Talib Kweli Recruits Anderson .Paak for New Song ‘Traveling Light’
"I stick to my convictions like I've been indicted."
That's just one of the standout lines in Talib Kweli's new single "Traveling Light," featuring Anderson .Paak. The cut is off the Brooklyn rapper's new album Radio Silence, which comes out Friday (Nov. 17).
Produced by Kaytranada, "Traveling Light" is the second time Kwa and Anderson have connected for a song, the first being "The Dreamer" from the Cali crooner's Malibu album.
Zane Lowe premiered the new cut on his Beats 1 show, where Kweli called Paak an "old soul." He also said the singer reminds him of a certain Atlanta rap legend.
"Anderson reminds me of when I first heard Cee-Lo Green," said the New York native. "You know, when you first heard Cee-Lo Green, you think you’re listening to a 60-year old black man who’s weathered and wrinkled, like he’s lived some experiences."
So far the Black Star member has released two singles from his "Radio Silence" project, "She's My Hero," a song about Bresha Meadows, the abused Ohio teen who shot her father. He also dropped the Rick Ross and Yummy Bingham-assisted "Heads Up, Eyes Open" and shared a thought-provoking video for it.
In addition to that, Kweli linked with Blu on the lyrical gem "Fight Night," off the Canadian production team Beatnick & K Sallam's album Bluest Flame.
As far as the Radio Silence LP, some of the features include Jay Electronica, Waka Flocka, BJ the Chicago Kid, Bilal and Robert Glasper.
You can listen to a snippet of the new "Traveling Light " single below.