Talib Kweli is spreading consciousness the Brooklyn way in his Hip-Hop cultured filled visual featuring multi-talent Anderson .Paak, “Traveling Light.” For the true hip-hop enthusiast, this is perhaps, a legendary bound piece of work.
The Black Star class-act of an emcee starts off the track with lyrics that hone one of the many essences of hip-hop culture, The Five Percent Nation also known as the Nation of Gods and Earths:
“I come from the god body era, I come from standing on street corners, Smoking blunts outta white owls for 40s, Building and destroying about the suns and the planets and the moons and the stars, About the nature of man, About knowledge where some people don’t understand,” Kweli spits as he shines light on the Universal Flag.
The first verse is bombarded with Kweli showing and proving how true he is to the culture by acknowledging the presence of “the phoniest rappers” he’s ever seen, while he travels into the heights of being a certified legend.
For the sake of adding on to the refined theme of the track, the video is sanctioned in the streets of Brooklyn with Kweli in organic communications with locals, flashes of Halal trucks, BK dive bar hits, and stoop chillin’.
In one line, .Paak sheds light on the abaft development of Brooklyn amidst the chorus, “Brooklyn is changing, and so am I, I see you on the other side…”
Kweli is only expressing his reality as an international sensation who reigns from the most potent era of hip-hop culture, “Your downfall is you should probably get out more, I been planning out tours, With a band of outlaws, I’m packing my bags, Just marijuana and magazines,” the class-act raps.
Cameos by noteworthy everlasting Hip-Hop legends such as his Black Star comrade Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi and Q-Tip, famed Golden Era emcee Slick Rick, marked filmmaker Spike Lee, renowned comedian Dave Chappelle, and many more.
Talib Kweli’s eighth studio album Radio Silence dropped today, Nov. 17th and is pro-fused with clever features such as Jay Electronica, Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Amber Coffman from Dirty Projector. Grab the LP, here over at Apple Music.
Watch the visual to Talib Kweli’s star studded “Traveling Light” featuring Anderson .Paak, below.