Dr. Cornel West Does Hip Hop Too

posted Wednesday May 16 ,2007 at 12:27PM CDT | 13 comments

Dr. Cornel West Does Hip Hop Too

Scholar, Author and Educator, Cornel West, is working with the likes of Andre 3000, Black Thought and Talib Kweli on a new album.

Dr. Cornel West, is widely considered to be one of the most intellectual African American scholars in America today, currently a professor of Religion at Princeton, the author of such titles as Race Matters and Democracy Matters -- will follow up his 2001 music album, Sketches of My Culture, with another CD combining topics of today with beats and rhymes, this time he brought along some of hip-hop's elite.

Artists like Prince, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, Rhymefest, The Roots' Black Thought, Killer Mike, KRS-One, M-1 of Dead Prez and Rah Digga will all contribute to Dr. West's Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations, out June 19 on the soul imprint, Hidden Beach.

"This is an attempt to go back to hip-hop's prophetic roots," West told Billboard magazine, "Which are about truth-telling, exposing lies, and having fun."

West will also have Michael Eric Dyson and Tavis Smiley guest, as does singer Gerald Levert, who passed away last fall.

Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations:

Bushanomics ft. Talib Kweli
America ft. Black Thought, Rah Digga, Iriz & Lucky Witherspoon
Still Here
Dear Mr. Man ft. Prince
911 
N Word ft. Tavis Smiley & Michael Eric Dyson
Welcome to Chi ft. Rhymefest, Neo-Abassy & Malik Yusef
Mr. President ft. KRS-One & M-1
Keep It PI ft. Killer Mike, Doey, Roc & Lucky Witherspoon
Chronometrophobia ft. Andre 3000
Gonne Be Alright ft. Dave Hollister & Chuckii Booker
Matter Of ft. Lenny Williams
Soul Sista ft. Daryl Moore
The Man's Gonna Getcha ft. Gerald Levert

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  • Sean Juan
    This man is a leader. Al Sharpton is not. If you haven't read Democracy Matters, I suggest a trip to the library. Dr. West makes a lot of sense.
  • Jay from Detroit (Where da Real Niccas B)
    Now thats what a Real Black leader does, bring people together, not point fingers, Fuck Al Sharpton!
  • GranPuba
    I'D PAY FOR THIS RIGHT HERE.....CORNELL HAS MY 14 DOLLARS. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED....TOO MUCH TRICKNOLEDGY IN THE AIRWAVES....
  • kingred2k
    WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK WHOS FIRST???
  • jcubsaint
    yo!neversleeps [a.k.a comatos] where you at i can't hear ya!!! dis some real hip hop development & you quiet as a church mouse.itz just like i thought you not really a fan just a hater wit nuthin better 2 do.DR.CORNEL DO THING LOC DATZ WHATZ UP.FAITH
  • BrooklynB
    neversleep your an ass BROOKLYN STAND UP!!!
  • kennyken
    it won't get enough publicity. we will have to publicize it in order for it to get the right publicity. if not then it will just be another "known unknown."
  • neversleepsl0l
    Get off me already, I hate all you. (real talk as always)
  • Brooklyn B
    it was theclub who said that.....
  • KEITH
    CAN'T GO WRONG WITH KRSONE ON IT! HOPE HE CAN GET THE SELLS
  • Brooklyn B
    im not sure but was it you neversleep who told me that cornel and tavis wouldnt speak to so call "niggas". it was like last week. hit me up BROOKLYN STAND UP!!!
  • D1nOnlySr
    This may show the positive side of hip hop. And also enlighten some of these knockle heads in the urban community about the history of rap and about things other than.. "my rims spin nigga" or "my chain cost so much" or "i have so much much sex.. i dont have skin on my di.." etc... Props to Mr. West
  • the doc
    1st