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Studio album by Talib Kweli
November 19, 2002
Alternative hip hop
Kanye West, Megahertz, DJ Quik, DJ Scratch, J Dilla, Soulquarians, Supa Dave West, Ayatollah, Eric Krasno, Dahoud Darien
Talib Kweli chronology
is rapper Quality Talib Kweli's first solo album. It was released on November 19, 2002 under Rawkus Records. It received wide critical acclaim and had some commercial appeal from the song "Get By" produced by Kanye West. The album is often hailed as a hip-hop classic by many fans.
Track listing [ edit ]
Megahertz Talib Kweli,
Kanye West Talib Kweli,
Abby Dobson (background), Chinua Hawk (background), Kendra Ross (background), Vernetta Bobien (background), William "Na2" Taylor (background)
DJ Scratch Talib Kweli, Stephanie McKay (background), Tiffany Phinazee (background)
Cocoa Brovaz, Talib Kweli, Junior Cat (background), Michael Rapaport
"Waitin' for the DJ"
Bilal, Talib Kweli
Mos Def, Talib Kweli
"Talk to You (Lil' Darlin')"
The Soulquarians, Talib Kweli (co-producer) Bilal, Talib Kweli, Aisha Mike (background)
"Guerrilla Monsoon Rap"
Black Thought, Kanye West, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli
"Put It in the Air"
DJ Quik DJ Quik, Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli, Jeymes Samuel (background)
"Where Do We Go"
Res, Talib Kweli
"Stand to the Side"
Novel, Talib Kweli, Vinia Mojica
"Good to You"
"Won't You Stay"
Supa Dave West
Kendra Ross, Talib Kweli
Samples [ edit ]
"Get By" contains a sample from "
Sinnerman" by Nina Simone "Get By" contains a sample from "Doggone" by Love
"Shock Body" contains a sample from "Boys With Toys" by
Gap Mangione "Good To You" contains a sample from "Simply Beautiful" by
Al Green "Guerilla Monsoon Rap" contains a sample from "I Never Had It So Good (And Felt So Bad)" by
The Chi-Lites. The name itself is an homage to late professional wrestler Gorilla Monsoon.
"Stand to the Side" features tap dancing from
Savion Glover & was performed as a spoken word piece by Talib Kweli on Def Poetry
Talib Kweli collaborated with
Mos Def, Jay-Z, Kanye West & Busta Rhymes for the remix of "Get By".
Album singles [ edit ]
"Good To You"
Released: July 2, 2002
B-side: "Put It In The Air"
featuring "Waiting For The DJ" Bilal
Released: September 17, 2002
B-side: "Guerilla Monsoon Rap"
Released: March 11, 2003
Chart positions [ edit ]
Billboard 200 21
Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 6
Singles [ edit ]
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