Talib Kweli


Talib Kweli Greene, better known as Talib Kweli, is an American rapper. Kweli hails from Brooklyn, New York. His first name in Arabic means "student" or "seeker" (طالب); his middle name in Swahili means "true". Kweli first gained recognition through Black Star, a collaboration with fellow MC Mos Def.… Read More

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1975 Birth Born on October 3, 1975.


1996 - 2002 6 More Events
Kweli made a total of three performances on Chappelle's Show. He was the second musical guest on the show, which aired on January 29, 2003.
In February 2004, Kweli made an appearance on "Get 'Em High" off of Kanye West's widely successful debut album, The College Dropout.
2005 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Kweli had appeared in an episode also featuring Justin Timberlake, and Jimmy Fallon. … Read More


In 2006, Kweli signed a distribution deal with Warner Bros. … Read More
In 2007 Kweli signed acclaimed rapper Jean Grae and the group Strong Arm Steady to Blacksmith Records.
2008 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2008, Kweli was featured on MTV's TV show MADE as the coach of Colin Colt, a young man who wanted to be made into a rap star. … Read More
In February 2009 it was announced that Kweli would be featured in the graphic novel-turned-animated series Blokhedz on, voicing the lead part of the character Blak. … Read More
2010 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek released a second Reflection Eternal album titled Revolutions Per Minute on May 18, 2010. … Read More
In 2011, Kweli was featured on the soundtrack for the film You Got Served: Beat the World with the song, "Infinite Love." … Read More
2012 36 Years Old On October 1, 2012, Kweli spoke at a rally at city hall to urge the NYPD police to end their stop-and-frisk policy.
2013 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Upon its May 7, 2013 release Prisoner of Conscious was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics, and debuted at number 48 on the Billboard 200 chart. … Read More
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