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Talib Kweli & DMC Join Forces to Revisit Run-DMC Hits With Soulive [EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS]

Soulive are known for their funk and jazz sounds but Thursday night (March 20), the Woodstock, N.Y., trio invited hip-hop staples DMC and Talib Kweli to grace the stage at Brooklyn's own Brooklyn Bowl to take everyone on a trip down memory lane.

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DMC, Talib Kweli, George Porter Jr. to Headline Bowlive V Fest

Rapppers DMC and Talib Kweli and jazz guitarist George Porter, Jr. of the Meters will hit the Brooklyn Bowl stage for an eight-night series of hip-hop, soul and funk music for this year's Bowlive V fest.

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Watch Talib Kweli Perform ‘Turnt Up’ With a Live Band [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

Don't think "conscious" rappers can turn up? Well, Talib Kweli's here to prove you wrong. 'Turnt Up' is a tribute to Eric B. & Rakim's money-making jam 'Paid in Full.' Despite its admittedly unfortunate title, 'Turnt Up' is a light-hearted song about getting fly, going out, and having fun. Later for all of the soapboxing and soap operas. Turn up!

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Watch Talib Kweli Cover the Stooges’ ‘Search and Destroy’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

When Run of Run-D.M.C. proclaimed himself the “King of Rock” back in the days, he made a bold statement. Now, decades later, rap has arguably usurped rock as the most popular sub-genre of pop music -- but that doesn’t mean that hip-hop heads don’t have anything common with their head-banging counterparts.

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Watch Talib Kweli Perform ‘Get By’ With a Live Band [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

Few artists can say that they wrote a hit song and even fewer can say that they created a bona fide anthem. Talib Kweli’s got both of those bases covered with ‘Get By,’ a motivational soundtrack to the lives of strugglers and strivers the world over.

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Talib Kweli Talks Artistry, Influences and His Start as an MC [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Talib Kweli isn’t just one of hip-hop’s premiere lyricists (just ask Jay Z), he might just be the hardest working MC in the game. Not only does he do nearly 300 shows a calendar year, he also lives up to his “MCEO” title by running his own independent label, J

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46: Stars React on Twitter

The thespian community is mourning over the loss of beloved actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 46-year-old film star was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday (Feb. 2), according to ScreenCrush.

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Talib Kweli Partners With Elizhi and Phonte for ‘No Competition’

Rappers Talib Kweli, Elzhi and Phonte form like Voltron and give you hard-hitting bars on 'No Competition,' a track from the upcoming mixtape, 'Jamla Is the Squad.'

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Talib Kweli Teams Up With the Underachievers for ‘New Leaders’

Talib Kweli teams up with rap newcomers the Underachievers to release a progressive track called 'New Leaders.' Produced by Statik Selektah, the song appears on Kweli’s independent album, 'Gravitas,' due Dec. 15.

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Talib Kweli Unveils ‘Gravitas’ Cover Art, Tracklist

Rapper Talib Kweli is on his independent grind and is planning to release his sixth album, 'Gravitas,' on Dec. 15. The collection is the follow-up to his previous effort, 'Prisoner of Conscious,' which he debuted in May.

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