FUSE recently caught up with Talib Kweli, and took the opportunity to ask him about how his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on "Push Thru" came about. The record, which also features an appearance by Curren$y, is actually an oldie but goodie, and was recorded a while back in Los Angeles. Here's Talib's back story.

I have a house in L.A., and I pay attention to the music. I've been listening to Kendrick Lamar for a long time. Kendrick came over to my house actually a long time ago. He had a record with U-N-I, and he came over to the crib to do a radio show with my wife, she had a radio show. I heard him rhyme back then, and I was like, 'Yo, he's incredible.' And I kept in touch with him, and his whole crew, the Black Hippy crew. So that record that I have with Kendrick is an old record. I just put it out recently.

Also in the FUSE interview, Kweli talks about his upcoming album Prisoner of Conscience, working with Miguel and Nelly, and an unreleased J Dilla track featuring Mike Posner that he's saving for a future project.

Watch above.

[via XclusivesZone]