Talib Kweli
Ear Drum
WB/Blacksmith
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It’s kind of a tough to call with this CD. I feel like this dude is the tightest rapper that nobody cares about. That’s harsh, I guess, because Talib is obviously a talented guy. That said, listening to this album is sort of like being in school and having a teacher lecture you. I feel like Talib needs to kick back a little and make something a little more casual. I feel bad being the one to review this album, just ’cause I’m not a Talib fan. I’m sure that a lot of people will like this, but for me it’s a lot more of the same. Big up, selecta! Rewind!—Colin McKay