Talib Kweli and 88-Keys’ relationship dates way back to the late 90’s when ocho linked with Kweli and Mos Def for “Thieves in the Night” off their classic Black Star LP. Unfortunately, since then, the two have only collaborated once more (“After the Rain,” Gutter Rainbows).
That changes today… sort of. Taking to his Soundcloud page, 88-Keys liberated a remix he had started a while back of Talib Kweli’s “Upper Echelon” off his Prisoner of Conscious LP. While it’s not quite an “official” pairing, I’m still counting it because it’s dope! Take a listen to the “Top Tier” remix–which also features Kentucky rhymesayer Nemo Achida–below.