Talib Kweli

  • Talib Kweli

    1 NIKO IS, BRUTUS (Javotti Media) Born in Rio but raised in Florida, NIKO IS is the most exciting MC I’ve heard in a long time. He dropped a brilliant and sonically diverse debut album this year.

    2 KENDRICK LAMAR, TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope) Kendrick returned to the industry, new dreads tucked under a nondescript cap, with an unapologetically black piece of hip-hop perfection.

    3 RUN THE JEWELS, RUN THE JEWELS 2 (Mass Appeal) I love what the partnership of Killer Mike and El-P does for music, for race relations, for knowledge, and for rachetness. Any album that boasts