Thursday, July 9, 2015

God Father of the Underground | Surprise Album from Talib Kweli | Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases + Beautiful B-Sides, Volume 1


The legendary BK MC, Talib Kweli has decide to free himself for the chains of the mainstream music industry monopoly and do it old school - releasing all of his new music through his Javotti Media Records label and through his Kweliclub.com website. 


Track List and History (from the July 8 Javotti Newsletter)
"a collection of songs that have been heard before, or not, but never commercially available.'
1. Space (produced by Dave West) (3:49)
"This song, recorded in Los Angeles in 2003, is an outtake from the Beautiful Struggle sessions."
2. 2000 Seasons (prod. by Hi Tek) (4:13)
"2000 Seasons, produced by Hi Tek, this was the b-side to my first Reflection Eternal single, Fortified Live, it dropped in 1997."
3. Bright As The Stars - Black Star (prod. by Ayatollah) (4:33)
"Bright As The Stars, produced by Ayatollah. This was a Black Star song recorded for a record Yasiin and I were working on back in 2002 that we never finished."
4. Wack Niggaz feat. Common, Kanye West & Consequence (prod. by Kanye West) (3:52)
"Wack Niggaz ft Common, Kanye and Consequence, produced by Kanye West. Previously available on the Beautiful Mixtape, 2003."
5. Boomerang- featuring NIKO IS, K'Valentine & Cory Mo (prod. by Cory Mo ( 3:20)
"Boomerang ft Cory Mo, K Valentine & NIKO IS. This is the first Javotti Media posse cut, originally available on The Cathedral Mixtape, 2014. Check out the video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s4mYm-DpVg"
6. Ocean Song feat. Mela Machinko (prod. by Rahki) (3:42)
"Ocean Song ft Mela Machinko, produced by Rahki. This song was originally recorded for Prisoner of Conscious in 2012."
7. 7:30 feat. RES (prod. by DJ Quik) (4:06)
"7:30 ft RES, produced by DJ Quik. Over a few days in 2001, I recorded several things with DJ Quik. This is our third record together that's been released from those sessions."
8. Fortfied Live feat. Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) & Mr. Man (prod. by Hi Tek) (4:36)
"Fortified Live ft Yasiin Bey and Mr. Man, produced by Hi Tek. Mr. Man from the Bush Babees and I went to Brooklyn Tech high school together, and Yasiin and I ended up starting a group together, but released in 1997, this was the record that began my career."
9. Tryin To Breathe feat. Killer Mike (prod. by Midi Mafia) (3:41)
"Trying To Breathe ft Killa Mike, produced by Midi Mafia. When Killa Mike first debuted as an artist, he reached out to me for a passionate talk about the state of our people. He's been a great friend and ally ever since. This song was recorded in 2003."
10. Distractions (prod. by Oh No) (3:54)
"Distractions, produced by OhNo. This is the song version of a rhyme I was working on as I visited Occupy Wall Street in 2011. Check out the video on youtube, filmed at Occupy Wall Street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JlWDgOe_Is"

The digital version of the new album, Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases + Beautiful B-Sides, Volume 1, is available for purchase at http://kweliclub.com/products/talib-kweli-train-of-thought-lost-lyrics-rare-releases-beautiful-b-sides-vol-1. The CD and vinyl versions are promised to come a bit later.

For a little free treat, check out the Beautiful Mix CD:



Stream below and head over to Kweli Club Website for the free download.



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