Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Talib Kweli – Gutter Rainbows (2011)

Remaining one of the most proficient lyrical social commentators, Kweli’s lyrics evoke much emotion and genuine care, which makes every verse (in which he addresses issues) the more convincing. Whilst an abundance of past and present emcees have donned the conscious thinking cap, Kweli today still remains one of the best. It’s his skill to marry thoughtful stories with his gift with words, which creates epic records, such as ‘Tater Tots’ playing the role of an ex-soldier disillusioned with life after the army. Production is handled by an array of talented (and somewhat slept-on) beatmakers, yet they all manage to arrange some of the hardest, emotive and true to the vintage sounds of Hip Hop.
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