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Talib Kweli

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Jurassic 5 - Marquee Theatre - 7/19/2014

    If having a packed house from start to finish is the benchmark for a great show, then Dilated Peoples and Jurassic 5 had a great one July 19. The Marquee Theatre was full of hip-hop heads throughout the evening, from M.C. Supernatural's opening freestyles all the way through J5's encore. Many nota ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Listen to Z-Trip's Takeover of BBC Radio 1Xtra

    Call us huge nerds for making such a comparison, but local superstar DJ export Z-Trip has a few things in common with Doctor Who. Stick with us on this one for a moment. Both, for instance, scamper through the annals of history in pursuit of their raison d'être via equipment that's a bit on the obs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    The Best Phoenix Music Venues of 2013

    It seems like one has closed every month, lately--Hollywood Alley, Martini Ranch, Rocky Point Cantina--but the Valley is still blessed with enough music venues to make selecting some for each year's Best of Phoenix a little nerve-wracking. In any case, we did it. Here are the music venues that pic ... More >>

  • Music

    March 21, 2013
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    February 1, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Music

    January 31, 2013
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    January 21, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Phoenix

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2012

    Sound Wave Music Festival/Red Bull Thre3style Massive at Big Surf, 9/29/12

    Sound Wave Music Festival & Red Bull Thre3style Massive: Calvin Harris, Z-Trip, Switch, Adventure Club, Crizzly, and Others at Big Surf | 9/29/12 The third time was most definitely the charm for the Sound Wave Music Festival. The inaugural edition of the electronic dance music massive back in April ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    The 10 Greatest White Rappers

    See also: EL-P's Dystopian Hip-Hop is No Sci-Fi Fantasy See also: Asher Roth Is Bro Rap Incarnate, but Don't Hold It Against Him See also: Action Bronson @ Club Red See also: Ten Awesome Mixtapes To Download Right Now (NSFW) What are the first names to come to mind when we say "white rapper?" Vani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Local DJ/Producer El-Jay Beats to Share The Stage with Ghostface Killah

    See also: Phife Dawg at Club Red, 6/22/12 See also: Talib Kweli, Club Red, 7/21/12 See also: Elzhi and RoQ'y TyRaid, Chasers Bar & Night Club, 8/1/12 It's been a good time for Valley hip-hop fans lately. Over the last few weeks major rap players like Phife Dawg, Talib Kweli, and Elzhi have been al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2012

    Talib Kweli, Club Red, 7/21/12

    Talib Kweli Club Red Saturday, July 21 There is only one word to properly describe Talib Kweli's performance at Club Red in Tempe: endurance. Those who crammed into the club had to handle less than ideal weather conditions, soaring humidity in the venue, and ongoing technical difficulties.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Music

    July 19, 2012
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    July 14, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Win Tickets to Talib Kweli's "Prisoner of Conscious" Show at Club Red

    Talib Kweli doesn't seem to like downtime. Last year he released the celebrated Gutter Rainbows, and Idle Worship, a nu-soul collaboration with singer-songwriter Res, teamed with Yaslin Bay (his partner in Black Star) for the Colbert Report, and took to the streets for Occupy Wall Street. It's dif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Sean Paul, Talib Kweli, Ravi Shankar

    Back in the early 2000s, Sean Paul's dutty rock dominated the airwaves and party playlists all over the world. Sean Paul is making somewhat of a comeback with a new album that nobody knew was released this year. We'll see if the tracks on Tomahawk Technique are good enough to still make people drop ... More >>

  • Music

    January 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    This Has Been a Good Week For Black Star Fans

    ​It's been a really great week for Black Star fans -- and I'm one of them. Black Star, the 1998 collaboration between Mos Def and Talib Kweli is one of my favorite hip-hop albums. The duo performed "Fix Up," produced by the nearly always awesome Madlib, on The Colbert Report, on Wednesday, October ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011
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    April 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Billie Maxwell, Aaron Lewis, Arcade Fire, Talib Kweli and More in This Week's Issue

    Billie Maxwell and her family band.​Sarah Ventre went in search of the story of the oldest record ever made by an Arizona artist in this week's issue. Those records were made by original cowgirl singer Billie Maxwell and her humble family band from Eastern Arizona in the 1920s.To do that, Sarah sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    April 7 In Blogs: Richard Chrisman, Steampunk, Rachel Austin, El Chorro Lodge, and Boring Proms

