Talib Kweli On Being Labeled a Conscious Rapper, Macklemore Beating Out Kendrick

blame it on JES7 February 9, 2014

OutDaBoxRadio phone tapped Talib Kweli for an in-depth interview where he built on a variety of topics, ranging from his sixth studio album, Gravitas, being labeled a “conscious rapper,” his new movement, #Kweliclub and rappers being recruited into the Illuminati.

Later, Kweli talks about the current standing of Black Star and his relationship with Hi-Tek. On the topic of Macklemore making a clean sweep and beating Kendrick Lamar out at the GRAMMYs, Kweli said he’s not surprised at all and said “It’s kind of silly” for people to be shocked at the outcome. He went on to say:

I do think it’s misguided to direct your anger toward Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. I don’t think it’s their fault, I think they worked hard. I think they deserve all the accolades and praise.