Talib Kweli Delays "Prisoner Of Consciousness," Says Black Star Has No Plans To Release New LP

posted Wednesday January 09 ,2013 at 02:55PM CST | 6 comments

Talib Kweli Delays

Talib Kweli yet again pushes off his upcoming album, originally slated for release in November 2012.

Talib Kweli has been working on his upcoming album Prisoner of Consciousness for a minute, releasing the tracklist for the LP a few months ago. After a few delays, the Brooklyn, New York emcee has pushed back the project yet again, this time settling on an April 23rd release date.

During an interview with Rolling Stone, Kwe said that the LP will feature guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Nelly and Busta Rhymes, and will be based on live instrumentation. Additionally, he samples Eric B & Rakim's "Paid in Full" for album track "Turnt Up" that kept the LP from meeting its original November release date. The delay also allowed him to record two new tracks.

But Kwe imparted some bad news for Black Star fans. After teaming up in late 2011 for a few shows, he and Yasiin Bey recorded four songs for an Aretha Franklin-inspired mixtape, though their schedules prevented them from completing the project. "I would love to get back into it whenever he's ready," said Kweli, who also plans to release new music from Hi-Tek through his Javotti imprint.

Read the full interview over at RS.com.

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  • Asap Rocky
    Conscious Rap is played out. We wanna hear ignorant shit.
    • tha G
      your a dumbass!!!!
    • jay
      i think this dude was jokin lol. atleast i hope so anyway
  • Assassin221
    I'm getting mixed messages, the headline says "No plans to release new LP," but the interview says, "I would love to get back into it whenever he's ready," which to me is two different things. But if it's the first one, then fuck y'all. I don't pay close attention to this stuff, but I specifically remember being promised a Black Star LP with a "Madlib/Dilla type sound," i.e. the best sound. Pay what you owe. But I guess Mos is joining the ranks of Prince and 3000 on that weird artistic shit.
  • kennyken
    yasin bey has only shines on a few tracks now. he needs to step it up for another black star album, keep it up kweli!
  • jay
    make. that. happen. asappppp