Gearing up for his fifth studio album, Prisoner of Conscious, Talib Kweli decided to release the track list and artwork for his fans. The conscious rapper, whose new album is tentatively scheduled for a May 7th release, picked up some heavy hitters from both the hip-hop and R&B world.
Already handing us the Miguel-assisted “Come Here”, Kweli is sure to have a few more gems on this one! Hip-Hop purists have to be delighted by the idea of a Kendrick Lamar-Talib feature. It’s like every fan of true lyricism’s dream!
And just in case the nature enthusiasts were feeling left that, Talib added the New Orleans bred Curren$y to the mix.
Early 90’s hip hop heads have to be excited when seeing “Rocketships” hoping Talib can bring a truly vintage Busta Rhymes performance with that one.
Talib made sure to not forget about the ladies on this one either. Marsha Ambrosius and Melanie Fiona are both sure to bring a soulful feel to Prisoner of Conscious, and give the fellas something to ride to while they’re with their ladies.
The LP features Nelly, as well as, few others that are sure to create a balanced sound throughout the project. Adding production from J.Cole and RZA, along with other superstar producers, will only add to the anticipation of the conscious emcee’s album. Let’s just hope Mr. Kweli doesn’t become a prisoner of the push back.
Check the full tracklist below:
2. Human Mic
3. Turnt Up
4. Come Here (feat. Miguel)
5. High Life (feat. Rubix and Bajah)
6. Ready Set Go (feat. Melanie Fiona)
7. Hold It Now
8. Push Thru (feat. Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar and Glen “Grey” Reynolds)
9. Hamster Wheel
10. Delicate Flowers
11. Rocketships (feat. Busta Rhymes)
12. Before He Walked (feat. Nelly and Abby Dobson)
13. Upper Echelon
14. Favela Love (feat. Seu Jorge)
15. Only Gets Better (feat. Marsha Ambrosius)
By: Khalif Parsons