“Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli has a talent for summing up ambitious concepts in powerfully concise phrases.” – Spin Magazine
TALIB KWELI is one of the most admired and respected rappers of his time, best evidenced by Jay-Z's famous Black Album rhyme: "If skills sold, truth be told/I'd probably be, lyrically, Talib Kweli."
TALIB KWELI’s buzzworthy duo act IDLE WARSHIP, with singer/songwriter RES, will make its anticipated Florida debut at the Center’s Knight Concert Hall. In 2009, the famed rapper joined longtime collaborator RES to form IDLE WARSHIP. The hip-hop/electro group released their first official album, Habits of the Heart, in November 2011. In a bold and indefinable mash-up of influences, the 12-track album uniquely mixes hip-hop, electronic and alternative music.
IDLE WARSHIP will be joined by members of the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO). This 11 piece chamber orchestra will be guest directed by Sam Hyken in collaboration with FUSE, the young patron’s group of MISO. Hyken will lend his symphonic ear as he and his eleven classical players join IDLE WARSHIP to create an unconventional way of listening to hip-hop. This performance will mark the first time that TALIB KWELI works with an orchestral section.
In addition, the critically successful MC and gifted hip-hop artist will also perform hits from his solo career such as the crowd favorites “I’m on One”and “Get By,” a track produced by Kanye West.
$100 tickets provide access to the best seats in the house, and an opportunity for a post-show meet & greet with the artists.
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