Riff: Talib Kweli – “Ready Set Go”

May 6, 2013

On your mark get set when I start to jet look how far I get/I’m not only an artist they say, one is the loneliest number but still regardless second best don’t exist it’s a little oxymoronic/What if I listened to haters who never bothered hittin’ high water marks cause the markets flooded with garbage

from Ready Set Go lyrics by Talib Kweli

For as inconsistent as Talib Kweli has been you can’t help but admire his stick-to-itiveness. Issues with his label and dogged attacks from critics put his confidence in a crisis. He compares his tribulations to a race, and blasts those who think they can beat him to the finish – rapid-fire lyricism at its finest; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

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

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