Talib Kweli’s sociopolitical awareness is evinced in his music and, starting in October of 2014 with the launch of the Ferguson Defense Fund, he raised over 100k in support of community programs of grassroots organizations in the city where Michael Brown was fatally shot a little over a year ago. Talib surprise-dropped his album Fuck The Money for free today, which is a patent critique of capitalism and materialism following in the fashion of his willingness to speak out on socially relevant topics, such as in this interview yesterday with Bill Maher. Enjoy this single, “He Said She Said” from the album below.
The Los Angeles bass wizard Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat has had an eventful year so far, being a part of Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, as well as Kamasi Washington’s album The Epic. Now he’s releasing his first solo material in two years. The album The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam dropped today. Check out “Them Changes” below and the rest of the album here