Talib Kweli


Talib Kweli Greene is an American rapper who performs under the name Talib Kweli. His first name in Arabic means "student" or "seeker" (طالب); his middle name in Swahili means "true". Kweli gained prominent recognition through Black Star, a collaboration with fellow MC Mos Def.… Read More

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1975 Birth Born on October 3, 1975.


1995 19 Years Old Kweli made his underground debut in 1995, with featured five appearances on Doom, an album by Cincinnati, Ohio group Mood (Main Flow, Donte, Jahson). … Read More


1998 - 2002 5 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
His first name, Talib (طالب), in Arabic means "student" or "seeker"; his middle name in Swahili means "true". Talib Kweli married DJ Eque on May 9, 2009 in Bel Air, California. … Read More
2010 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Talib 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, Talib 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, with first-week sales of 10,000 copies in the United States. … Read More
2014 38 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 19, 2014, Talib Kweli traveled to Ferguson, Missouri to join the community in protesting the shooting of Michael Brown.
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