Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli

Birth name

Talib Kweli Greene


3 October 1975 (age 41)
Brooklyn, New York, United States


Hip hop



Years active



Rawkus, Geffen, Blacksmith, Warner Bros., Javotti, EMI, Capitol

Associated acts

9th Wonder, Black Star, Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco, Madlib, Mos Def, Reflection Eternal, The Roots, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams

Talib Kweli Greene (born 3 October 1975), better known simply as Talib Kweli, is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. Kweli first earned recognition through his work with fellow Brooklyn-bred rapper Mos Def in the duo Black Star, as they are collectively known. His debut solo album, Quality, was met with widespread critical acclaim and received some mainstream attention, mainly due to the Kanye West-produced single "Get By".


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