Talib Kweli (@TalibKweli) sat down with MiMi (@HipHopUDontStop) for a long overdue exclusive interview with DDotOmen.com. Kweli gives MiMi quick history lesson on his relationship with us and how we originally got in contact with each other.
Talib talks about the dynamics of being on tour with Macklemore and the difference between his success coming up with “Get By” and the rise of the Seattle duo. Kweli’s sixth studio album Gravitas was delivered through alternative means to the consumer, launching KweliClub.com and in talking with Mimi, the Brooklyn rapper tips his hat to Nipsey Hussle and Ryan Leslie for giving him inspiration.
Given his friendship with Kanye West, Talib weighed in on Yeezus rants and outbursts, notably the “You Ain’t Got The Answers” interview. Kweli’s perspective gives validity to Kanye’s behavior but also gave props to Sway for holding his own in the heated interview.
We also asked the Gravitas wordsmith about the backlash Jay Z received over his partnership with Barney’s, to which Kweli commended Hov for his endeavors for the greater good. To end the segment, we asked about Mos Def, watch below and find out what’s the status of Black Star.