Quality (album)

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Quality
Talib Kweli Quality.jpg
Studio album by Talib Kweli
Released November 19, 2002
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 65:13
Label Rawkus
Producer Kanye West, Megahertz, DJ Quik, DJ Scratch, J Dilla, Soulquarians, Supa Dave West, Ayatollah, Eric Krasno, Dahoud Darien
Talib Kweli chronology
Train of Thought
(2000)
Quality
(2002)
The Beautiful Struggle
(2004)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (79/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (9.1/10)[4]
PopMatters 9/10 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [6]
Spin (8/10)[1]
Stylus Magazine B [7]
Uncut 3/5 stars[8]
Vibe 4.5/5 stars[9]
Yahoo! Music UK 8/10 stars[10]

Quality is the debut studio album by American rapper Talib Kweli. The album was released on November 19, 2002, by Rawkus Records. It received wide critical acclaim and had some commercial appeal from the song "Get By", produced by Kanye West. Kludge magazine included it on their list of best albums of 2002.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Keynote Speaker" (featuring Dave Chappelle) Eric Krasno 2:14
2. "Rush" (featuring Xzibit) Megahertz 3:42
3. "Get By"   Kanye West 3:47
4. "Shock Body"   DJ Scratch 3:49
5. "Gun Music" (featuring Cocoa Brovaz)   3:45
6. "Waitin' for the DJ" (featuring Bilal) Dahoud Darien 4:03
7. "Joy" (featuring Mos Def) Ayatollah 4:14
8. "Talk to You (Lil' Darlin')"   The Soulquarians, Talib Kweli 5:00
9. "Guerrilla Monsoon Rap" (featuring Black Thought, Pharoahe Monch, & Kanye West) Kanye West 4:13
10. "Put It in the Air" (featuring DJ Quik) DJ Quik 4:56
11. "The Proud"   Ayatollah 5:06
12. "Where Do We Go" (featuring Res) J Dilla 3:58
13. "Stand to the Side" (featuring Novel & Vinia Mojica) J Dilla 6:32
14. "Good to You"   Kanye West 4:21
15. "Won't You Stay" (featuring Kendra Ross) Supa Dave West 5:25

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[12] 21
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Quality". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  2. ^ Steve Huey (2002-11-19). "Quality - Talib Kweli | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Talib Kweli - Quality". HipHopDX. 2002-11-22. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  4. ^ "Talib Kweli: Quality | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2002-12-10. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  5. ^  . "Talib Kweli: Quality". PopMatters. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  6. ^ Talib Kweli (2002-11-19). "Talib Kweli: Quality : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  7. ^ "Talib Kweli - Quality - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  8. ^ "Talib Kweli - Quality". Uncut: 76. February 2003. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  9. ^ "Vibe - Google Livres". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  10. ^ "LAUNCH, Music on Yahoo! - Talib Kweli - 'Quality'". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  11. ^ "The Best of 2002". Kludge. Archived from the original on July 22, 2004. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Talib Kweli – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Talib Kweli. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  13. ^ "Talib Kweli – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Talib Kweli. Retrieved October 23, 2014.

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