If you remember, this January, Talib Kweli had posted a photo of himself, Kanye West, Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), and Dave Chappelle in the studio together. The caption of the post read “2018 is looking good…”
But after that, we didn’t hear any new music from the pairing or even any talk about it. But as Kanye announced yesterday that he is distancing himself from politics, Talib Kweli has taken to social media today to preview a song he made with ‘Ye during those sessions. Talib wrote in his caption on Instagram that the duo started a whole album together.
“Me and @kanyewest started an album together last January. That same month Candace Owens trolled me on twitter and her followers called me all types of n*ggers and monkeys for months. Hey Ye it’s probably time to revisit this one… lyrics are timely AF. Welcome back,” he wrote. In the preview of the yet unnamed song, Talib raps about white nationalism, referencing the August 2017 rally and subsequent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Listen below.