Talib Kweli Announces Gravitas Release Date, Reveals Artwork

blame it on Shake October 4, 2013

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Although his fifth studio album Prisoners of Conscious was just released in May, Talib Kweli is planning the release of album number six for the same calendar year. On December 15th, fans will be able to purchase Gravitas directly from the Brooklyn rapper as he’s decided to kill the middleman.

When you pre order my newest project, Gravitas, available Dec 15th, you will be buying it directly from me, no middleman, and I will now have a direct relationship with you. Who needs this industry when we have each other. The technology exists for me to have this relationship with the fans, and vice versa. It is a grand experiment. Let’s go for it!

Pre-orders are already available on, Talib’s new site that he created to build a stronger relationship between him and his fans.

Imagine me being able to look up every member of my fanbase on my iPhone and actually know who they are on a personal level. This is the dream I’ve always had. To be able to actually recognize you at the meet & greet. To be able to actually know how you were feeling yesterday because I’m following you on Instagram and Twitter. That why I’ve started this club.

Most people are only worried about sales figures and sales volume. I am worried about you – the people whose money make my dream possible. I want to be able to say thank you, not just to a huge group of anonymous fans, but to specific ones that actually care about my career and the art that I’m sharing with the world.