Talib Kweli Similar Artists

Common - 63% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lonnie Rashied Lynn Jnr., 13 March 1972, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Originally recording under the expanded pseudonym Common Sense, Lynn is one of the more enlightened contemporary rappers, proffering a heady mix of verbiage and syncopated hip-hop rhythms. He made his debut in 1992 with Can I Borrow A Dollar?, a series of tracts on consumer identity with the occasional lapse in Read more

Mos Def - 54% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
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The Roots - 53% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Lupe Fiasco - 44% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, 17 February 1982, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This Chicago-based rapper made his national breakthrough in 2006 after over five years on the sidelines, with a major factor in his success his friendship with the ubiquitous Kanye West.Rapping from an early age, he adopted his unusual stage moniker from a childhood nickname and made his Read more

Freeway - 35% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Leslie Pridgen, 8 July 1979, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. As part of Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella stable of artists, Freeway hit the upper reaches of the US charts in 2003 with his tough, streetwise rap. Growing up in the northern section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Freeway turned to hustling on the streets early on, at one point serving a six-month long jail sentenc Read more

Nas - 35% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, 14 September 1973, Long Island, New York, USA. From the tough Queensbridge housing projects which brought the world Marley Marl, MC Shan and Intelligent Hoodlum, Nas made his name as a highly skilled rapper with the double whammy of 1994’s Illmatic and 1996’s It Was Written, albums whose music was crafted with a degree of subtlety and fore Read more

Jay-Z - 33% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Shawn Corey Carter, 4 December 1969, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of the Notorious B.I.G. He first started releasing records in the late 80s, part-financing his music by hustling. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend Jaz (‘The Originators’) and Original Flavor (‘Can I Get Open’), and Read more

Murs - 33% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Black Milk - 30% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Dilated Peoples - 30% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Originally formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, during 1992, this hip-hop crew comprises DJ Babu and MCs Evidence and Rakaa aka Iriscience. The two MCs first met through freestyle sessions at the Hip Hop Shop. They eventually united with turntablist DJ Babu, a former member of the remix/dance act the Beat Junkies, appearing on their 1997 debut, World Famous Beat Junkies: Vol Read more

Ghostface Killah - 29% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Masta Ace - 29% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Duval Clear, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Masta Ace became a hip-hop DJ in the 70s before adjusting to MC status by 1983. He won a rapping competition two years later which earned him studio time with producer Marley Marl, before a collegiate interlude followed. He contributed to the In Control Volume 1 set by Marl, and the latter’s label, Read more

Brother Ali - 28% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Raekwon - 27% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Corey Woods, 12 January 1970, New York, USA. Raekwon is a long-standing member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Staten Island’s seminal hip-hop crew. Following the release of their 1993 debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), several of the members released solo projects. Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx … followed albums by Method Man (Tical) and Ol’ Dirty Bastard ( Read more

Slum Village - 27% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originating from the Conant Gardens section of Detroit, Michigan, USA, the rap outfit Slum Village first came together during the mid-90s. The group originally comprised rhymers Muhammed Baatin and T-3, plus producer J Dilla aka Jay Dee (James Yancey, 7 February 1974, USA, d. 10 February 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA). The latter had previously worked with Pharcyde, A T Read more


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