Get a look inside Talib Kweli's surprising "Train of Thought" in his Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides

By Maria-Karmina

Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides Vol. 1 

1. Space (produced by Dave West)
2. 2000 Seasons (prod. by Hi Tek)
3. Bright As The Stars – Black Star (prod. by Ayatollah)
4. Wack Niggaz feat. Common, Kanye West & Consequence (prod. by Kanye West)
5. Boomerang- featuring NIKO IS, K’Valentine & Cory Mo (prod. by Cory Mo)
6. Ocean Song feat. Mela Machinko (prod. by Rahki)
7. 7:30 feat. RES (prod. by DJ Quik)
8. Fortfied Live feat. Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) & Mr. Man (prod. by Hi Tek)
9. Tryin To Breathe feat. Killer Mike (prod. by Midi Mafia)
10. Distractions (prod. by Oh No)

You might be asking yourself, “What the _fill-in_ is this?!”

Well, folks — as you read through the list from 1-10, you will find that the most pivotal artists in the music world are written in ink. Kicking it off with Queens own, (Supa) Dave West who produced for Hip Hop’s beloved De La Soul, J Dilla, Common, Slum Village, and Ghostface Killah. With that resume on a single individual to co-sign your project and jump start the entire album? You better believe it’ll be a gem.

The real question is: Who else can make such a phenomenal track-list possible? Answer: Talib Kweli.

Via Instagram, Talib Kweli made his surprise announcement in his caption, which states:

Surprise! I dropped an album on kweliclub.com today! Classic, never released songs ft Killa Mike, Kanye, Common, Black Star & more go now!


Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides Vol. 1  is the genius title of the album, which includes gems of, exactly that: lost lyrics, rare releases and beautiful B-sides.

Side Note: The term “B-side” originates from the time of the vinyl record. The vinyl had two sides, usually called A and B.

Support a legend and cop his album of wisdom, here: Train of Thought

Take it back one time, when Talib Kweli took some time to spend with Sway and the crew on Sway In The Morning, where he performed “Get By” and explains his skill sets:



Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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