Talib Kweli discography

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This is the discography of Talib Kweli, an American rapper.

Solo albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1][2]
US R&B
[1][3]
US Rap
[4]
2002 Quality 21 6 *
2004 The Beautiful Struggle 14 3 *
2007 Eardrum 2 2 1
2011 Gutter Rainbows
  • Released: January 25, 2011
  • Label: Blacksmith/Javotti Media/3D
29 7 5
2013 Prisoner of Conscious
  • Released: May 7, 2013
  • Label: Javotti Media/Capitol/EMI
48 7 4
2013 Gravitas
  • Released: December 15, 2013
  • Label: Javotti Media
114

Collaborations[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
US R&B
[1][5]
US Rap
[1][6]
1998 Black Star
(with Mos Def)
53 13
2000 Train of Thought
(with Hi-Tek)
17 5
2000 Hip Hop for Respect EP
(with Mos Def)
  • Released: April 25, 2000
  • Label: Rawkus
2006 Liberation
(with Madlib)
2010 Revolutions per Minute
(with Hi-Tek)
18 5 3

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2004: The Beautiful Mix CD
  • 2005: The Beautiful Mixtape Vol. 2: The Struggle Continues
  • 2005: Right About Now: The Official Sucka Free Mix CD - Charted #113 on the Billboard 200. #14 on US Rap Albums[4] and #24 on US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[3]
  • 2006: Brooklyn, Tennessee
  • 2006: Kweli: Confidential
  • 2006: Blacksmith: The Movement
  • 2007: Clinton Sparks & Talib Kweli: Get Familiar
  • 2007: Focus
  • 2008: The MCEO Mixtape
  • 2009: Party Robot (with Idle Warship)
  • 2009: The Re:Union (Mixed By Statik Selektah) (with Reflection Eternal)
  • 2010: Early Mourning Signs
  • 2011: We Run This Vol. 7 (with Mr. E)
  • 2012: Attack the Block (September 12)

Singles[edit]

Solo singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions Album
U.S.
[7][8]
U.S. R&B
[7][9]
U.S. Rap
[7][10]
UK
[11]
2000 "Down for the Count" Train of Thought
2002 "Good to You" 95 Quality
"Waitin' for the DJ" (feat. Bilal) 77
2003 "Get By" 77 29 16
2004 "I Try" (feat. Mary J. Blige) 77 59 The Beautiful Struggle
"Around My Way" (feat. John Legend)
"Flash Gordon" Right About Now: The Official Sucka Free Mix CD
"Peace of Mind" non-album single
2005 "Never Been in Love" The Beautiful Struggle
2006 "Fly That Knot" (feat. MF Doom) Right About Now: The Official Sucka Free Mix CD
"Listen!!!" Ear Drum
2007 "Hush" (featuring Jean Grae)
"Hot Thing" (featuring will.i.am) 102
"Hostile Gospel (Part 1) (Deliver Us)"
2010 "Cold Rain" Gutter Rainbows
2012 "Push Thru"(featuring Currensy & Kendrick Lamar) Prisoner of Conscious

Collaborative singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions Album
U.S.
[12]
U.S.
R&B

[12][13][14]
U.S.
Rap

[7][13][14]
CAN
[14]
1998 "Definition" (with Mos Def) 60 31 3 Black Star
1999 "Respiration" (with Black Star; feat. Common) 54 6
2000 "One Four Love Pt. 1'" (with Mos Def) 55 4 6 Hip Hop for Respect EP
"Move Somethin'" (with Reflection Eternal) 32 1 Train of Thought
2001 "The Blast" (with Reflection Eternal; feat. Vinia Mojica) 48 2
2009 "Back Again" (with Reflection Eternal; feat. Res) Revolutions per Minute
2010 "Just Begun" (with Reflection Eternal; feat. Jay Electronica, J. Cole & Mos Def)
"In This World" (with Reflection Eternal)
"Strangers (Paranoid)" (with Reflection Eternal; feat. Bun B)
"Midnight Hour" (with Reflection Eternal; feat. Estelle)
2011 "Finally Free" (with DeStorm Power) Be Careful
2011 ""So Disgusting"" (with Mr. E) We Run This Vol. 7
2012 "Let Em In" (with Mr. E, Ace Hood) We Run This Vol. 7

