It's out with the old and in with the new on Talib Kweli's latest song, "New Leaders" which, fittingly, brings in a fairly new group, The Underachievers, for some futuristic thinking and progressive leadership. Produced by Statik Selektah, the song is off Kweli's new album Gravitas, which is due out Sunday, December 15 on the rapper's website.
"Got enough followers/I'm looking for some new leaders," Kweli chants on the hook, and it seems he's got some ideas as to what he's looking for (with, perhaps, some nods to his contemporaries). At one point he raps, "These new slaves ain't ready for my masterpiece," which sounds like a bit of a hat tip to one of the guys whose career he helped launch, Kanye West. As far as that new direction, the line "you told me what you don't like/You made that clear, now what do you love?" could be read as a dig or simply a call for more enthusiasm and less criticism.
Regardless, here's one to be enthusiastic about. Check it out below:
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