@ Blue Note
Monday February 6, 2023
06:00 PM - 11:59 pm
The Brooklyn-based MC earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years.
“I’m a touring artist. I’m an artist that’s internationally known. I’m not just a local artist at this point in my career. I’m cognizant of the fact that what I do is beyond where it started. I’m trying to reach the apex of where I am now, but without turning my back on or dismissing what I’ve done before.”
After nearly 20 years of releasing mesmerizing music, Talib Kweli stands as one of the world’s most talented and most accomplished Hip Hop artists. Whether working with yasiin bey as one-half of Black Star, partnering with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal, releasing landmark solo material or collaborating with Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, J Dilla, or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of instrumental.
In 2011, Kweli founded Javotti Media, which is self-defined as “a platform for independent thinkers and doers.” Kweli has set out to make Javotti Media (which released his 2011 album, Gutter Rainbows, and is named after his paternal grandmother) into a media powerhouse that releases music, films and books.
Meshell Ndegeocello is a bassist,vocalist and singer-songwriter who has just released her 12th album, ‘Ventriliquism’, a covers record featuring unique takes on songs by Prince, TLC, George Clinton, Janet Jacksonand Sade.
From her 1993 debut ‘Plantation Lullabies’ through to her latest release, Meshell Ndegéocello has built a consistent body of work which embraces jazz, R&B, rock and hip hop.
Over the years Meshell has worked with artists such as Chaka Khan, DJ Premier, Wah-Wah Watson, John Mellencamp, Billy Preston, Oumou Sangare, Pat Metheny, Joe Henry, Lisa Germano and many more.
Monday February 06, 2023
6:00 pm - 11:59 pm