HipHopWired Featured Video

It’s been almost 15 years since Talib Kweli dropped his proper debut, Quality. In celebration of the milestone, the Brooklyn rapper will be holding down a 3-month residency at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club venue in Greenwich Village, New York City. 

Kweli will hold 16 shows with a live band on September 7, November 9-11, 2017, and January 25-28, 2018. If you’re math is shaky, that’s eight dates with two sets per night at 8 pm and 10:30 pm.

Quality was released in November 2002 via then indie Hip-Hop powerhouse Rawkus Records and feature the Kanye West-produced hit “Get By.” If that’s where your Kweli knowledge starts, delve into the work he’s done with Yasiin Bey (then known as Mos Def) as Black Star and with the renowned DJ Hi-Tek as Reflection Eternal.

Call 212-475-8592 or visit if you want to make table reservations ($45) or hold down the bar for $30.

What, the Blue Note is a legendary jazz club and that’s how they get down.