‘Off The Record’ With Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli sits down with The Boombox for their Off The Record series and he shares a ton of gems and quotables so grab a notepad before pressing play. Employing a DJ versus a band, emceeing versus being a lyricist, finding challenge in artistry, the generation gap in rap and how his son’s birth led to the decision that music would indeed be his only hustle are some of the many topics touched in the clip. Below, watch and listen as the Black Star MC performs “Turnt Up” and the classic cut “Get By,” both with a backing band.

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