The title of Talib Kweliâ€šÃ„Ã´s newest solo venture sums up his message. Qualityâ€šÃ„Ã´s lyrics speak to a higher quality of living â€šÃ„Ã¬ preaching love in place of violence and personal health over material wealth. The passion of Kweliâ€šÃ„Ã´s words is met perfectly by the craftsmanship of his music, compositions blending classical tones, funk, blues and soul molded by Kweliâ€šÃ„Ã´s amazing sense for melody.
Kweliâ€šÃ„Ã´s socially conscious attitude is all but absent in the world of commercial hip-hop. Qualityâ€šÃ„Ã´s greatest success is taking the undeniably infectious tone and production of commercial hip-hop and infusing it with underground energy and integrity. Kweliâ€šÃ„Ã´s rhymes are playful yet their message dead serious, such as on the track â€šÃ„ÃºThe Proudâ€šÃ„Ã¹: â€šÃ„ÃºKurt Loder asks me what I say to a dead copâ€šÃ„Ã´s wife / Cops kill my people every day, thatâ€šÃ„Ã´s life.â€šÃ„Ã¹ Longtime friend and collaborator Mos Def joins on â€šÃ„ÃºJoy,â€šÃ„Ã¹ an inspiring song where Kweli proclaims â€šÃ„ÃºI’m so blessed to have a boy and a girl, everyday they bring joy to my worldâ€šÃ„Ã¹. On â€šÃ„ÃºGet Byâ€šÃ„Ã¹ Kweli challenges drug addiction over a perfect danceable track of piano and soulful vocal harmonies that aim straight for the heart. Featuring guest spots by Black Thought, Pharoahe Monch, Novel and others, this is a must have for fans of lyrical substance and quality melodic hip-hop.