Talib Kweli dropped some more gems from Gutter Rainbows, his new album in stores tomorrow. He released a video for his first single “Cold Rain,” looking fresh off the set of The Book of Eli, plus a new track produced by Oh No featuring Blacksmith labelmate Jean Grae. With production from Ski-Beatz, Hi Tek, M-Phazes, E. Jones and Symbolyc One, and Talib’s ruthless hustle, Gutter Rainbows is looking to be one of the best hip-hop albums of 2011.
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Talib Kweli dropped the first single from his upcoming album today, “Cold Rain,” produced by Ski Beatz. The album Gutter Rainbows will be out on January 25th – check out the interview with XXL where Talib talks about the nature of this new album, and the changing artist relations with record labels, including his own imprint Blacksmith. Judging from this track, even just the dreary, poetic titles, this new album is set to be a lyrical achievement for Talib and rap in general. And production must be kwuality: Ski Beatz is joined by Hi Tek, M-Phazes, E. Jones and Symbolyc One. *A hundred points to whoever tells us what the original piano sample is in the comments.