Talib Kweli’s next record, due next year, is called Prisoner of Conscious, and our first taste of it is “Distractions.” Kweli might play on his constant labeling as a “conscious rapper” with his latest album’s title, but on “Distractions” he remains, like always, politically minded, riding a simple, catchy beat and delivering effortless, rhythmic verses about the importance of passion in life and art.
Kweli’s talent is really unignorable here – his flow is so deft, smart, and unique, you’ll want to listen a couple times. The video fits perfectly – it’s a montage of images of Kweli and other protesters attending an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. Check it out.
TALIB KWELI – "Distractions"