It was an amazing night at New York City’s SOBs. Brooklyn’s own Talib Kweli graced the stage in front a sold out crowd.
1 day before the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Kweli’s dedicated his performance to the memories of Civil Rights activists such as Dr. Martin Luther King, and Gil Scott-Heron. Previously, Gil Scott-Heron had an annual celebration of Dr. King’s Birthday.
Backed by a live band, Kweli spit new material, as well as his older catalog. Your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper hit the stage with passion, every line crisply breaking through the ear canal. Hip Hop fanatics were engulfed in every line, bobbing their heads, and reciting every line verbatim.
Kweli rocked the house for about an hour, finally closing out the show with his smash single, “Get By”.
Before leaving, Kweli shared some of his earlier experiences from SOBs. “The first time I came here (S.O.B.’s), ever, was to see Gil Scott-Heron perform when I was fourteen years old. It’s a beautiful thing to continue on his tradition. The first time I performed here was Lyricist Lounge. Q-Tip was hosting. It was me and Rah Digga, as well as Young Zee.”
When asked about any new music, Kweli replied, “there’s a new album on the way, Javotti Media is the label. The title is Prisoner of Conscious. I’m looking for to what this year holds.”