Talib Kweli: Rappers Should Not Be Viewed As The Voice Of The Black Community

The Brooklyn emcee/activist is releasing another project this year.

(AllHipHop News) Talib Kweli splits his time between being a critically acclaimed emcee and an outspoken activist. While he chooses to balance those two roles, the Brooklyn native believes people should not expect all Hip Hop artists to cover societal concerns on their records.

"Any music can be protest music. I will say, as the music that’s most closely associated with the most marginalized people in America, Hip Hop often responds to social issues," Kweli expressed to Metro. "Also, people - unfairly at times - look at rappers as the voice of the Black community. That’s something we should change - rappers will not save you."

A new album from Talib is scheduled to arrive on November 17. Radio Silence follows The Seven collaborative EP with Styles P which was released in April. Kweli's latest project features Rick Ross, Jay Electronica, Waka Flocka, Anderson .Paak, BJ The Chicago Kid, Bilail, and more.

Radio Silence by Talib Kweli on Apple Music
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