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Talib Kweli Reveals How He and Yasiin Bey First Met on 'Desus & Mero'

Talib Kweli Reveals How He and Yasiin Bey First Met on 'Desus & Mero'

The BK MC recalls Black Star origins, how Dave Chappelle’s historic SNL moment came together, and the astounding foresight of Kanye West.

With a new album on the way, Talib Kweli is officially on his Radio Silence press run, and it’s already far from silent.

READ: Talib Kweli Reveals Radio Silence Track List ft. Anderson .Paak, Jay Electronica and More

First stop: getting spicy with the illustrious Desus & MeroDiehard New York hip-hop fans that they are, the VICELAND duo pried at Kweli’s golden era recollections, opening up about Black Star origins, how he and aspiring-actor-at-the-time, Yasiin Bey, first met in Washington Square Park (Kweli freestyling, Bey handing out fucking hamburgers to other MCs) his misunderstood relationship with Jay-Z, how Kanye and Bey hopped onto the “Get By” remix (originally meant to be just Hov,) and how we flipped a random Jay Electronica encounter into a rare guest verse on his new album.

READ: Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey are Performing Three Halloween Shows as Black Star

Talib Kweli’s Radio Silence is out November 17th, featuring appearances from Anderson .Paak, Kaytranada, Alchemist, the aforementioned rap-game recluse and more. Hit the link below to pre-order your copy ahead of its official release and scroll on to peep the remaining dates on Kweli’s tour schedule, featuring a trio of west coast dates with Yasiin as Black Star.

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Tour Dates:
10/26/2017 – DJ TALIB KWELI – BROOKLYN NY @ BROOKLYN BOWL
10/28/2017 – DJ TALIB KWELI – CINCINNATI OHIO @ REVEL OTR URBAN WINERY
10/29/2017 – BLACK STAR – YASIIN BEY & TALIB KWELI – SANTS ANA CA @ THE OBSERVATORY
10/30/2017 – BLACK STAR – YASIIN BEY & TALIB KWELI – LOS ANGELES CA @ THE NOVO
10/31/2017 – BLACK STAR – YASIIN BEY & TALIB KWELI – SAN DIEGO CA @ THE OBSERVATORY
11/01/2017 – TALIB KWELI – NASHVILLE TN @ CITY WINERY
11/03/2017 – TALIB KWELI – ATLANTA GA @ CITY WINERY
11/05/2017 – TALIB KWELI – NEW YORK NEW YORK @ CARNEGIE HALL
11/09/2017 – TALIB KWELI & BAND – NY NY @ THE BLUE NOTE
11/10/2017 – TALIB KWELI & BAND – NY NY @ THE BLUE NOTE
11/11/2017 – TALIB KWELI & BAND – NY NY @ THE BLUE NOTE
12/08/2017 – TALIB KWELI WITH THE SOUL REBELS – NEW ORLEANS LA @ JOY THEATRE
01/05/2018 – TALIB KWELI – BOSTON MA @ CITY WINERY
01/25/2018 – TALIB KWELI & BAND – NY NY @ THE BLUE NOTE
01/26/2018 – TALIB KWELI & BAND – NY NY @ THE BLUE NOTE
01/27/2018 – TALIB KWELI & BAND – NY NY @ THE BLUE NOTE
01/28/2018 – TALIB KWELI & BAND – NY NY @ THE BLUE NOTE


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