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Talib Kweli quotes: I was always rhyming and doing it for the love before I found out I was gonna have children and when I found out, doing it for the love wasn't I was always rhyming and doing it for the love before I found out I was gonna have children and when I found out, doing it for the love wasn't enough.
Talib Kweli quotes: Do the math: You never settle for less than the whole if you knew the half. Do the math: You never settle for less than the whole if you knew the half.
Talib Kweli quotes: I look at the deejay thing as a tier thing. If I'm not going to compete on that level, I'm just going to do it as a hobby. I look at the deejay thing as a tier thing. If I'm not going to compete on that level, I'm just going to do it as a hobby.
Talib Kweli quotes: If you ain't using all the talents God provided you withFor the betterment of Man, understand,You ain't nothing but a waste. If you ain't using all the talents God provided you with
For the betterment of Man, understand,
You ain't nothing but a waste.
Talib Kweli quotes: Hip-hop isn't as complex as a woman is. Hip-hop isn't as complex as a woman is.
Talib Kweli quotes: If you look at my career, doing albums with Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake, Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne or KRS-One and Jean Grae, I can't be pigeonholed. If you look at my career, doing albums with Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake, Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne or KRS-One and Jean Grae, I can't be pigeonholed.
Talib Kweli quotes: If lyrics sold then truth be told/I'd probably be just as rich and famous as Jay-Z. If lyrics sold then truth be told/I'd probably be just as rich and famous as Jay-Z.
Talib Kweli quotes: Who you? Your name smaller than fine grains in couscous It's the highest calibre, your calibre is deuce deuce Who you? Your name smaller than fine grains in couscous
It's the highest calibre, your calibre is deuce deuce
Talib Kweli quotes: But it becomes disrespectful when the artist's process is not respected. But it becomes disrespectful when the artist's process is not respected.
Talib Kweli quotes: I don't feel comfortable making empty music. I don't feel comfortable making empty music.
Talib Kweli quotes: But you have to be creative on how you sell yourself and market yourself. But you have to be creative on how you sell yourself and market yourself.
Talib Kweli quotes: Hip-hop is a vehicle. Hip-hop is a vehicle.
Talib Kweli quotes: I met Mos Def around that time but I didn't hook up with him until I was about 17 or 18. I met Mos Def around that time but I didn't hook up with him until I was about 17 or 18.
Talib Kweli quotes: That's what hip-hop is: It's sociology and English put to a beat, you know. That's what hip-hop is: It's sociology and English put to a beat, you know.
Talib Kweli quotes: Please, this is no disrespect to whoever your man is though. This relationship is strictly musical like D'Angelo Please, this is no disrespect to whoever your man is though. This relationship is strictly musical like D'Angelo
Talib Kweli quotes: Music is not an exact science so depending on the time and the mode and the energy when we do it that will determine what happens with it. Music is not an exact science so depending on the time and the mode and the energy when we do it that will determine what happens with it.
Talib Kweli quotes: I think hip hop is a dance music that's rebellious by nature. I think hip hop is a dance music that's rebellious by nature.
Talib Kweli quotes: I don't care if Rick Ross is 40 years old he's a misguided 40-year-old person. I don't care if Rick Ross is 40 years old
he's a misguided 40-year-old person.
Talib Kweli quotes: Coltrane had a sax, Dale Earnhardt drives a race car and everybody has their tools. Coltrane had a sax, Dale Earnhardt drives a race car and everybody has their tools.
Talib Kweli quotes: Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction. Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction.
Talib Kweli quotes: We speak the love language, they speak from pain and anguish.Some don't love theyselves, so they perception is tainted. We speak the love language, they speak from pain and anguish.
Some don't love theyselves, so they perception is tainted.
Talib Kweli quotes: Why give you the cure when the disease makes money? Why give you the cure when the disease makes money?
Talib Kweli quotes: Just because no one can understand how you speak,Don't necessarily mean that what you be sayin is deep. Just because no one can understand how you speak,
Don't necessarily mean that what you be sayin is deep.
Talib Kweli quotes: I remember looking back on a photo of me ... wearing a suit that was, like, two sizes too big for me. I think a lot of guys don't know I remember looking back on a photo of me ... wearing a suit that was, like, two sizes too big for me. I think a lot of guys don't know what fits.
Talib Kweli quotes: I look at the deejay thing as something - I'm good at it because I have my own music. I have enough rhythm to blend at this point. I look at the deejay thing as something - I'm good at it because I have my own music. I have enough rhythm to blend at this point.
Talib Kweli quotes: There just needs to be a gay rapper who's better than everybody. That's when that question will no longer be able to be asked. There just needs to be a gay rapper who's better than everybody. That's when that question will no longer be able to be asked.
Talib Kweli quotes: I don't go into any album with pressing issues. I just try to write songs. I don't go into any album with pressing issues. I just try to write songs.
Talib Kweli quotes: Hopefully, we learn to appreciate hip-hop here so that it doesn't go the way of jazz. Hopefully, we learn to appreciate hip-hop here so that it doesn't go the way of jazz.
Talib Kweli quotes: I listened to a mind joint, and I wanted to do my own version of it, and what you hear on my mixtape is my take on what the whole I listened to a mind joint, and I wanted to do my own version of it, and what you hear on my mixtape is my take on what the whole CD sounds like.
Talib Kweli quotes: You can have your own opinion, but not your own facts. You can have your own opinion, but not your own facts.
