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Talib Kweli


Talib Kweli was born on October 3, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Talib Greene. See full bio »
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Superbad
Superbad Soundtrack
(2007)
Freedom Writers
Freedom Writers Soundtrack
(2007)

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 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Hugh Jackman/Shaquille O'Neal/Talib Kweli (2015) ... (performer: "Every Ghetto")
 2012 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Brooklyn (2012) ... (performer: "Let Em In" written by nm1252067(as TK. Greene) and Ehlan Tobias, "So Disgusting" written by nm1252067(as TK. Greene) and Ehlan Tobias)
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "Fix Up")
  The Colbert Report (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Black Star (2011) ... (performer: "Fix Up" - uncredited) / (writer: "Fix Up" - uncredited)
 2011 Yelling to the Sky (performer: "R.I.P.") / (writer: "R.I.P.")
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #2.84 (2010) ... (performer: "Ballad of the Black Gold" - as Reflection Eternal) / (writer: "Ballad of the Black Gold")
  Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #8.141 (2010) ... (performer: "Midnight Hour" - uncredited) / (writer: "Midnight Hour" - uncredited)
 2010 Strangers (Paranoid) (Short) (performer: "Strangers (Paranoid)") / (writer: "Strangers (Paranoid)")
 2010 How to Make It in America (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Paper, Denim + Dollars (2010) ... (performer: "Get By (Instrumental)")
 2010 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- We Are the World 25 (2010) ... (performer: "Kidney Now!")
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Video Game) (performer: "My Favorite Song") / (writer: "My Favorite Song" - as T. Kweli)
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kidney Now! (2009) ... (performer: "He Needs a Kidney")
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Video Game) (performer: "My Favorite Song") / (writer: "My Favorite Song" - as T. Kweli)
 2008 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pie (2008) ... (performer: "Do the Hula" - uncredited)
 2008 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (performer: "Everything Man")
 2008 First Sunday (performer: "Get By") / (writer: "Get By" - as TK Green)
 2007 Superbad (writer: "My Favorite Mutiny")
 2007 Freedom Writers ("Listen!!!") / (performer: "Listen!!!")
 2006 My Brother (performer: "Get By") / (writer: "Get By" - as T.K. Greene)
 2006 Stick It (performer: "Abracadabra") / (writer: "Abracadabra" - as Talib Kweli Greene)
 2006 Driver: Parallel Lines (Video Game) (writer: "My Favourite Mutiny")
 2005 Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Documentary) (performer: "Get Em High", "Definition", "Move Somethin'", "Umi Says", "Get By") / (writer: "Definition", "Move Somethin'", "Get By") / (writer: "Get Em High" - as Talib Kweli Greene)
 2002 Brown Sugar (writer: "Brown Sugar (Raw)" - as Talib Kweli Green)
 2002 Ken Park (writer: "Brown Skin Lady" - as Talib K. Green)
 2001 Madden NFL 2002 (Video Game) (performer: "Down for the Count") / (writer: "Down for the Count")
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Other Works:

Album (with Hi-Tek), "Reflection Eternal," Rawkus/MCA/Universal 112 923, 2000. See more »

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1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Black Star
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Has a son born July 4, 1996 and a daughter born June 10, 1999. Talib raps about them in his song "Joy". See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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