The Beautiful Struggle
Released On: Sep 28, 2004
Released By: Rawkus
Meet Talib Kweli on Friday, October 15th in Atlanta. Talib will be giving a live in-store performance and autograph signing at Tower Records (3232 Peachtree Road) in Atlanta, GA starting at 3pm.
Talib Kweli has been dropping science for years as part of seminal hip-hop groups Black Star (with childhood friend Mos Def) and Reflection Eternal (with Hi-Tek). Kweli is about to release his second solo album and the thinking man's MC starts the record off right with a jazz and gospel influenced monster of a song with the Kanye West-produced "I Try." The ode to the beautiful struggle of life and work features Kweli's smart words and gorgeous vocals from Mary J. Blige, the queen of hip hop soul. Samba rhythms and crisp piano melodies blend with the two voices and hip-hop never sounded so sweet.