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Talib Kweli Shares Propulsive New Single “Traveling Light” ft. Anderson .Paak and Kaytranada

“I got the legendary Gmail.”

Days out from the release of his eighth studio album, Talib Kweli is making the requisite press run, adding a new detail to the star-studded Radio Silence project with every stop.

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

Today he joined Zane Lowe on Beats 1 to premiere the latest single from the album, “Traveling Light,” featuring Anderson .Paak and a production from Kaytranada. In the accompanying discussion, Kweli reveals just how he met the “Lite Weight” collaborators, and how he’s basically been stockpiling unreleased beats from Madlib and the late J Dilla in his inbox for years on end. Before he gets there, Kweli recounts meeting President Obama in the White House and his eternal reverence for the man over his former position.

WATCH: Talib Kweli Performs “Get By” with Flea at Carnegie Hall

Watch Talib Kweli discuss his new album and first meeting Anderson .Paak and Kaytranada above. Hear the new collaboration “Traveling Light” along with the full interview below. Pre-order your copy of Radio Silence on iTunes ahead of this Friday’s official release and scroll on for Kweli’s full winter touring itinerary.

Tour Dates:
11/16/2017 @ Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY (Album Release Party)
11/18/2017 @ State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
12/08/2017 @ Joy Theatre – New Orleans, LA
01/05/2018 @ City Winery – Boston, MA
01/06/2018 @ City Winery – Chicago, IL
01/25/2018 @ The Blue Note – New York, NY
01/26/2018 @ The Blue Note – New York, NY
01/27/2018 @ The Blue Note – New York, NY
01/28/2018 @ The Blue Note – New York, NY

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