Talib Kweli Quotes


32 Talib Kweli quotes:



"So I just had to step up how I was doing it and the moment that I stepped up and the moment I focused all my energy on that is when things started to happen. So there's a direct relationship between my inspiration and my output."
"Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest way to be heard is to be on the radio, but you should never compromise who you are, your values or your morals."
"And you know, art as commerce, doesn't really make too much sense, they don't go together."
"Hi-Tek is on three or four songs on the new record."
"Hip-hop isn't as complex as a woman is."
"Once you're signed to a label you compromise."
"The problem with our role is Americans live in a world of illusion."
"But you have to be creative on how you sell yourself and market yourself."
"A lot of these people, these program directors, just like anybody else in the world, even though they're supposed to be leaders in the world, they're followers. They follow what they think someone else is doing, instead of trying to blaze a trail."
"I think music sharing of any kind is great."
"I'm not looking to set a standard... but, I believe I have offered a challenge to others with my work."
"Well if somebody's giving me a script, I'll consider it. But it's not something I'm chasing."
"You have to know when to be arrogant. You have to when to be humble. You have to know when to be hard and you have to know when to be soft."
"As far as being on a major label, some labels get it and get what they have to do, and some labels don't. I don't think the label I'm on necessarily gets it, but I think over time they're gonna have to."
"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."
"I will never do a record without some sense of responsibility."
"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."
"I not only wanted to showcase lyrical skills but also continue to drop knowledge on the hiphop community. I'm looking to elevate through my music, and through my music I educate."
"I started rapping because I wanted people to hear what I have to say, I want as many people to hear me as possible, and I do everything in my power to make that pop."
"Even an independent label is looking for a hit, they're not looking for a record that's not gonna do well."



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