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Watch Talib Kweli's video for "Upper Echelon"

Talib Kweli - "Upper Echelon" [Official Video]

Talib Kweli in a video still from his "Upper Echelon" video

Brainiac dum-dum Talib Kweli busts the scientificals in his new video for the Harry Fraud-produced banger “Upper Echelon” which premiered on MTV2 last night. Been waiting for this one to touch down ever since Kweli debuted a live teaser in NY back in October–the beat sounds like Swizz Beatz meets Masta Ace meets Truckzilla and Kweli matches it beat for beat with the kind of bars you’re more likely to yell in a sweaty club than dissect on the OKP community boards (for instance). Fredo Tovar‘s video puts it all together like puzzle pieces with quick cuts between set pieces, dime pieces and shots of Kweli’s unparalleled stage show (look for the Yasiin cameo). For extra lolz, pay close attention to the running close captioning that accompanies the lyrical flow in twitterspeak (no auto-correct) and take a drink for every innovative spelling of the word ‘echelon’.  Kweli’s super-anticipated LP Prisoner of Conscious is now slated to drop April 23rd, so keep scanning the horizon…

props to MTV


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