“Now this the shit you ain’t know that you need”

If you follow Talib Kweli on Twitter, you know that he doesn’t suffer fools lightly, and that he always has time. A rotating cast of intelligence-challenged trolls has discovered this, to their detriment and (sometimes) infamy. Talib Kweli’s Twitter is your pro-black morning news. It’s your social justice orange juice.

But Kweli’s fierce intelligence isn’t just on display on Twitter. He regularly releases multiple albums (often for free!) in a year, and has books and other merch on sale at #KweliClub.

In their recent interview on Sway in the Morning, Kweli and Styles P talked about the importance of maintaining intelligence and health, and even gave some book recommendations: Kindred by Octavia Butler, The Prophet by Khalil Gibran, and if you’re looking for something shorter, check out Paulo Coehlo’s Twitter and learn something.

The Seven is just as dope as you’d expect a collab between Styles P and Talib Kweli to be. Check out one of my favorite tracks, “Let it Burn” with Rapsody and Chris Rivers: