Talib Kweli & Madlib - Liberation
Talib and Madlib breaking free from conventions still makes for an appealing project. In fact, this is Kweli's best album since Reflection Eternal in 2000, proving that maybe he just needs one producer to guide him along.
Hip Hop's collaborative spirit is quite healthy right now. The past few years have sparked several full-length pairings of emcees and producers eager to show their strength in numbers. Industry-wide, artists have frequently connected to jump genres, mesh styles and redefine the scope of modern music. After emcee/singer Cee-Lo Green and producer Danger Mouse mesmerized ears as Gnarls Barkley in 2006, people are definitely eager to hear more of their favorite artists work together.