Kweli: Eardrum & Tour

New Album Features Guest Appearances by
Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake, KRS-ONE, and
UGK Production by Kanye West,
Madlib, and Hi-Tek

Talib Kweli, the Brooklyn wordsmith, returns with his eagerly awaited sixth album EARDRUM, in stores on August 21, 2007 on Kweli's own label, Blacksmith Music and Warner Bros. Records. With this career defining new album, Kweli mixes hard hitting beats with inventive rhymes that serve to not only entertain, but also to educate.

Hailed by USA Today as "Hip-Hops most inventive lyricist" the MC's penchant for being a lyrical mastermind is reflected in his album title, aptly called EARDRUM. Talib explains, "The image of the ear and of the drum are powerful enough by themselves, but when you put them together, it's an instrument that's in your body that helps you hear. They're also two very simple, yet powerful words."

EARDRUM boasts innovative production work by such vanguard artists as Kanye West, who worked on Kweli's 2002's gold-certified Quality and 2004's The Beautiful Struggle; Black-Eyed Peas founder; and Black Star producer Hi-Tek, who also collaborated with Kweli on the gold-certified 2000 album Reflection Eternal. Additional production highlights include New York rapper Kwame and multi-instrumentalist/producer Madlib, whose previous collaboration delivered the free digital –only EP, Liberation (2007).

The talented wordsmith is preparing to hit the road for the Rock the Bells Festival and his own summer tour. As one of the most toured hip-hop artists (at least 250 dates a year) fans can expect to hear Kweli perform new tracks from EARDRUM including "Listen" and "More or Less" as well as classics from past albums. Talib Kweli Tour Dates available HERE.

[Published on: 7/13/07]

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cuttyfives Fri 7/13/2007 10:25AM
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im curious to hear the madlib produced hippies should check out blunted in the bomb shelter by Madlib...or the Unseen by quasimoto (same dude) its hot SHIE!

sitdancer starstarstarstar Fri 7/13/2007 04:00PM
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true that. madlib is pure musical genius and blunted in the bomb shelter a must hear reggae mix tape. but what's up with the justin timberlake feature? i am looking forward to checking this album out!

21mmer Fri 7/13/2007 06:35PM
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talib is everything that quality hip-hop should be.

moejoerisin Sat 7/14/2007 07:56AM
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i love talib as much, if not more, than the next guy. but that justin timberlake collaboration seems like everything the guys stands against.

moejoerisin Sat 7/14/2007 07:56AM
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the guy*

cuttyfives Sat 7/14/2007 04:50PM
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Justin Timberblack has some gotta give it to him, he puttin out some club bangers...he also smashed cameron diaz...lucky guy

Eco Funk Mon 7/16/2007 01:21PM
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Eco Funk

It's amazing how the sight of kanye wests name can turn me off more than justin timberlake!!