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Incoming: Arcade Fire, Talib Kweli, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monáe, John Vanderslice, Loudness

    Loudness​There's lots of big name acts in this week's just announced shows as the always-busy spring slate of shows are finally being announced. The huge Arcade Fire show was gleefully announced last Friday by Martin Cizmar, so I really need not write about the recent Album of the Year Grammy winn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Tempe's Super Stereo Getting Lots of Love on MTV.com

    Tempe electro-pop act Super Stereo is scoring tons of views over at MTV.com. As of today, their video for "Life Passed me By" is the highest rated on the site, as well as at the top of the "most commented" catergory and second on the "most shared." The video has 12,000 views in three days and is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2010

    Curren$y at Clubhouse Music Venue Last Night

    "I'll kick anyone out smoking reggie." Those were Curren$y's first words to the audience at the Clubhouse Music Venue on the eventful last stop for the Smoker's Club Tour. The crowd -- mostly flat-brimmed baseball cap clad guys in their early 20s -- received the threat warmly. A few minutes later t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    What's Selling: Revolver Records

    Ratatat's LP4​Revolver Records is often known for having some of the more unconventional lists for their ten best selling records of the week. (Once, their #1 slot was occupied by recordings of street music from an outdoor market in Morocco.)This week, indie cool takes over, with Ratatat on top, T ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010
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    May 23, 2010

    Talib Kweli Promotes May 29 Anti-SB1070 March, Art Show in New Video

    Kweli promotes the big May 29 march in this YouTube shortBrooklyn emcee Talib Kweli, one of the most respected names in hip-hop, known for his collaborations with fellow master of the mic Mos Def in Black Star, has done a video for AltoArizona.com endorsing the massive march to the state Capitol com ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2010
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    January 6, 2010

    Russell Brand and Katy Perry Gettin' Hitched

    Russell Brand and Katy Perry in front of the Taj Mahal, evidently constructed by Brand.​Does anyone else find this to be a "What the fuck?!?" moment? I was surprised that they were dating, and now just four months later, they're engaged. The most sickening part: The picture you are viewing was p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Q-Tip's Do-Over Kills Momentum at Marquee

    By Martin Cizmar Q-Tip is a perfectionist. Or so he said Monday night as he derailed his show one song in, taking a five-minute interlude to adjust the sound. “Any of ya’ll bloggers out there? Any bloggers?” he asked. “So when you blog about this, just be a little gracious. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Monster Commutes, Miniature Tigers, Common and Earth Dance 2008

    Earth Dance 2008 Despite a last minute location change, Earth Dance 2008 blasted DJ-spun, raving goodness till early Sunday morning on September 13 and 14. Read: about Earth Dance 2008. See: a slideshow of photos from Earth Dance 2008. Common at the Marquee Theater Common is about as close to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2008
  • Music

    December 20, 2007

    Lupe Fiasco

    Lupe Fiasco's The Cool
    (Atlantic)

  • Music

    November 22, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 8, 2007

    Phoenix Becomes Hip-Hop Central (for a weekend)

    Due to some alien interference with the blog-ware that I use to compose these missives, I didn't get to holla at y'all yesterday; then again, I was enjoying perusing what the upcoming weekend has in store for me. This weekend marks a high point for Phoenix — Money Management XL (a hip-hop man ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    March 30, 2006

    Spray-On Soul

    Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti 's early years

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Dilated Peoples

    Thank you for not Pea-ing

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2005
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    November 3, 2005
  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Mixing It Up

    Variety is the spice of Coachella

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    Zion I

    True & Livin'
    (Live Up)

  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    Dead Prez

    RBG: Revolutionary But Gangsta (Sony/Columbia)

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Fade to Black

    Jay-Z returns with The Black Album - and renewed disdain for the hip-hop game

  • Music

    April 3, 2003

    Park Rager

    Linkin Park's newest album would suck without help from a Valley native

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Talib Kweli/Jay-Z

    Quality (MCA/Rawkus)

    The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse (Rocafella/Island Def Jam)

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Hi-Tek

    Hi-Teknology (Rawkus)

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Open to All

    Black Eyed Peas hope they're luckier in 2001 than they were last year

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Black Stars

    Talib Kweli offers his reflections on the state of hip-hop, Levi's, and the role of MCs in the African-American community

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