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October 3, 1975 in Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Talib Kweli Greene (born October 3, 1975) is an American hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur, and social activist. He is the son of professional educators. In 2011, Kweli founded Javotti Media, which is self-defined as: "a platform for independent thinkers and doers." Kweli earned recognition early on through his collaboration with fellow Brooklyn rapper, Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, when they formed the group Black Star. Kweli's musical career continued with solo success including collaborations with producers Kanye West, Just Blaze, and Pharrell Williams. Kweli has supported new artists J.
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