Talib Kweli is someone that many people haven’t even heard of or paid attention to. Jay-Z gave him props talking about how lyrical he is. Talib Kweli teamed with Mos Def to form Black Star and they dropped one of the dopest albums ever. Talib Kweli have released eight solo and collaborative albums and a plethora of mixtapes in over 20 years. Talib Kweli released his debut album, Quality a couple years prior and I loved that album. The Beautiful Struggle was his second album and my expectations were high because of his debut project. The Beautiful Struggle featured Common, Faith Evans, Anthony Hamilton, Mary J. Blige and John Legend. The Beautiful Struggle featured production from Kanye West, The Neptunes, Supa Dave West, Just Blaze and Hi-Tek. I Try was the first single and it featured the legendary Mary J. Blige.
I Try was a very popular video and track when it was released. Mary J. Blige did her thing on the hook, Kanye West produced it and Talib Kweli signature flow was on display. I Try was nice, but the next single was also nice. Never Been in Love was the track and it was produced by Just Blaze. Honestly, Never Been in Love is one of my favorite tracks from Talib Kweli. Overall this is a great album and one that should be in your collection for all my fellow hip hop heads. Like always, peep the track listing below and it’s followed by the stream links.
- Going Hard ft. Idle Warship
- Back Up Offa Me ft. Reflection Eternal
- Broken Glass
- We Know ft. Faith Evans
- A Game
- I Try ft. Mary J. Blige
- Around My Way ft. John Legend
- We Got the Beat ft. Idle Warship
- Work It Out
- Ghetto Show ft. Anthony Hamilton & Common
- Black Girl Pain
- Never Been in Love
- Beautiful Struggle
Where are all my Talib Kweli fans? Do you remember his album, The Beautiful Struggle? What’s your favorite tracks off the album? Leave some feedback below about Talib Kweli or anything related to the Beautiful Struggle album.