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Watch Amy Schumer Rap ‘Get Em High’ With Talib Kweli in Chicago

Comedian and Trainwreck star Amy Schumer joined rapper Talib Kweli onstage at their joint show (at Constellation) in Chicago last night for a performance of the…
Brennan Carley / August 26, 2015

Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli, Mastodon, More To Appear On ‘Game of Thrones’ Mixtape

Before the most recent season of Game of Thrones, HBO put together a compilation of rap tracks themed after the show called Catch the Throne.
Colin Joyce / March 7, 2015

Talib Kweli Tells CNN’s Don Lemon How to Do His Job in Ferguson

Talib Kweli's known for being one of hip-hop's strongest wordsmiths not just because of his lyrical wit but also his political, cultural, and social —…
Colin Stutz / August 21, 2014

J. Cole Murders Miguel in ‘Power Trip’ Video, Talib Kweli Steals His Mojo for ‘Come Here’

Back in February we shared "Power Trip," a J. Cole song about obsession that features a clutch assist from Alt-R&B king Miguel. The track hails…
Chris Martins / April 9, 2013

Prince Will Let Other People Perform His Music at Carnegie Hall Concert for Charity

The Roots, Talib Kweli, Living Colour, and more will pay tribute to Prince for an annual benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on March 7, the New York…
Kyle McGovern / January 4, 2013

Labor Day Brings New Music From Lil Wayne and Gunplay (But Not Missy Elliott)

"You lazy bitches is fucking up the economy," Nicki Minaj raps over Kanye West's menacing "Mercy" keyboard plinks on a track from Lil Wayne's new…
Marc Hogan / September 4, 2012

Talib Kweli, ‘Gutter Rainbows’ (Javotti Media/3D)

Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli has a talent for summing up ambitious concepts in powerfully concise phrases, whether it's 2004's The Beautiful Struggle or 2007's Eardrum.
Mosi Reeves / January 25, 2011

New Albums: Iron & Wine, Wanda Jackson + 19 More!

Here's our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores today:…
SPIN Staff / January 25, 2011

Watch It: Talib Kweli’s Apocalyptic Video

On Talib Kweli's new album Gutter Rainbows, the brainy rapper says he got big inspiration from Holden Caulfield, the angst-ridden anti-hero from J.D. Salinger's The…
Kevin O'Donnell / January 24, 2011

FREE DOWNLOAD: Talib Kweli on New Music & More

Whether it's his collaboration with partner Mos Def on 1998's Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star, one of the most influential rap records…
Peter Gaston / January 20, 2011

Preview: Five Hot Sundance Music Documentaries

Film buffs and industry veterans flock to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, each year to get a glimpse of the next Quentin…
Kevin O'Donnell / January 19, 2011

Snoop Dogg’s New Protege: Buzz Aldrin!?!

Rapper Snoop Dogg knows how to get high. But neither he nor any of his usual collaborators have been higher than his new partner-in-rhyme.
Melissa Goldstein / June 24, 2009

Mos Def and Talib Kweli Reunite as Black Star

When are reunion shows not just about a nostalgic dollar day? When the music and message still have the same vibrant snap of relevance that…
Charles Aaron / June 1, 2009

Nas Unveils Summer Tour

Who? Born Nasir Jones, Queensbridge, New York's hip-hop maven Nas -- a recent Spin interviewee and Artist of the Day subject -- is best known…
Larry Fitzmaurice / July 15, 2008