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Talib Kweli Prisoner of Conscious Release/Tour + “Upper Echelon” on MTV

January 30, 2013 11:34 am

ElD

Hip-hop luminary Talib Kweli will release his 5th solo studio album Prisoner of Conscious on April 23, 2013 via Javotti Media/Capitol/EMI. The album, four years in the making, boasts a slew of guest features from Busta Rhymes, Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar, Melanie Fiona, Marsha Ambrosius, Miguel, Nelly, Ryan Leslie, Seu Jorge and more. His latest effort ushers in a new artistic chapter for Kweli – one that embodies his exceptional musicality and robust creative vision while aiming to give everyone something to relate to.

PRESS HERE to check out the brand new video for new single “Upper Echelon” which recently premiered across MTV platforms.

Kweli will embark on a North American tour kicking off February 8th including performances at SXSW in Austin and The Music of Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall on March 7th in NYC, which will raise money for arts education programs. The full list of tour dates is below.

Feb 8th Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme

Feb 9th Detroit, MI @ 2nd Annual Dilla Day Tribute Concert at The Fillmore

Feb 17th Las Vegas, NV @ Bank Nightclub at The Bellagio

Feb 22nd Lawrence, KS @ The Granada

Feb 23rd Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar

Feb 24th Denver, CO @ The Summit

Feb 26th Boston, MA @ The Middle East

Feb 27th Providence, RI @ Fete

Feb 28th Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

March 1st Chicago, IL @ The Shrine

March 16th Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 7th New York, NY @ The Music of Prince – Carnegie Hall

March 17th Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl

March 18th Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl

March 29th Montreal, Canada @ Club Soda

March 30th San Bernardino, CA @ Paid Dues Festival

March 31st Vancouver, Canada @ Bar None

April 1st Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

April 2nd Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

April 3rd Arcata, CA @Arcata Theater

April 4th San Francisco, CA @ Club DNA

April 5th Los Angeles, CA @ The Key Club

April 6th Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

April 7th Santa Ana, CA @ Yost Theater

April 13th Chicago, IL @ Double Door