Talib Kweli – Attack The Block Mixtape

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Hip – Hop heavyweight Talib Kweli hits fans with a new offering of music. The tape entitled Attack The Block proves that though he is gaining years, his lyrical ability is still undeniable. As a hip-hop purist however, the Lil’ Wayne and Mack Maine features are slightly off-putting. As you can see from the track “Congregation” (above) Talib does get some pretty incredible features on the tape though. Black Thought of the Roots, Ab-Soul of Black Hippy,  Das Racist and Styles P are some of the most exciting and note-worthy contributors to the tape.

While the tape does come as a welcome addition to my music library, I can’t help but wonder where the supposed Black Star album is. It’s nice to see Talib link up with some new artists but his duo with Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) is undeniably one of the best in hip – hop. Fans of the genre should not, however, begrudge Talib this free release, because frankly any new music from him is a blessing. This tape is a definite download.