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Eardrum (2007)

Artist: Talib Kweli
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Format: CD
Sku: 204969875
UPC: 093624993278
UPC 14: 00093624993278
Release Date: 8/21/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Everything Man ~ Talib Kweli
2. NY Weather Report ~ Talib Kweli
3. Hostile Gospel Pt. 1 (Deliver Us) ~ Talib Kweli
4. Say Something ~ Talib Kweli
5. Country Cousins ~ Talib Kweli
6. Holy Moly ~ Talib Kweli
7. Eat To Live ~ Talib Kweli
8. In the Woods ~ Talib Kweli
9. Soon the New Day ~ Talib Kweli
10. Give'em Hell - (with Lyfe Jennings/Coi Mattison) ~ Talib Kweli
11. More or Less ~ Talib Kweli
12. Stay Around ~ Talib Kweli
13. Hot Thing ~ Talib Kweli
14. Space Fruit (Interlude) ~ Talib Kweli
15. Perfect Beat, The ~ Talib Kweli
16. Oh My Stars ~ Talib Kweli
17. Listen!!! ~ Talib Kweli
18. Go With Us - (Bonus Track) ~ Talib Kweli
19. Hostile Gospel Pt. 2 (Deliver Me) - (Bonus Track) ~ Talib Kweli
20. Nature, The - (Bonus Track) ~ Talib Kweli
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Steadily putting in work since the late 1990s, Talib Kweli first came to prominence as one half of both Black Star and Reflection Eternal, and earned a reputation as one of the most articulate lyricists in hip-hop. Four years after his acclaimed second solo LP, THE BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE, Brooklyn's finest returns with the highly anticipated EARDRUM on his own label, Blacksmith Records. Calling on a formidable lineup of producers (including Pete Rock, Madlib, Just Blaze, will.i.am, A Kid Called Roots, Nick Speed, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, and longtime collaborator DJ Hi-Tek) to provide the beatscapes, Kweli delivers a lyrical windstorm that goes from cultural criticism and pointed social protest to love letters to his kids, wistful memories of mid-'90s New York, and examinations of religious divisiveness. Featuring an impressive guest list of heavyweights such as Roy Ayers, UGK, Jean Grae, Strong Arm Steady, Norah Jones, Lyfe Jennings, Dion, Musiq (Soulchild), Justin Timberlake, and KRS-One, EARDRUM is proof positive that hip-hop has a lot more to offer than product placement, materialism, and misogyny.

Producer: Pete Rock; DJ Khalil; Kanye West; Madlib; Hi-Tek; Nick Speed; Eric Krasno; Justin Timberlake; Just Blaze; Kwame; Will.I.Am

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Black On Both Sides (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Phrenology (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations College Dropout (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations College Dropout (Clean)
Muze Music Compilations Ancestry In Progress
Muze Music Compilations Monkey Business
Muze Music Compilations Time Is Money
Muze Music Compilations 20/20 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dave Chapelle's Block Party / O.s.t. (Cln)
Muze Music Compilations Stick It
Muze Music Compilations Underground Kingz (Bonus Cd)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Underground Kingz (Cln)
Muze Music Compilations Freedom Writers
Muze Music Compilations Stones Throw 101
Muze Music Compilations Aromatic Album
Muze Music Compilations Rising Down
Muze Music Compilations Rising Down(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Whose World Is This
Muze Music Compilations VIRTUOSITY(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ecstatic
Muze Music Compilations Fish Outta Water(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Unexpected Guest
Muze Music Compilations 5(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Let Freedom Reign
Muze Music Compilations Never Forget:journey Of Revelations
Muze Music Compilations Less You Know The Better
Muze Music Compilations Freedom Writers (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Black Belt Theatre(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dream Deferred(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Legends Never Die(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Gratitude(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Extended Play(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Afro Samurai (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Sunset Blvd
Muze Music Compilations Treble & Reverb (deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Comin Back Hard
Muze Music Compilations 9th Wonder Presents:jamala Is The Squ
Muze Music Compilations PTSD:POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations What Goes Around
Muze Music Compilations 2k8
Muze Music Compilations Formula(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Presents The Tribal Council(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Wonder Years
Muze Music Compilations Classic
Muze Music Compilations (Abstract) Best(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Wonder Years

Associated Artists and Works

Def, Mos
Black Star [PA] ~ Def, Mos
DJ EFX
Reflection Eternal [PA] ~ Hi-Tek
High & Mighty
Mos Def
Union

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/21/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 277308
Music Label Name Label : Warner Bros.
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093624993278

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.68)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Talib Kweli earns the respect he gets. He's got plenty of brains and enough flow...he's balanced the two with integrity and grace."

Entertainment Weekly (p.133)
- "It's a groovy jam session with thinky lyrics about decadence and empowerment." -- Grade: A

Uncut (p.96)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Madlib, Pete Rock and Kanye West turn in some of their best recent work....[Kweli] sounds nimble and at ease..."

CMJ (p.42)
- "[The album covers] a range of lyrical topics and underground hip-hop styles with great success."

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