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Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli

Keynote Speaker: Rapper, Emcee, Activist & Entrepreneur

Talib Kweli Biography

The Brooklyn-based MC Talib Kweli earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically gifted, socially aware, and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the past two decades. He has not only established himself as a respected solo artist but also gained recognition through his collaboration with Mos Def as one-half of Black Star and his work with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal. Kweli has also collaborated with artists such as Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, J Dilla, and Madlib, commanding attention with his top-tier lyricism, captivating stories, and ability to rhyme over virtually any type of instrumental.

In 2011, Kweli founded Javotti Media, an independent label that is self-defined as “a platform for independent thinkers and doers.” He has set out to make Javotti Media into a media powerhouse that releases music, films, and books. In addition to releasing several of his own albums through Javotti Media, Kweli has also used the platform to promote developing artists, exemplified by a compilation mixtape in released in 2016.

Kweli's extensive discography includes several critically acclaimed albums such as 2002's "Quality," 2004's "The Beautiful Struggle," 2007's "Eardrum," 2011's "Gutter Rainbows," 2013's "Prisoner of Conscious," 2013's "Gravitas," 2015's "Fuck the Money," and 2017's "Radio Silence." In 2021, Kweli expanded his creative output beyond music by publishing his memoir, "Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story," which won a PEN Oakland – Josephine Miles Literary Award in 2022.

Apart from his work in music, Kweli has also been active in various forms of media and activism. He launched the weekly podcast "The People's Party" in 2019 and also co-hosts "The Midnight Miracle" with Dave Chappelle and Yasiin Bey. He has spoken to inner-city high school and college students and made appearances at events such as Occupy Wall Street and protests against police brutality, advocating on various social issues. Meanwhile, Kweli continues to contribute to the hip-hop culture, with plans to reunite with Madlib for "Liberation 2" and Mos Def for a sophomore Black Star release.

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Talib Kweli Speaking Topics

The Art of the Emcee

The Middle Ground Between Spirituality and Atheism

The Beautiful Struggle: A Dialogue with Talib Kweli

Hip-Hop as a Tool for Social Activism

Talib Kweli Videos

Talib Kweli & Faith Evans On Biggie, Lil Kim, Puff, 'Love Like This ...
Bastid's BBQ SXSW 2018 - Talib Kweli, Just Blaze, DJ Jazzy Jeff ...
Styles P & Talib Kweli Speak on Black Power, White Privilege ...

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What topics does Talib Kweli speak about?

Talib Kweli is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Music, Diversity & Inclusion, Black Heritage, College, Inspirational, Entertainers, Celebrity, Social Justice, Social Activism and Culture.

Where does Talib Kweli travel from?

Talib Kweli generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Talib Kweli is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Music, Diversity & Inclusion and Black Heritage. The estimated speaking fee range to book Talib Kweli for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Talib Kweli generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Common, Killer Mike and Ice-T. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Talib Kweli for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 14/07/2024.

Talib Kweli Speaking Topics

  • The Art of the Emcee

  • The Middle Ground Between Spirituality and Atheism

  • The Beautiful Struggle: A Dialogue with Talib Kweli

  • Hip-Hop as a Tool for Social Activism

Talib Kweli Videos

Talib Kweli & Faith Evans On Biggie, Lil Kim, Puff, 'Love Like This ...
Bastid's BBQ SXSW 2018 - Talib Kweli, Just Blaze, DJ Jazzy Jeff ...
Styles P & Talib Kweli Speak on Black Power, White Privilege ...
Talib Kweli & Styles P Talk About The Time Talib Almost Got Ebro ...

Talib Kweli Reviews

  • Africana Intellectual Project at Colorado College - Apr 02 2019

  • Talib is a great rapper and artist. As a speaker, he was most natural during the Q&A part of our event.
    Stockton University - Jan 16 2018

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