Talib Kweli Quotes

Talib Kweli Quotes: We're in an illusion about what our role is in world politics and foreign affairs, and our policies are killing and destroying and doing a lot of things that we are not aware of.
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Talib Kweli Quote: Artists look at the environment, and the best artists correctly diagnose the problem. I'm not saying artists can't be leaders, but that's not the job of art, to lead. Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Harry Belafonte - there are artists all through history who have become leaders, but that was already in them, nothing to do with their art.
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Quotes about Talib Kweli: So I just had to step up how I was doing it and the moment that I stepped up and the moment I focused all my energy on that is when things started to happen. So there's a direct relationship between my inspiration and my output.
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Quote about Talib Kweli: They ask me what I'm writing for - I'm writing to show you what we're fighting for.
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Talib Kweli Sayings: Hip hop is at its essence a folk music, because it speaks the language that people are still speaking at ground zero, it speaks the language that people speak on the streets.
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Talib Kweli Saying: But it becomes disrespectful when the artist's process is not respected.
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Sayings about Talib Kweli: I think all those artists are artists who are appreciated because you believe their words and you appreciate their honesty in their music. If you don't appreciate the honesty in the music, the beat can be fly as hell but you'll never give an emcee props.
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Saying about Talib Kweli: There are staples to my show. I have to be conscious about switching things up because I know people who saw me last year will say, 'He did that last time.' But if certain things work, they work.
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Talib Kweli Quotes: Well if somebody's giving me a script, I'll consider it. But it's not something I'm chasing.
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Talib Kweli Quote: My fondest memories were watching the Beastie Boys get prepped to come on stage. They had a lot of antics and they play a lot of basketball... then they were giving out cameras to the crowd, and performing from the bleachers. The most important thing I learned was that you control your crowd, not the other way around.
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Quotes about Talib Kweli: The only way for me to be an artist is to be honest in my craft. If I veer from that, I'm not giving the investors what they want. Sometimes it's my job as an artist to know what I want to do, even when the fans tell me different.
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Quote about Talib Kweli: The responsibility of an artist is to be honest with themselves.
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Talib Kweli Sayings: Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest way to be heard is to be on the radio, but you should never compromise who you are, your values or your morals.
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Talib Kweli Saying: A true artist does not depend on radio for success. A true fan does not let radio determine what they support
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Sayings about Talib Kweli: Being called a conscious rapper is quite a compliment. It's a great thing to be. But as an artist, my nature is to not be in a box.
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Saying about Talib Kweli: Nowadays rap artists coming half-hearted, Commercial like pop, or underground like black markets. Where were you the day hip-hop died? Is it too early to mourn? Is it too late to ride?
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Talib Kweli Quotes: The beautiful thing about hip-hop is it's like an audio collage. You can take any form of music and do it in a hip-hop way and it'll be a hip-hop song. That's the only music you can do that with.
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Talib Kweli Quote: What is Norah Jones' style? Is it just the albums that we've heard? She has a rock group where she plays guitar in, downtown in New York, so do we really know her style?
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