Talib Kweli Quotes & Sayings

84 most famous Talib Kweli quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 42 year old American musician born on Oct 3, 1975.

Talib Kweli Quotes
“You have to know when to be arrogant. You have to when to be humble. You have to know when to be hard and you have to know when to be soft.”
“I think once you're in the public eye, whether you're a boss, a teacher or whatever you do, that you're automatically in the position of role model. You have people looking up to you, so whether you choose to accept it or not is a different question.”
Talib Kweli Quotes
“There's a lot of activism that doesn't deal with empowerment, and you have to empower yourself in order to be relevant to any type of struggle.”
Talib Kweli Quotes
“Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction.”
Talib Kweli Quotes
“That's what hip-hop is: It's sociology and English put to a beat, you know.”
“If I focus on being an activist and my job is to be a rapper, I'm not going to be as good of a rapper. I need to focus on hip-hop and focus on making the music, so that when the activists come to me and they need my voice to create a platform, then I've got enough people listening to me. Not because I'm conscious, but because I'm dope.”
Talib Kweli Quotes
“Hip-hop isn't as complex as a woman is.”
Talib Kweli Quotes
“The responsibility of an artist is to be honest with themselves.”
“My musical influence is really from my father. He was a DJ in college. My parents met at New York University. So he listened to, you know, Motown, and he listened to Bob Dylan. He listened to Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones, but he also listened to reggae music. And he collected vinyl.”
“The beautiful thing about hip-hop is it's like an audio collage. You can take any form of music and do it in a hip-hop way and it'll be a hip-hop song. That's the only music you can do that with.”

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