“Lost Tape”-esque compilations are a revered part of Hip-Hop lure and Talib Kweli slipped in the mix late last night Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides Vol.1.
Talib Kweli has been blazing mics since the late 90s which leaves a lot of cutting room material out there. In other words, the Brooklyn MC’s table scraps would be a Thanksgiving dinner for the average rapper. The second Train of Thought features guest appearances from Kanye West, Common, Consequence and his favorite producer Hi-Tek, among others.
Back on the classic 2004 album, The College Dropout, Kanye West openly admitted that touring with Talib Kweli made his that much better as a MC, so the track “Wack Ni***z” makes this project worth sampling at the least.
Check out for purchase over at the Kweli Club. The tracklist and album artwork can be seen below.
1. Space (produced by Dave West) (3:49)
2. 2000 Seasons (prod. by Hi Tek) (4:13)
3. Bright As The Stars – Black Star (prod. by Ayatollah) (4:33)
4. Wack Niggaz feat. Common, Kanye West & Consequence (prod. by Kanye West) (3:52)
5. Boomerang- featuring NIKO IS, K’Valentine & Cory Mo (prod. by Cory Mo ( 3:20)
6. Ocean Song feat. Mela Machinko (prod. by Rahki) (3:42)
7. 7:30 feat. RES (prod. by DJ Quik) (4:06)
8. Fortfied Live feat. Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) & Mr. Man (prod. by Hi Tek) (4:36)
9. Tryin To Breathe feat. Killer Mike (prod. by Midi Mafia) (3:41)
10. Distractions (prod. by Oh No) (3:54)
Photo: Talib Kweli, Johnny Louis/WENN.com