OKP Premiere: Talib Kweli Blazes Through A Live Set On Torae's 'The Tor Guide'
Talib Kweli is perhaps best known for his uncanny ability to pick up the mic on the spot and rock, no matter the circumstance. So when he sets up shop at Sirius XM to flex his finely-tuned grammar, we’re all eyes and ears. OKP is proud to premiere a full clip of Kweli performing “I Try”; “Go Hard” and “State Of Grace” live in session with a full band in tow on Torae‘s HipHopNation program. Accompanied by some of Def Jam’s finest house musicians (including bass-man extraordinaire Brady Watt) the crew went to work with Kweli sitting at the epicenter of the funk and acting as maestro for the day.
While the first two offerings serve as a bit of a reminder for newer heads, it’s the crowning jewel of this 3-song set that truly reveals the inner dynamo of churning inside this storied MC. “State Of Grace,” in all of its tender and delicate waviness, hits all the appropriate corners of your heart. Another fine offering from the BK MC and his band of tried and true (okay) players. You can watch Talib Kweli and the band go to work on Torae’s TorGuideSXM below, just be sure to keep it locked; Kweli never lays dormant for too long.