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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality = Quality
Kweli serves up another delight!!! Both the beats and lyrics are sublime, and deliver a variety of sounds mixed with diverse subject matters.
Jay Z on 'Moment of Clarity' states...."that if truth be told he would lyrically be Talib Kweli"....well wouldnt we all! He has good reason to envy the skills of Talib, great thought and passion delivered with aggression and...
Published on 8 Mar 2004 by ring321

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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worst Kweli album is still good
Talib Kweli was one of the first artists to be signed to Rawkus along with Mos Def, Company Flow and Shabaam Saadeeq, which means he prided himself being underground. Fast forward to the new millenium, he comes up with an album which gives further proof why Rawkus is now defunct; they sold out and completely defied what made them an extroardinary label in 1997. This is...
Published on 14 May 2004


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality = Quality, 8 Mar 2004
This review is from: Quality (Audio CD)
Kweli serves up another delight!!! Both the beats and lyrics are sublime, and deliver a variety of sounds mixed with diverse subject matters.
Jay Z on 'Moment of Clarity' states...."that if truth be told he would lyrically be Talib Kweli"....well wouldnt we all! He has good reason to envy the skills of Talib, great thought and passion delivered with aggression and purpose result in great tracks like Good to you, Body shock, Waiting for the DJ, Gun Music, Put it in the air and the antheme Get by.
This album may not appeal to the commerical hip hop lovers. It has no neptunes beats, and few collaborations with big names. Its just a great hip hop album for those who love music.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KWELITY ALL THE WAY!, 13 Dec 2002
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Perfect...Kweli's first solo release is the perfect blend of moods all encompassed in 1 CD. From the more upbeat tracks such as Beat and Put It In The Air, to the typical Kweli deepness on tracks such as Won't You Stay, Where Do We Go, Talk To You and The Proud you can't fault this album. Everything he has ever touched I have loved. He's up there with the very best lyicists, with the likes of Common and Nas. Everyone should own this album, if only take some knowledge from his rhymes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kwelity, 30 Nov 2002
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A solid 'second' album from Kweli. Whilst this on first listen may sound like he has sold-out, like Rawkus, to the mainstream. This album is definitely a 'grower' and the more I've listened to it the more interesting and cool things I've discovered. Don't let the single (waiting for the DJ) or the first track put you off as Bilal contrives to sound his worst on these. 'Put it in the air' is class, although somehow sounds lighter than it does on soundbombing three. Gun Music and Guerilla Monsoon are also stand-out tracks. Fans of Kweli will like this and like it more the more they listen but I think this will also probably appeal to a broader audience. If this converts Nelly listeners into fans of real hip-hop, then is this such a bad thing. If you haven't got Reflection Eternal 'Train of Thought' buy that first as that is genuine five star material.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality- Five Star, 29 Jan 2004
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Kweli has put forward one of the best debut solo albums which totally competes with illmatic. Which in itself is a superb album. Quality is an album compiled together by his true feelings and experiences and to top it off he writes what influenced him to write the song in the booklet. The only thing that I missed on this album was the Hi Tek beats. But he still had the likes of DJ Quik and Shock in the back. New solo album out soon and I hopes it keeps up with the standard of his history.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Talib's best, 6 Jun 2007
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brilliant, worth the money for good to you, the proud, guerilla monsoon, get by, joy- any of these alone. 14 songs of genius. probably the best song for song album i own, apart from the tipping point.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!!!!!, 20 Feb 2012
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Talib Kweli at his finest on this album. All tracks are truly great and have tremendous replay value. HIP HOP AT ITS FINEST! MUST BUY!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worst Kweli album is still good, 14 May 2004
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Talib Kweli was one of the first artists to be signed to Rawkus along with Mos Def, Company Flow and Shabaam Saadeeq, which means he prided himself being underground. Fast forward to the new millenium, he comes up with an album which gives further proof why Rawkus is now defunct; they sold out and completely defied what made them an extroardinary label in 1997. This is not to say that "Quality" is lacking what it's title suggests, but after an 'amazing' album with Mos Def and a 'phenomenal' album with Hi Tek, Kweli forced my expectations rediculously high and a 'fairly decent' album does not meet them. There are two especially good tracks on here: the Kanye West produced 'Get By' and 'Put It In The Air' featuring DJ Quik, both of which have great beats and rhymes and sound great played full blast especially if you posess a huge subwoofer. It was also good to see label mates Pharoah Monch (one of my all-time favourite MCs) and Mos Def appear, although I wanted the latter to drop a verse rather than be on just a chorus.
On its own merits, I do like this album. The beats from Kanye West, Megahertz and Ayatollah are strong and Kweli is generally doing what he's always done. I would recommend "Quality" to listeners of all the modern rap music out at the moment, but those who have followed the works put out on the Rawkus label in the 20th century may be disappointed with its polished content.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lyrical Genious, 3 July 2004
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Talib Kweli is like a ghetto/lyrical shakespeare
The tracks are not only written soo well, the beats are soooo Captivating you will be singing along alllll day!!
A MUST buy..... especially for teh track called "Get By"
Buy it for that alone
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1 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars on first listen..., 17 May 2004
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...this is a pretty decent album.
actually has 2 tracks which are up there with the best Kweli has done.
unfortunately, after a few listens, it becomes obvious that these 2 tracks are the ONLY decent tracks on the whole album. the rest is pure trash.
the promo for his new album sounds promising, tho who knows how much of the better stuff will make the actual album.
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