Saturday, October 17, 2009

Talib Kweli Should Have Sold 10 Million Records

People always get on facebook and say that the rap songs on the radio suck. I even hear a lot of this same sentiment in passing conversation. However, people won't buy cds from rappers who are really good. Jay-Z is an overrated rapper whose albums are okay at best, yet he's the best selling rapper of all time. Common is a way better rapper than Jay-Z yet it took him a long time to develop the fan base that would enable him to consistently go gold. And the biggest anomaly is the simple fact that Talib Kweli hasn't sold 10 million records. Talib got mad skills, makes great albums --with the exception of Beautiful Struggle), has positive songs that are straight banging, and he's a thoughtful, insightful, and articulate rapper. I mean, what more do you want from a guy? He doesn't sell enough dope in his raps, is that what it is? Check out these Talib Kweli videos and you'll see that this guy should have sold 10 million records.

Talib Kweli - Get By

Cheese | MySpace Video

Talib Kweli on Def Poetry Jam

Valdez {R.I.P. Zar & James} | MySpace Video

This some cold spittin here:

This should have been one of his singles:

I couldn't find the original video for his last single "Listen" so the live version is all I could come across. Just know that "Listen" is some cold as ice spittin'!