Time Interviews Talib Kweli on the Burdens of Being Hip-Hop’s Outspoken Conscience

Time.com has an interview with Talib Kweli focusing on his upcoming album, Prisoner of Conscious.   It’s an interesting read, particularly because Kweli appears to yearn for a little more grit.

While Kweli has no problem sticking up for what he believes in, he balks at being pigeonholed in the “conscious rap” genre. It’s not that he wants to align himself with the misogyny or homophobia that is rampant in much of mainstream hip-hop, it’s that his skill as an artist is frequently overshadowed by his message.

via Talib Kweli on the Burdens of Being Hip-Hop’s Outspoken Conscience | TIME.com.

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