Talib Kweli


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Ahead of his show Thursday at Turner Hall Ballroom, Talib Kweli explains why radio favors big money. more

Jul 6, 2015 4:00 PM Music Feature


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17 year after releasing his breakthrough debut withMos Def as Black Star, Talib Kweli remains one most visible and active rappersof the conscious rap movement. As is usually the case, the Brooklyn rapper hassome new music in the pipeline for th.. more

Jun 3, 2015 5:00 PM On Music

To the consternation of recognition-starved rappers all over the city, Milwaukee has historically only been able to support a small handful of locally popular hip-hop acts more

Jul 17, 2013 12:22 AM Local Music

<p> The Nixon Administration broke diplomatic relations with Sweden in 1972 after its prime minister denounced the human cost of U.S. air raids over Vietnam. <em>TV Guide</em>, published by Nixon's patron Walter Annenberg, ran a cover story conde.. more

Jan 6, 2012 2:09 PM I Hate Hollywood

Thoughswagger and outsized charisma never go out of style, lyrical prowess seems tohave Gutter Rainbows ,Concert Reviews more

Apr 22, 2011 12:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli earned his status as underground hip-hop royalty early in his career through his work with two acclaimed projects: Black Star, his collaboration with Mos Def, and Reflection Eternal, his duo with DJ Hi-Tek. more

Apr 21, 2011 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The hamburger is one of the most iconic foods in America’s culinary repertoire, and the city of Seymour, Wis., just 15 miles west of Green Bay, claims primacy of the revered ground beef sandwich. Every year on the first weekend of August th... more

Jul 27, 2010 12:00 AM Dining Preview

Greendaleresidents have long been familiar with the name Ricardo’s—and thespecialty thin-crust pizza it’s been serving for 40 years. In 2006, asecond location opened, this time on a ,Dining Out more

Aug 26, 2009 12:00 AM Dining Preview

  Kurt Hartwig’s Bad Soviet Habits presents a brand new free show this month, as Hartwig performs Decaffeinated Tragedy May 15 and 16 at Most Bar on 240 East Pittsburgh. Hartwig is describing the show as, “part memoir, part gallery display, p.. more

May 4, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

Summerfest is announcing stage headliners at a steady clip now. Here's the latest batch: June 25: Robin Trower June 26: Talib Kweli July 1: Asher Roth July 1: Sound Tribe Sector 9 July 2: Guster July 2: Shi.. more

Apr 2, 2009 4:00 AM On Music

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Nov 23, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Full story here Sabathia Earns Player Of The Year Nod Brewers lefthander carried team to the playoffs Staff Report October 22, 2008 DURHAM, N.C.Lefthander C.C. Sabathia, who led the Milwaukee Br.. more

Oct 22, 2008 4:00 AM More Sports

I'll have a more thoughtful review of the show in next week's Shepherd, but I can't resist the opportunity to beam a little bit about last night's Nas/Talib Kweli show. I'm often jaded about local rap concerts—I'm always turned off by the inordina.. more

Sep 5, 2008 4:00 AM On Music

Given Nas’ inability to explain on his previous album exactly why hip-hop was dead, Nigger ,Today in Milwaukee more

Sep 4, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

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Sep 3, 2008 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee

That Terence Blanchard emerged as a young powerhouse trumpeter in the ’80s might hav Tell The World: The Very Vest of Ratt ,Today in Milwaukee more

Aug 1, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Hard-touring rapper Talib Kweli returns to Milwaukee for a 7:30 p.m. performance at Marqu Eardrum ,Today in Milwaukee more

Apr 22, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Jay-Zhad it easy. He faced few restrictions in his quest for money and stardom.Unapologe Eardrum ,Music Feature more

Apr 16, 2008 12:00 AM Music Feature

Singer Drew Simollardes and guitarist Greg Sullivan, formerly of the Masschusettes band R Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful ,Today in Milwaukee more

Apr 4, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

I can't be certain for sure, but Party Robot, the debut mixtape from Talib Kweli's electro-dance side project Idle Warship, feels less like a mixtape than a scrapped album. The mixtape (album?) was quietly released (buried?) last month with little.. more

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