Ever the prolific artist, Mr. Talib Kweli Greene revealed a precursor to this song in his Reflection Eternal Smoking Session.
TSS: Everybody seems to want your opinion on bullshit like the Illuminati, Kweli…
Talib Kweli: (Laughs!!!)
TSS: We at The Smoking Section would rather hear your take on what’s happening in Arizona.
Talib Kweli: It’s interesting that you mentioned that because we discussed possibly cancelling the shows but the more I thought about it, the more I figured it was more important for me to actually go and use the show to create more awareness. I don’t necessarily see how me cancelling a Talib Kweli/Hi-Tek show sends the message that I want it to send but we do have to acknowledge what’s going on. Because while that’s not apartheid right now, it’s a very slippery slope.
TSS: It was funny how you asked Senator John McCain where his papers were.
Talib Kweli: (Laughs) Yeah, I just tried to get enough people to retweet so he’d be forced to respond.
The pen is mightier than the sword and Kweli’s ink can break Cloud Strife’s weapon. By choosing to keep the tour on course and speaking out against Arizona’s SB 1070 Law in musical format, consider it a step in the right direction to highlighting the legislative inaccuracies found in the Senate’s bill. Inaccuracies meaning the entire document.