Riff: Talib Kweli – “Before He Walked”

May 6, 2013

We listen to the same songs but we hear em different/Serenade to death like we got a fear of livin/Having a seance on stage cause the spirits risin/Stop the devilish ways with cleaver displays of lyricism

from Before He Walked lyrics by Talib Kweli

More often than not Talib’s gonna get in your ear about what’s right and what’s wrong. It’s just a matter of how much you can take before you tune it out. It’s a bit predictable, rapping about bad rap, but if you know Kweli he’s not going to change for anyone; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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