Talib Kweli Creates Golden Age of Hip-Hop Playlist

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If you’ve Never Been In Love with 1988, you will now.

As one half of the hip-hop duo Black Star, Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli definitely knows his music history. Having a successful career with collaborators and as a solo artist, he is internationally regarded as a legend in the hip-hop circles. In a recent talk with Billboard, Kweli speaks on the importance of the year 1988. “The best year in hip-hop can be debated, but for my money and experience, no year was better for hip-hop than 1988. The albums that came out in 1988 have stood the test of time to become classics. They are the blueprints for what great hip-hop would be for years to follow.” (Source: Billboard.com)

And catch Talib Kweli tonight at CONTROL inside the Avalon in Hollywood.


Marc Mangapit

Editor and freelance writer from Los Angeles. Pizza hunter and burger snob. He misses the old Kanye, the "I can't even go to the grocery store without some Ones that's clean and a shirt with a team" Kanye.

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