Who says a rapper can’t be productive while touring? Talib Kweli made good use of his time on the road with Macklemore and Big K.R.I.T. by shooting a visual for “Rare Portraits” from his Gravitas LP.
The Brooklyn-born lyricist adds some context to his career timeline and views on Hip-Hop, as he walks the halls of a random arena. Clips of a young Kweli and a host of other MCs fill the screen as he kicks lines like, “1989 was the number, the year that I started rhyming/ From Brooklyn to Staten Island them Decepticons was wildin’/ Music soothing but the imagery violent as bomb threats/ Therapy for the prison industrial complex.”
Big K.R.I.T. and more make cameo appearances in the clip.
Kweli’s Gravitas is currently available for purchase on #KweliClub as we speak, so do yourself a favor and support. Peep the video for “Rare Portraits” below, and give us your thoughts in the comments.