Talib Kweli Breaks the Set on the Obama Presidency, the Prison Industrial Complex & Real Hip Hop

Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with hip hop artist Talib Kweli, discussing the role of government, Obama’s presidency, the prison industrial complex, and establishment hip hop.

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  • emperorreagan

    Maybe she’ll interview KRS-One next, since she’s done a couple of hip-hop artists in a row!

  • aaron

    “Real artists get shelved and wack ones get famous, to masses brainless, a smart mind is dangerous. In their eyes you probably ain’t got not real shit in your playlist. You’re just another product of what the government has created.”

    • mannyfurious

      There’s an interview out there somewhere with GZA on Neil Degrasse Tyson’s radio show, and he put it nicely with something along the lines of (paraphrasing), how when he was growing up, he’d see a spider spinning a web and how he was so full or awe and wonder and how that awe and wonder needed to find a creative outlet. Today’s impoverished youth don’t have that same sense of awe and wonder.

      When he said that, I was like, “Yeah, the powers that be have done a most excellent job at their mission, then.”