. He explained that while the two will continue to work together, the business aspects of their reunion aren’t totally in sync.

“There’s no update, there’s no album that we are working on, we have done a lot of music together and a few songs that people haven’t heard, but Mos operates very differently than your average artist in terms of how he wants to get his music out there,” he said. “I think what it is with him is really trying to explore ownership and really trying to explore the best way for us to put out an album that is based on the creative love for the music, rather than based on the demand from the fans. As much as this is a business, music is not made because of supply and demand. Music is made from your heart, and we just got to do it because its right and not just because there is a demand for it. But I want to hear it too.”

Talib Kweli is currently preparing the release of his sixth solo disc Prisoner of Conscious.

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12 Comments

  • Marc Elex Johnson

    Damn, some depressing ass comments on here. Sounds as if no one knows Hip Hop. Talib? Not a great artist? Pace awf mate! (That's Australian for "go away" ).

  • Ned

    Talib Kweli likes green drinks and he gets beat up by his wife at celebrity parties. This niggas parents were rich, and he raps about the black man's plight. Get this faggot rainbow nigga out of hip hop, Hi-Tek cut him off cuz Kweli forgot how to rap without sounding like a wimp. Gutter Rainbows, sweet title, can't wait to read the book so I can read about where he was when he was naming that faggot shit. Mos Def is on cocaine and alcohol, and has been for years. He hasn't been sober since Rawkus was in business and he married a stripper after a one nighter. BlackStar is finished, hip hop is dead.

  • Anonymous

    kweli be selling out too much these days a total contradiction from his earlier work. mos knows this about him prob dont wanna do no wack shit that kweli can do without blinking or conscious of an artist who used to represent (REAL HIP HOP) but iguess he jus needed that to sell and have a fan base jus like any mainstream artist would do

  • Graham Molloy

    I had a fight with my wife last night and I ended up beating her up real bad, then I put our baby daughter in the micr5owave for thirty seconds while the bitch screamed and cried and tried to get the baby out, but I held her away from the microwave I'm too strong, our shit child survived I'll kill it next time my whore wife argues with me.

  • Plots

    Hip Hop NEEDS another Black Star record...with the exception of Black on Both Sides, I don't think either has made a solo record that touches that...

    • Anonymous

      true magic

    • Anonymous

      Sure, they made some other GOOD records (like RE and Beautiful Struggle etc.), but, as the OP said, we're talking about albums as good as BoBS and Blackstar. Neither of them has put out anything else that can hold a candle to either of these releases, and if you deny that you're denying fact.

    • Rival X Jordan

      Quality, The Beautiful Struggle was a great album too.

    • anonymous sucks

      he said solo reflection eternal is a group of talib kweli + hi tek there albums r called train of thought and revolutions per minute

    • Anonymous

      Reflection Eternal

  • Christian Livingbible

    Autobio are real serious i always wanted to write one but this is going to be real. I always wondered what made him so good and how he felt about God. www.christianlivingbible.com free Bible you can read or listen too

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