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Birth name: Talib Kweli Greene.
Born: October 3, 1975 Philadelphia, PA.
NEW pictures of Talib Kweli at "Talib Kweli On Tour For 'Eardrum'", House of Blues Chicago
January 20, 2008
Talib Kweli is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. He is one of the best-known rappers in alternative hip hop, and is frequently critically acclaimed, despite not having seen significant commercial success. His name in Arabic means "student". Talib and fellow rapper artist Mos Def purchased Nkiru, which is Brooklyn's oldest black-owned bookstore, and converted it into the Nkiru Center for Education and Culture. He also studied experimental theater at New York University (NYU).
Kweli's mother was an English professor and his father a sociology professor. As a youth, he was drawn to Afrocentric rappers, such as De La Soul and other members of the Native Tongues Posse, and soon began recording with rapper Mos Def, who he had met in high school, and producer Hi-Tek.