Talib Kweli is one of the most highly respected emcees in the game today. Beginning with his career with Mos Def, the duo released their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut Black Star in 1998. Kweli hasn't stopped, releasing three solo albums and two further collaboration albums with Hi-Tek and Madlib, he has garnered a reputation as an uncompromising conscious emcee (aside from an appearance on "Get 'Em High"), and even earned a shout out on Jay-Z's The Black Album:
If skills sold truth be told,
I'd probably be, lyrically Talib Kweli
Perhaps that is the reason this mixtape collaboration with DJ Mick Boogie. The group Idle Warship, consisting of Kweli, singer Res, and singer/rapper Graph Nobel originally collaborated on Kweli's 2000 Train of Thought release and recently released their debut full-length project, Party Robot, for free on the interwebz. Party Robot departs from Kweli's typical style and results in club-playable songs (with "The Warship" being the standout track). Definitely a worthwhile download for you hip hop heads out there. Hit the jump for tracklist/stream/download link.
Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,