Talib Kweli quotes: A flower that grow in the ghetto know more about survival than the one from fresh meadows. A flower that grow in the ghetto know more about survival than the one from fresh meadows.
Talib Kweli quotes: I will never do a record without some sense of responsibility. I will never do a record without some sense of responsibility.
Talib Kweli quotes: I ignored your aura but it grabbed me by the hand, like the moon pulled the tide, and the tide pulled the sand. I ignored your aura but it grabbed me by the hand, like the moon pulled the tide, and the tide pulled the sand.
Talib Kweli quotes: Let me finish my music, and let me present it the way I want to present it. And then share it, put it online, do whatever you want to do Let me finish my music, and let me present it the way I want to present it. And then share it, put it online, do whatever you want to do after that.
Talib Kweli quotes: God gave us music, so we play with our words. God gave us music, so we play with our words.
Talib Kweli quotes: I'm not an artist that has a big, huge radio record that's going to be on BET. I'm not an artist that has a big, huge radio record that's going to be on BET.
Talib Kweli quotes: People can be inspired the way I've been inspired by music. People can be inspired the way I've been inspired by music.
Talib Kweli quotes: I think its man's nature to go to war and fight. I think its man's nature to go to war and fight.
Talib Kweli quotes: Hi-Tek is on three or four songs on the new record. Hi-Tek is on three or four songs on the new record.
Talib Kweli quotes: The way I see it, if people truly love my music, they will support me in some way down the road. The way I see it, if people truly love my music, they will support me in some way down the road.
Talib Kweli quotes: They ask me what I'm writing for - I'm writing to show you what we're fighting for. They ask me what I'm writing for - I'm writing to show you what we're fighting for.
Talib Kweli quotes: You gotta get back to your essence,Use your gifts and share your presence,Don't count your dollars 'til you count your blessings. You gotta get back to your essence,
Use your gifts and share your presence,
Don't count your dollars 'til you count your blessings.
Talib Kweli quotes: A true artist does not depend on radio for success. A true fan does not let radio determine what they support A true artist does not depend on radio for success. A true fan does not let radio determine what they support
Talib Kweli quotes: I'm not looking to set a standard ... but, I believe I have offered a challenge to others with my work. I'm not looking to set a standard ... but, I believe I have offered a challenge to others with my work.
Talib Kweli quotes: Even an independent label is looking for a hit, they're not looking for a record that's not gonna do well. Even an independent label is looking for a hit, they're not looking for a record that's not gonna do well.
Talib Kweli quotes: Everybody could write, deejay, rap. Everybody could do it all. Everybody could write, deejay, rap. Everybody could do it all.
Talib Kweli quotes: Things are fluid in this world, and if you don't remain fluid, you get lost in the sauce. Things are fluid in this world, and if you don't remain fluid, you get lost in the sauce.
Talib Kweli quotes: We get high on all types of drugs when, all you really need is Love We get high on all types of drugs when, all you really need is Love
Talib Kweli quotes: War is not civilized. War is not civilized.
Talib Kweli quotes: And you know, art as commerce, doesn't really make too much sense, they don't go together. And you know, art as commerce, doesn't really make too much sense, they don't go together.
Talib Kweli quotes: Fortunately, artists can live off their works, if you're creative at how you do it. If you just depend on the videos and the radio, you're at a loss. Fortunately, artists can live off their works, if you're creative at how you do it. If you just depend on the videos and the radio, you're at a loss.
Talib Kweli quotes: Before Eminem, the idea that there would be a white rapper that anybody would really check for was fantastic or amazing or impossible. Before Eminem, the idea that there would be a white rapper that anybody would really check for was fantastic or amazing or impossible.
Talib Kweli quotes: The problem with our role is Americans live in a world of illusion. The problem with our role is Americans live in a world of illusion.
Talib Kweli quotes: If I'm performing with a DJ, it's all on me to draw the energy. I like the camaraderie of a band. If I'm performing with a DJ, it's all on me to draw the energy. I like the camaraderie of a band.
Talib Kweli quotes: The most important time in history is - NOW - the present, So count your blessings cause time can't define the essence. The most important time in history is - NOW - the present,
So count your blessings cause time can't define the essence.
Talib Kweli quotes: Once you're signed to a label you compromise. Once you're signed to a label you compromise.
Talib Kweli quotes: You gotta eat right, you gotta have healthy habits, you know, and balance out your decadence with a healthy lifestyle during the day. You gotta eat right, you gotta have healthy habits, you know, and balance out your decadence with a healthy lifestyle during the day.
Talib Kweli quotes: Consider me the entity within the industry without a history of spitting the epitome of stupidity. Consider me the entity within the industry without a history of spitting the epitome of stupidity.
Talib Kweli quotes: I'd like to work with Outkast, I'd like to work with RZA, I'd like to work with Timbaland, York, a whole bunch of people. I'd like to work with Outkast, I'd like to work with RZA, I'd like to work with Timbaland, York, a whole bunch of people.
Talib Kweli quotes: If you go to a college campus and you do stop and frisk, you're going to find a lot of drugs there too. If you go to a college campus and you do stop and frisk, you're going to find a lot of drugs there too.
Talib Kweli quotes: You have to learn how to harness technology so you can use it for positive stuff without being disconnected from nature. You have to learn how to harness technology so you can use it for positive stuff without being disconnected from nature.
Talib Kweli quotes: We commute to computers;Spirits stay mute while you eagles spread rumors.We survivalists, turned to consumers ... We commute to computers;
Spirits stay mute while you eagles spread rumors.
We survivalists, turned to consumers ...