Talib Kweli is one of the most respected rappers alive, so it is extremely fitting for him to have one of the dopest live bands to grace the hip-hop medium. This Sunday and Monday (3/17-3/18), Kweli and his band will be hitting at Brooklyn Bowl for his hometown crowd. Opening for them will be respected producer Cory-Mo out of Houston, Texas.
We caught up with Kweli a while back to discuss his live band and here is what he told us of the selection process: “My only prerequisite is somebody who is ready and willing to learn, and work. Who loves it. In the end they have to love the music, that’s the most important thing for me. Most of the cats I end up working with are from jazz backgrounds, the cats who play in churches early morning, or cats who play in R&B bands. There is a lot of R&B talent in New York City that requires a band. I look for recommendations.”
Date: Sunday & Monday 3/17-3/18
Venue: Brooklyn Bowl