Talib Kweli Teases A Collab With Kanye West That Denounces White Nationalism
Talib Kweli and Kanye West have some unreleased music in the vault, and the collab’s subject matter is quite interesting considering Kanye’s recent political movement. Kweli hopped on Instagram Tuesday night (Oct. 30), where she shared a clip of an unreleased collaboration he recorded with Ye in Jan. 2018 that denounces white nationalism.
The IG video features Kweli reciting the song lyrics over piano keys. The track seems to reference the Charlottesville protests in which white nationalists stormed the streets of Virginia, which ultimately resulted in the death of Heather Heyer.
“Me and Kanye West started an album together last January,” he wrote in the caption. “That same month Candace Owens trolled me on Twitter and her followers called me all types of n***as and monkeys for months. Hey Ye it’s probably time to revisit this one… lyrics are timely AF. Welcome back.”
The unreleased clip comes after Kanye announced that he would be distancing himself from politics. He claimed that he was being used to spread messages he didn’t believe in after, Candace Owens attached his name to the “Blexit” campaign’s apparel line.
“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative,” he tweeted on Oct. 30.
Since Kanye is done with politics altogether, it’s unclear if he would still be willing to finish his collaboration with Talib. We’ll have to see if he decides to revisit the song within the next year.
In the meantime, check out the clip in the video below.