Red Hook Park, Brooklyn
For over 15 years, Talib Kweli has been a king of New York hip-hop who has an expansive international audience.
Kweli’s work with Mos Def on the famed album, Black Star still stands as one of hip-hop’s premier collaborations and was instantly hailed by critics upon its release. Regarded as a virtuoso performer that continues to wow audiences and critics alike, Kweli has performed all over the world, offering fans his unique rhyming style. Famous for his collaborations with artists as diverse as Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Norah Jones and many more, Kweli has had a career filled with success and innovation. To many, it comes as no surprise that both Jay-Z and 50 Cent, at the height of their stardom, both counted Kweli among their favorite rappers.