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Talib Kweli is headed back on the road. The Brooklyn MC will promote his forthcoming album with the accompanying Prisoner of Conscious tour kicking-off next month at the Fete Music Ballroom, in Providence, R.I.

Kweli recently dropped the video for the album’s lead single “Distractions.” The Oh No-produced track runs along the lines of much of what we have grown to expect from the Black Star member, and serves as a precursor to the multifaceted tone of the project. His sixth solo effort also features appearances from some of the game’s most respected performers including Busta Rhymes RZA, Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar, and Melania Fiona.

No doubt, the 36-year-old has been heavy in the lab these days, releasing his We Run This, Vol 7 mixtape earlier this week, which includes the Ace Hood-assisted banger, “Let Em In.”

Be on the lookout for the Prisoner of Conscious tour beginning May 18, and the album, which is slated for a summer release.


Prisoner of Conscious Tour Date

Friday, May 18th – Providence, RI – Fete Music Ballroom

Monday, May 28th – New York, NY –  Le Poisson Rouge

Wednesday, May 30 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

Thursday, May 31 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

Friday, June 1 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy

Saturday, June 2 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig

Sunday, June 3 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue



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