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Unfortunately, Anthony Bourdain’s long running No Reservations is coming to an end, but it’s going out on a high note. We’ve already seen that its finale features actors from The Wire and today we get a preview of a segment from the same episode that features Talib Kweli discussing the cultural and economic changes that have occurred and are happening in his native Brooklyn borough.

While eating andouille ravioli and duck, the “Eat To Live” rapper and the renowned chef discussed the gentrification happening throughout the BK. “I’m ignorant about what’s going on Brooklyn,” said Kweli candidly. “Where I moved to now is by Myrtle Ave. When I was growing up it was called ‘Murder Ave.’ I walk down there’s an organic grocery and it’s like white guys with beards. Which, I’m not mad at it. But it’s something that’s so different I didn’t recognize it.”

Kweli’s latest album, Prisoner Of Conscious, is due out sometime this year, we hope. The series finale of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations — The Final Tour airs Monday, November 5th at 9PM on the Travel Channel.

Watch the full clip, where Kweli also discusses the old Times Square and how Black culture has changed, below.


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