Talib Kweli

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I watched the bombs fall to unleash the 9/11 wars. Two decades later, they grind on | Jason Burke
Listening to Joe Biden’s words as the US left Afghanistan was to hear echoes of George W Bush from 2001. Is this a crisis destined to repeat itself?

Jason Burke

29, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Rapper Talib Kweli banned from Twitter after dispute with woman
Kweli has been suspended for ‘repeated violations of Twitter rules’, but denies harassing Maya Moody on the platform

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

05, Aug, 2020 @12:16 PM

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Talib Kweli’s removal from festival lineup is part of anti-Palestinian censorship trend | Letter
Letter: 103 signatories including Peter Gabriel, Naomi Klein and Boots Riley condemn attempts in Germany to impose political conditions on artists who support Palestinian rights


02, Jul, 2019 @4:44 PM

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Kanye West slavery comments spark backlash: 'He's putting targets on our backs'
Black cultural figures from Ava DuVernay to Will.i.am and Spike Lee have condemned Kanye West for saying ‘slavery for 400 years ... that sounds like a choice’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, May, 2018 @3:18 PM

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Elton John will help curate new vinyl subscription service
Experience Vinyl will send subscribers the favourite albums of its star curators, including Quincy Jones and Talib Kweli

Guardian music

09, Feb, 2017 @10:45 AM

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Tom Morello and Talib Kweli protest against TPP as fellow stars stay quiet
Musicians target trade with Rock Against the TPP tour as experts say today’s artists often turn to tweets, not tunes, to make political statements

Mazin Sidahmed

01, Aug, 2016 @7:05 PM

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Gil Scott-Heron: the revolution lives on
Political activist, rap pioneer and poet Gil Scott-Heron shaped the sound of today. His friends and famous fans on why he still matters

Paul Lester

26, Aug, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Potus playlist: Barack Obama shares his favorite summer tracks on Spotify
The US president freshens America’s musical palate with a survey of tried-and-true classics and discoverable new artists ranging from soul to rock to jazz

Maura Johnston

14, Aug, 2015 @8:43 PM

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‘We are Michael Brown’s family’: how rap and R&B stars responded to the Ferguson protest
The demonstrations in the US over the decision not to charge the police officer who killed Michael Brown have given new focus to hip-hop’s political voices

Lanre Bakare

27, Nov, 2014 @3:20 PM

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Vinyl Cut: Talib Kweli goes record shopping with the Guardian

In the first of a new series, the Guardian took rapper Talib Kweli record shopping at Rough Trade's New York store. Kweli, whose hip-hop breakthrough came via his partnership with Mos Def as Black Star, tells how his interest in music stemmed from 1950s rock'n'roll, Motown and jazz. Gil Scott-Heron and Little Dragon were part of an eclectic selection

Mae Ryan and Rebecca Nicholson

03, Jul, 2014 @1:00 PM

Lowkey, Logic and a new wave of political British hip-hop MCs

Touring the UK with Talib Kweli are representatives of a new breed of homegrown, politically engaged rapper

Omar Shahid

19, Mar, 2012 @3:32 PM

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Black Star announce second album
Hip-hop duo featuring Mos Def and Talib Kweli to release first LP in 13 years, a mixtape inspired by Aretha Franklin

Sean Michaels

28, Nov, 2011 @12:04 PM

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