From Black Star to "Get By" to this year's Gutter Rainbows, Talib Kweli has been a significant part of the game since the late '90s. Known for his very deliberate flow as much as for his message-driven lyrics, Kweli is the rare emcee that's never compromised. Even his smash hits show no signs of pandering; dumbing it down would be antithetical to his mission statement

Wednesday, Kweli picks up the mic at the Showbox at the Market. Believe he'll drop knowledge.

Talib Kweli
Wednesday, March 30
8 p.m.
The Showbox at the Market
1426 1st Ave, Seattle
Tickets $20