With no advance warning, Talib Kweli has just released a brand new album’s worth of rarities, B-sides and never-before-heard material. Dubbed Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides Vol. 1, the twelve track LP includes features from Common, Killer Mike, Kanye West, Consequence, Yasiin Bey and more. Production credits on the album include Hi Tek, Kanye West, DJ Quik and Dave West, and according to an Instagram post from Kweli himself, the songs are ones that have been kept in storage, finished for various projects but unreleased until today.
Especially in Train of Thought is a new unreleased Black Star cut, “Bright as Stars.” The LP can now be purchased online via Kweli’s website. Read Train of Thought‘s full tracklist and features below.
Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides Vol. 1
1. Space (produced by Dave West) (3:49)
2. 2000 Seasons (prod. by Hi Tek) (4:13)
3. Bright As The Stars – Black Star (prod. by Ayatollah) (4:33)
4. Wack Niggaz feat. Common, Kanye West & Consequence (prod. by Kanye West) (3:52)
5. Boomerang- featuring NIKO IS, K’Valentine & Cory Mo (prod. by Cory Mo ( 3:20)
6. Ocean Song feat. Mela Machinko (prod. by Rahki) (3:42)
7. 7:30 feat. RES (prod. by DJ Quik) (4:06)
8. Fortfied Live feat. Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) & Mr. Man (prod. by Hi Tek) (4:36)
9. Tryin To Breathe feat. Killer Mike (prod. by Midi Mafia) (3:41)
10. Distractions (prod. by Oh No) (3:54)