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Special Education with Talib Kweli

(@SpecialSays @TalibKweli)
Since I’ve missed out on several Special Education videos since the one with Fashawn, I’m going to make each one have its own post, because they deserve such. So, allow me to play catch up, okay? If you don’t remember, or if you’re not already watching these, Special sits down with a musical guest of honor to play her unique game show. She asks the artist questions, and they’re tasked with having to pick a song or album from their own discography as their answer. Special writes down what she thinks the artist will choose, and if she guesses correctly, she gets a point (the artists can also give her points, just because, haha). It’s fun and we sometimes learn some backstory to songs.

That said, in this episode she sat down with hip hop artist Talib Kweli. They talk about a song of his that he’d play at an old folks home, an album that took 4 years to write, “Ms. Hill” being the most difficult song to write, the song that was the most fun to make and working with DJ Quik, and more. Watch below.

Written By: Tiffany B.

Music and arts journalist, music curator, and co-boss babe of CrayonBeats since 2008! I've published 3,000+ posts consisting of new music, reviews, and interviews. I also do half of everything of CrayonBeats Magazine, so get familiar with our issues! Aside from being a music aficionado, I'm also a freelance artist/illustrator, a creative soul, a natural born lover, a comic book reader, an optimist, and a bit of a weirdo. I hate writing bios about myself, so see ya.