Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli made his underground debut back in 1995 when he was featured on an album by the Ohio rap group Mood. Two years later he gained more prominent recognition when he collaborated with fellow MC Mos Def to form the hip-hop duo Black Star. Black Star are widely noted for helping shape underground alternative rap while also helping to bring it to mainstream audiences.
Kweli has often been called one of the founding fathers of conscious rap. Using that title as an inspiration, he created his most recent album, Prisoner of Conscious, which came out in May.
Talib Kweli comes to MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center (87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass.) with Rebel Diaz this Saturday (Oct. 19) at 8 PM. Tickets are $25. Call (413) 662-2111 for more info.