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Talib Kweli Talks Gravitas, Indy Releases & The Problem With Streaming On Sway In The Morning

Talib Kweli recently returned to the studios at Shade 45 to drop another handful of gems on Sway In The Morning. This go-round, he discussed independent releases – Gravitas included – and the trouble with streaming media; he argues that streaming platforms can essentially screw artists by encouraging consumers to avoid purchasing projects indefinitely – a move that subsequently helps to devalue the art that they work hard to produce. Kweli also fielded some calls from fans, discussed his growth as a songwriter and commented on Chris Brown‘s recent bi-polar diagnosis during Tracy G‘s Celebrity Wire segment.

Kweli’s visit to SiriusXM‘s Manhattan studio preceded an Okayplayer stop-through today with international phenom and champion of the decks, DJ Just Dizle. The show featured no shortage of wise-cracks as the crew talked shop, fielded calls and argued the effects of joking about controversial topics with comedian Chelsea Handler during an in-studio interview. DJ Just Dizle spun a heavy instrumental set during the breaks that proved the celebrated golden era producers will always have the glow. Check the footage below to watch Kweli’s full interview and freestyle on Sway In The Morning. Catch DJ Just Dizle and Sway on MTV‘s RapFix Live today with Rick Ross and DJ Khaled. Scroll down get a taste of DJ Just Dizle’s crazy instrumental mix on Sway In The Morning and follow him @justdizle on Twitter. Download the mix via SoundCloud. Purchase Kweli’s Gravitas LP via kweliclub.com. Stay tuned for more.

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  • DSJ80

    I really enjoy the Gravitas album.