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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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Talib Kweli Addresses the Illuminati on ‘The Wormhole’

Hip-hop's relationship with the Illuminati is a funny thing. Through the power of message boards, awfully-produced YouTube conspiracy videos or pictures of rappers with apparent triangles in them, an army of radical idiots have made themselves loud enough to warrant a short but necessary "shut the hell up." Talib Kweli happily takes on that duty on his new single, 'The Wormhole.'

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Underground Kings: O.G. Division – Round 2

Hip-hop wouldn't be what it is today without these artists who've been holding it down independently for years. Every one a trailblazer in their own right, these O.G.s showed the new generation how

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Too Short vs. Talib Kweli – Underground Kings, Round 1

Who’s better? "Shorty the Pimp" or the "Prisoner of Conscious"?

Too Short started his career selling tapes out of the trunk of a car and now, after millions of records sold and a long relationship with Jive Records, he’s back on the indie grind with his Dangerous Music label. Ask Kid Cudi, Jay Z or any of the countless artists he's done feat

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