Soundtracks[edit]

Promotional singles[edit]

List of singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Stand Up (The Sean Bell Tribute Song)"[15]
(with Swizz Beatz, Maino, Cassidy, Styles P and Drag-On)
2008 Non-album single

Guest appearances[edit]

  • "Alright" Stat Quo featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Around The Block" Pretty Lights featuring Talib Kweli
  • "The Anthem" Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Rakaa, Krondon & Phil Da Agony
  • "The Anti-Love Movement" Da Beatminerz featuring Talib Kweli & Total
  • "Be Alright" Scribe featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Beef 2" Talib Kweli featuring Murda Mook
  • "Broken Anglish" Crunch E.X. featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Bridge to ’Bama (Hi-Tek Remix)" Soulive featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Bullshit" Jane Doe, Black Thought & Talib Kweli
  • "Burner" Donte featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Certified Samurai" RZA featuring Talib Kweli, Lil Free & Suga Bang
  • "Chain Heavy" Kanye West featuring Talib Kweli & Consequence
  • "Chillin’" Erick Sermon featuring Talib Kweli & Whip Montez
  • "The Chosen One (Remix)" Jaheim featuring Ghostface & Talib Kweli
  • "Classic" M.E.D. featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Comin’ From the Lower Level" Chops featuring Phil Da Agony, Ras Kass & Talib Kweli
  • "Communicate" Ge-Ology featuring Sadat X & Talib Kweli
  • "Day By Day" Punch & Words, A.L. & Talib Kweli
  • "Don’t Let Up" Talib Kweli & Planet Asia
  • "Don’t Mess With My Man (Remix)" Lucy Pearl featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Due Process" Lone Catalysts featuring Rubix & Talib Kweli
  • "Everyday Struggle" Papoose featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Fly Till I Die" Pete Rock featuring Talib Kweli & CL Smooth
  • "Freedom" Estelle featuring Talib Kweli & John Legend
  • "Fruits of Labor" Wizdom Life featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Get By (Remix)" Talib Kweli featuring Mos Def, Jay-Z & Busta Rhymes
  • "Get Em High" Kanye West featuring Talib Kweli & Common
  • "Getting My Grown Man On" Little Brother featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Give Up Your Guns" Royce da 5'9" featuring Talib Kweli & Raekwon
  • "Go" Phil Da Agony featuring Ras Kass & Talib Kweli
  • "Go" Nelly featuring Ali & Talib Kweli
  • "Go Crazy" Ras Kass featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Go Slow" Seven featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Godz N The Hood" Ras Kass featuring Talib Kweli, Bishop Lamont & MK Asante
  • "Grow Up" Piakhan & Talib Kweli
  • "Hip Hop Worth Dying For" Main Flow featuring Talib Kweli
  • "History" Mos Def featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Hold It Down" 9th wonder & Buckshot featuring Talib Kweli & Tyler Woods
  • "Hope" Pete Philly & Perquisite featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Hot Night" Me’shell Ndegeocello featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Hunters" Phil The Agony featuring Krondon & Talib Kweli
  • "I Am" Novel featuring Talib Kweli & Spree Wilson
  • "I Will Not Apologize" The Roots, Dice Raw, P.O.R.N
  • "If" Kenn Starr, Asheru & Talib Kweli
  • "I’m With It" Talib Kweli featuring Cory Mo
  • "It’s Going Down (Remix)" Blackalicious featuring Lateef the Truthspeaker & Talib Kweli
  • "Kindness For Weakness" Dilated Peoples featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Know That" Mos Def featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Learn Truth" R.A. the Rugged Man featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Let It Breathe" Hush featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Let Me See (Remix)" Morcheeba featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Like That" Black Eyed Peas featuring Cee-Lo, John Legend, Talib Kweli, and Q-Tip
  • "Live On Stage (Remix)" Dilated Peoples featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Lock Shit Down" Chali 2na featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Long Life" Dela featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Lost Desire" The Roots, P.O.R.N, Malik B
