Talib Kweli has come a long way since his first appearance on Cincinnati group Mood’s first album, Doom. Little to the Brooklyn MC’s knowledge, his sessions with Mood would introduce him to Hi-Tek and the two would eventually become Reflection Eternal, one of Rawkus’ premier acts. As people say, the rest was history.
Kweli was one of the most productive members of the Rawkus crew, releasing solo projects, Quality and The Beautiful Struggle, and two collaborative projects; one with the aforementioned Reflection Eternal and another under the Black Star moniker with Mos Def. Fast forward to 2012, where the “Never Been In Love Before” MC stands as one of the most respected lyricists in Hip-Hop. With four albums and an additional Reflection Eternal project under his belt, Talib Kweli is prepping for the October release of his fifth solo album, Prisoner Of Conscious.