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Riff: Talib Kweli – “Rocket Ships”

May 6, 2013

Movin’ at the speed of a solution/Bleeding in the streets as you’re breathing pollution/They’re saying that we need a revolution/But their passion is reduced to all caps on a computer

from Rocket Ships lyrics by Talib Kweli

Talib works best when he’s throwing quick jabs, bobbing in out of the beat like Sugar Ray Robinson. Maybe it’s cause he has that nasally tone that makes him feel the need to be so forthright – or maybe it’s the hypocrisy he sees behind the meatball philosophers overtaking social media; [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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