  • "Lunchroom Classics" Makeba Mooncycle featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Lyrical Fluctuations" Jigmastas featuring Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, Mr. Complex & Shabaam Sahdeeq
  • "Make Things Better" DJ Hurricane featuring Talib Kweli & N’Dea Davenport
  • "Millionaires" Talib Kweli & Rubix
  • "Miss January" The Procussions featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Moodswings" Asheru featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Music (Remix)" Leela James featuring Talib Kweli
  • "My Favorite Mutiny" The Coup featuring Talib Kweli & Black Thought
  • "My Life (Remix)" Mystic featuring Talib Kweli & Kam
  • "Neo Hiphop" Postaboy featuring Talib Kweli
  • "New York Shit" Talib Kweli featuring Jean Grae
  • "None of Us Are Free" Talib Kweli featuring Bun B
  • "Officially Missing You (Remix)" Tamia featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Old School" DangerDoom featuring Talib Kweli
  • "On Site" Strong Arm Steady featuring Talib Kweli (can be heard at http://www.blacksmithnyc.com)
  • "On Top" Talib Kweli featuring Krondon
  • "The Ones" Talib Kweli featuring Jean Grae (can be heard at http://www.blacksmithnyc.com)
  • "Think Green" Phil The Agony featuring Talib Kweli
  • "One Step" Strong Arm Steady featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Opposite Day" Pumpkinhead featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Outside the Lounge" Talib Kweli, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Wiseguy, Building Block, Mr. Metaphor & Lil’ Scienz
  • "Poltergeist" Gucci Mane featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Oz Theme 2000" Kool G Rap, Lord Jamar & Talib Kweli
  • "Painkillers" Lauren Pritchard featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Power, Money and Influence" Guru featuring Talib Kweli & Jean Grae
  • "Protective Custody" Hip Hop For Respect featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Raise The Bar" DJ Babu featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Real Life" Talib Kweli featuring E-40
  • "Real Woman" UGK featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Return" U-n-i featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Rhymes & Ammo" The Roots featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Ridin’" David Banner featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Rolling With Heat" The Roots featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Say Goodbye" Rhymefest featuring Talib Kweli
  • "The Science of Selling Yourself" Live version* Less Than Jake featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Sharp Shooters" Talib Kweli & dead prez
  • "She" Brian McKnight featuring Talib Kweli & Musiq
  • "Shuffering + Shmiling" dead prez, Talib Kweli, Jorge Ben & Bilal
  • "Streetlights" Strong Arm Steady featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Subway Surfing" (aka "Getting Up Anthem") Talib Kweli featuring Rakim
  • "Temperature" Zion I featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Temperature Rising" Les Nubians featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Terra Firma" Rubix featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Testify" Styles P featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Time Zone" Apani featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Tha Proem" DJ Quik featuring Talib Kweli
  • "The Thrill Is Gone" Statik Selektah featuring Talib Kweli & Styles P
  • "The Truth" Pharoahe Monch featuring Common & Talib Kweli
  • "Too Late" DJ Scratch featuring Damon Albarn & Talib Kweli
  • "Triangular Offense" Talib Kweli featuring 4-Ize
  • "Wack Niggaz" Kanye West featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Wages of Sin" Mr. Khaliyl featuring Talib Kweli
  • "We Came Up (Crystal Stairs)" Tek N Steele featuring Talib Kweli
  • "We Can Make It Better" Kanye West featuring Common, Q-Tip, Rhymefest & Talib Kweli
  • "What If ?" L-Fudge featuring Mike Zoot, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Skam & Talib Kweli
  • "What They May Seem" Tony Touch featuring Talib Kweli
  • "When I Rhyme" Skyzoo featuring Talib Kweli & Reks
  • "Willie the Pimp" DMC, Talib Kweli, MMM & Ahmet Zappa (Frank Zappa cover)
  • "Ya'll Stay Up" Youngblood Brass Band featuring Talib Kweli
  • "Yelling Away" Zap Mama featuring Common & Talib Kweli

References[edit]