• Talib Kweli
Cover of Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story

“Before Talib Kweli became a world-renowned hip-hop artist, he was a Brooklyn kid who wandered the streets of Greenwich Village with a motley crew of artists, rappers, and DJs who found hip-hop more inspiring than their textbooks. Kwelis was the first generation to grow up with hip-hop as established culture. As childhood friendships turned into collaborations, Kweli gained notoriety as a rapper in his own right, ultimately leaving his record label, and taking control of his own recording career. Here Kweli tells the winding, always compelling story of the people and events that shaped his own life as well as the culture of hip-hop that informs American culture at large. --Adapted from jacket.


Kweli, Talib. Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story. New York: MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.