Talib Kweli has shared his latest single, “The Jux.”
The track features trumpets from Grammy award-winning composer Maurice “Mobetta” Brown and a dramatic beat by Antwan “Amadeus” Thompson. On the song, Kweli reflects on his two-decade-long career and dares other MCs to go up against him.
“I been a hot topic since a novice / Predicting all the hot shit with the focus of a prophet,” he spits. “I’m looking so classic, way fresher than your stylist / Whip around the curves of the inexperienced drivers with that new car smell, no matter the mileage.” Meanwhile, the accompanying colorful video features Kweli exploring a forest while performing the track, alongside a cameo from actor and comedian Donnell Rawlings.
“The Jux” is the latest offering from Kweli’s forthcoming album, Cultural Currency. The rapper’s last solo album, Radio Silence, was released in 2017. In August, the rapper was suspended from Twitter02 for allegedly harassing a student activist. The victim claimed he attacked her on her other social media accounts including Instagram, and received death threats from his fans. Following his suspension, Kweli said he was moving to Patreon where he plans to share his new album and exclusive tracks.
Watch his video for “The Jux” below: