Talib Kweli at Islington Assembly Hall
Soundcrash presents a very special and rare night of classic hip hop from the legendary lyrical genius...
+ Speech Debelle
+ Darrelle Cole
Talib Kweli heads to London for a special show at the Assembly Hall this December. Don't miss out on seeing a true lyrical genius perform an inspirational show crammed with unmissable talent!
"He'll ride over any beat with rapidly delivered, syllable heavy verses crammed with imagery-rich similes and thought provoking couplets"
Talib Kweli needs no introduction in the world of hip hop. As a true veteran of the genre, with a career that spans over 2 decades, Kweli is sure to provide a truly memorable show. The Brooklyn born MC, label boss and social activist has worked with, and is admired by, an endless list of hip hop's high and mighty such as Mos Def, MF DOOM, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Madlib just to name a few.
Forming the incredibly well respected Blackstar in the late 90’s with the almighty Mos Def they released their seminal, album, “Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star” in 1998. The huge success of this album confirmed Kweli’s place amongst the greats of hip hop. Alongside his work with Mos Def, his solo career has been incredibly successful. Releasing his critically acclaimed debut solo album “Quality” in 2002 on Rawkus Records Kweli was catapulted to musical fame. The album featured a young and unknown rapper who now goes by the name, Kanye West. Talib is an highly talented lyricist who has been consistently releasing thought-provoking and inspirational albums, as well as collaborations over the last 2 decades.
Alongside touring the world, managing own label “Blacksmith Records” and being a strong social activist, Kweli is still writing and creating music that his fans can connect and relate to.! Expect to hear a mixture of old classics and new music at this exciting performance.
Come and join us for a special rare performance from one of the greats, this will be a night to remember!
“Holds up as one of the genre’s greatest triumphs” FACT
“Talib Kweli is an artist who often embeds his rhymes with positive social and political messages” Crack Magazine
"a highly intelligent and searching examination of black culture, harking back to the classic era of rap epitomized by Public Enemy and KRS-One” Encyclopedia of Popular Music
“He definitely knows how to win the crowd over and it was a truly outstanding performance - he will be a legend that lives forever” Skiddle
“Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of instrumental” Ndigo Blog