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HOST: That was "Get By" from Talib Kweli's two thousand two album, "Quality." Kweli is often called a thoughtful rapper. Critics say his work has deeper, more intelligent messages than most rap songs. The Blacksmith music agency that represents Talib Kweli says he is able to "educate and entertain" at the same time. Katherine Cole plays more of his music.
KATHERINE COLE: Talib Kweli has said he does not want to make what he calls "candy music" -- music that tastes good but is not good for you. But his new album "Eardrum" is proving popular. Immediately after its release last month "Eardrum" went to the number two spot on Billboard magazine's hip-hop chart. This single, "Hot Thing," helped put it there.
Talib Kweli has worked in the music industry for ten years. At thirty-two, the Brooklyn, New York, native has released five albums. His mother, a college professor of black literature, influenced Kweli's work greatly. He told one reporter that she made sure he understood the power of language and of his community.
Talib Kweli released "The Beautiful Struggle" in two thousand four. Here is "Black Girl Pain" from that album.
Talib Kweli may be feeling a little trapped by his recognition as a thoughtful rapper. He says his next album will be called "Prisoner of Conscious." We leave you now with "Country Cousins" from "Eardrum."