Talib Kweli discography

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

Solo Albums[edit]

Album Title Release Date Label Peak Chart Positions
US Rap
Quality November 19, 2002 Rawkus Entertainment
21 6
The Beautiful Struggle September 28, 2004 Rawkus Entertainment/Geffen Records
14 3
Right About Now: The Official Sucka Free Mix CD November 22, 2005 Koch Records
Eardrum August 21, 2007 Blacksmith Music/Warner Bros. Records
2 2 1
Gutter Rainbows January 25, 2011 Javotti Media/3D
29 7 5
Prisoner of Conscious May 7, 2013 Javotti Media/Caroline Distribution
48 7 4
Gravitas December 15, 2013 Javotti Media/Caroline Distribution
114 25 13
P.O.C. Live! October 21, 2014 Javotti Media/Caroline Distribution
114 25 13
Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides Vol.1 July 7, 2015 Javotti Media
Fuck the Money August 14, 2015 Javotti Media


Album Collaboration Collaboration Partner Peak Chart Positions Year
US Rap
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Black Star Mos Def 53 13 1998
Train of Thought Reflection Eternal Hi-Tek 17 5 2000
Hip Hop for Respect (EP) Various Artists Mos Def 2000
Liberation (EP) Talib Kweli & Madlib Madlib 2006
Revolutions per Minute Reflection Eternal Hi-Tek 18 5 3 2010
Habits of the Heart Idle Warship Res 2011
Indie 500 Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder 9th Wonder 2015


  • 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
  • 2014: Javotti Media Presents: The Cathedral


Solo Singles[edit]

Year Song Title Chart Positions Album
U.S. R&B
U.S. Rap
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
"Human Mic"
"Come Here"(featuring Miguel)
"High Life"(featuring Rubix & Bajah)
"Upper Echelon"
"Favela Love"(featuring Seu Jorge)
2013 "State of Grace" featuring Abby Dobson Gravitas
"Rare Portraits"
"The Wormhole"
"What's Real" (featuring Res)
"Violations" (featuring Raekwon)

Collaborative Singles[edit]

Year Song Title Collaboration Partner Group Name Chart Positions Collaborative Project


1998 "Definition" Mos Def Black Star 60 31 3 Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star
1999 "Respiration" (feat. Common) 54 6
2000 "One Four Love Pt. 1'" Mos Def, Kool G Rap, Rah Digga, Sporty Thievz, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Common, Pharoahe Monch & Posdnuos 55 4 6 Hip Hop for Respect EP
"Move Somethin'" Hi-Tek Reflection Eternal 32 1 Train of Thought
2001 "The Blast" (feat. Vinia Mojica) 48 2
2009 "Back Again" (feat. Res) Revolutions per Minute
2010 "Just Begun" (feat. Jay Electronica, J. Cole & Mos Def)
"In This World"
"Strangers (Paranoid)" (feat. Bun B)
"Midnight Hour" (feat. Estelle)
2011 "Driving Me Insane" Res Idle Warship Habits of the Heart
"Beautifully Bad"


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]

List of guest appearances
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"Know That" 1999 Mos Def Black On Both Sides
"The Truth" Pharoahe Monch, Common Internal Affairs
"Y'all Stay Up" 2000 Youngblood Brass Band Unlearn
"Get Back Pt. II" 2001 Hi-Tek, DCQ Hi-Teknology
"Theme from Hi-Tek" Hi-Tek
"The Anti-Love Movement" Da Beatminerz, Total Brace 4 Impak
"Live On Stage" (Remix) Dilated Peoples N/A
"Bridge to 'Bama" (Hi-Tek Remix) 2002 Soulive Next
"Rhymes and Ammo/Thirsty!" The Roots Phrenology
"Raw Shit" 2003 Jaylib Champion Sound
"Get 'em High" 2004 Kanye West, Common The College Dropout
"Freedom" Estelle, John Legend The 18th Day
"Let It Breathe" 2005 Hush Bulletproof
"Ridin'" David Banner, Dead Prez Certified
"If" 2006 Kenn Starr Starr Status
"Certified Samurai" 2007 RZA, Lil Free, Suga Bang Afro Samurai: The Album
"Feel the Bass" Sa-Ra Creative Partners The Hollywood Recordings
"Real Women" UGK, Raheem DeVaughn Underground Kingz
"Be Alright" Scribe Rhyme Book
"Express Yourself '08" Statik Selektah, Termanology, Consequence Spell My Name Right: The Album
"Time" Hi-Tek, Dion Hi-Teknology 3
"Put Ya Stamp On It" 2008 Akrobatik Absolute Value
"History" 2009 Mos Def The Ecstatic
"Lock Shit Down" Chali 2na Fish Outta Water
"Math" Chico DeBarge Addiction
"Oh Really" KRS-One, Buckshot Survival Skills
"Crossfire" Swollen Members Armed to the Teeth
"Get Started" 2010 Strong Arm Steady In Search of Stoney Jackson
"Alright" Stat Quo Statlanta
"Ironside" Quincy Jones Q Soul Bossa Nostra
"Go" Nelly, Ali 5.0 (Deluxe edition)
"Chain Heavy" Kanye West, Consequence GOOD Fridays
"Set It Off" 2011 The Away Team, Rapsody Scars & Stripes
"Stay the Course" DJ Shadow, Posdnuos The Less You Know, the Better
"Family First" Mac Miller I Love Life, Thank You
"You're Gone" Statik Selektah, Colin Munroe, Lil Fame Population Control
"Finally Free" 2012 DeStorm Power Be Careful
"Spike Lee Was My Hero" Skyzoo A Dream Deferred
"Fly Away" Peter Andre Angels & Demons
"Learn Truth" 2013 R.A. the Rugged Man Legends Never Die
"Home" Statik Selektah Extended Play
"Rise Up" Jon Connor Unconscious State
"Around the Block" Pretty Lights A Color Map of the Sun
"Flowers" Illa J, Frank Nitt, Niko Gray, Rhettmatic Sunset Blvd.
"G.U.R.U." Marco Polo, DJ Premier PA2: The Director's Cut
"Hickory" 2014 Kool A.D., Boots Riley Word O.K.
"D.R.E.A.M." Pharoahe Monch PTSD
"Where's the Love" Diamond D, Elzhi, Skyzoo The Diam Piece
"Dopamine" Chris Webby, Grafh, B-Real, Trae tha Truth Chemically Imbalanced
"The Second Line" 2015 David Lyttle Faces
"For the Love" GRiZ Say It Loud
"The Dreamer" 2016 Anderson .Paak, Timan Family Parker Malibu
"Greatness" Karma Fields New Age Dark Age
"Touch" Shura TBA

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