Talib Kweli’s ‘Upper Echelon’ & A Peek Behind The Scenes

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Talib Kweli is out with his new video for “Upper Echelon” off of his forthcoming Prisoner of Consciousness album. The gritty track gets the straight up treatment with Talib showcasing his flow and a couple of fly honey’s. In a recent interview with Hip Hop DX Kweli described the new album as “Songs that are more focused on life and what people are going through, and dealing with the social conditions in that way as opposed to speaking directly to the social conditions…” And the dark beats at the base of this song definitely bear that out. Bonus behind the scenes/interview footage below.

Behind The Scenes of “Upper Echelon”

Talib talks the role of independence in his forthcoming album and the “Upper Echelon” video as well.