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Have you ever heard the term "Brooklanta.
Fans always demand their artists represent to the fullest even though there's little fanfare to be had.
Never one to skim out on the powers of universal mind control, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/talib-kweli">Talib Kweli</a> is getting a jumpstart on his run at Twenty Twelve dominance with "Distractions," the first official peek at his new album, Prisoners Of Conscious.
A little positivity for a Monday, courtesy of YouTube power player and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNuIg3P9Ya4">AMA New Media award winner</a> DeStorm and assistance by Talib Kweli for the song and video of "Finally Free.
So often way too much attention is paid to the crap "musicians" YouTube has given birth to (I'm looking at you, Rebecca Black), so we here at UPROXX like to remind you every now and then that there are some outrageously talented people are using the medium to circumvent the entertainment industry's traditional old guard to turn themselves into genuine stars.
This might be one of the better things cancer has ever produced.
If you're one of the many bummed out that Black Star -- the hip-hop duo of Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def -- cancelled the remaining dates on their U.
Black Star's reunited, at least for the time being, and doing a small tour run that has them hitting House Of Blues locations around the country.
Kweli made sure to draw his line in the sand EARLY in the year so his album would have the most shelf life in digital stores.
With the exception of maybe Guster -- the band that <a href="http://blog.vh1.com/2011-07-26/guster-to-debut-new-songs-tonight-exclusively-on-turntable-fm/">exclusively debuted their new album on the site</a> -- you'd be hard-pressed to find an artist who has embraced the <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2011/06/all-the-cool-kids-are-doing-the-turntable-fm-thing-but-maybe-not-for-long/">insanely addictive Turntable.fm</a> more than Talib Kweli.
The 9th Wonder of the world has recently <a href="http://www.thesermonsdomain.com/2011/08/08/preach-on-sermon-wonder-the-throne/">been taking heat</a> for his opinions regarding Watch The Throne's quality but come September 27th, 2011, the producer will have the opportunity to prove he can do much better.
After educating the masses with his unauthorized biographies and dropping off a random track every blue moon, Shaun is finally dropping off his full length project Waiting Room.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/mac-miller">Mac's</a> living an above average life and usually cares himself as one of the rap's most carefree guys.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=193265"> After spending years on the West Coast underground circuit, Strong Arm Steady broke through in 2007 with their debut studio album Deep Hearted. It was also during this time that my musical taste, that once bumped nothing but Top 40, had begun its transformation towards the present. Our two colliding paths met in the form of “One Step,” the signature song from the collection and one of the essential Steady Gang records. It was sort of a compromise between the two worlds, as I was beginning to scratch the surface of the underground and they were recently emerging from being a local act. The track itself had almost everything a radio station would consider desirable and just about nothing that a hardcore S.A.S. fan would have expected to hear from them. Catchy, melodic hook? Simple, easily repeatable verses? Soft, silky-smooth beat? Check on all accounts. Unfortunately, the fact that the joint had meaningful lyrics automatically took it out of radio contention. Their standards are just too damn high! This one was gift-wrapped for the airwaves, but for whatever reason it just didn’t catch on. Maybe it was because the track was about living a righteous life and stopping the violence, not popping Patron or Nuvo. Possibly it was because playing a song by this relatively unknown group would have risked hurting their ratings. Or perhaps the DJs themselves hadn’t even heard the record. Realistically, the song's failure to latch on was probably some combination of the three and it just goes to show that once again the popular way is not always the best way. Because while most of my G-Unit wearing peers were tuned in to The Bay's WILD 94.9 rolling out of school to “This Is Why I’m Hot,” there were still those niches of low-profile heads digging through the crates for something deeper. Strong Arm Steady Feat. Talib Kweli - "One Step" (Prod. by Blaqtoven) Previously: <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=192083">Day 17 – A Song That You Hear Often On The Radio</a>.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=190484"> A "Hip-Hop breeding ground" isn't necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Portland, Oregon. The Pacific Northwest city is more synonymous with Nike and Trail Blazer basketball than a lyricist's haven. However, Portland underground collective <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/animal-farm">Animal Farm</a> team with an industry mainstay, BKNY's <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/talib-kweli">Talib Kweli</a>, to craft "Test of Time," their single off their upcoming May 17 release, Culture Shock.
<a href="http://talibcinco.eventbrite.com/"> Quick reminder for any and all in the 615 area. Hip-Hop will be in the building tomorrow at the Cannery. Come drink and be merry while live music plays in the 'Ville. For your listening pleasure, we bring back <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=186429">the Talib Mini-Mix</a> to help get everyone in the right frame of mind.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/coming-attractions-talib-kweli-live-in-nashville"> Before any upcoming show, I usually immerse myself in the slated performer's catalog. Right now, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/talib-kweli">Talib's</a> the flavor of the month since the Gutter Rainbows tour comes to the 'Ville on Cinco de Mayo.
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<a href="http://talibcinco.eventbrite.com/"> Cinco de Mayo madness of the Hip-Hop type as Blacksmith emcee <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/talib-kweli">Talib Kweli</a> brings his Gutter Rainbows tour to Nashville.