Talib Kweli and Busta Rhymes on a jam produced by RZA? Please let that marinate for a second, because that’s the scenario on the Reflection Eternal MC’s latest Prisoner of Conscious drop.
Titled “Rocket Ships,” the track is raw rap straight out of Brooklyn and features both lyricists spitting some of their illest rhymes. The duo weave their way through one of Bobby Digital’s better beats of recent memory with dexterous flows, that will hopefully son struggle rappers near and far if we’re lucky.
Considering that this record was preceded by quality songs like the Miguel assisted “Come Here” and “Push Thru,” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Curren$y, we’d say Prisoner of Conscious is shaping up to be a thorough project.
Kweli has also been dropping freestyles over some popular, and albeit unconventional, records to hold fans over. Just yesterday, he released another over Drake’s “5 AM In Toronto,” called “5 AM In Brooklyn.”
“Rocket Ships” can be heard below, while the aforementioned freestyle can be found on the next page. Let us know if Kweli’s bars are better than Joell Ortiz’s “5 AM In Brooklyn” verse in the comments.
Be sure to purchase Prisoner of Conscious when it hits stores May 7.