Published Jan 27, 2010TRACK OF THE DAY: The reunion of Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek under the Reflection Eternal banner has been official for a while now, but until recently not much music had emerged from the reformed duo. With full-length Reflections Per Minute on the way, the recently dropped The Re:Union mixtape, with DJ Statik Selectah, and posse cut "Just Begun" are weighty tracks to digest in the meantime.
Over a minimalist Hi-Tek beat, "Just Begun" is a shrewd merging of established and cutting edge lyricists. Jay Electronica, with his current single, "Exhibit C," and Jay-Z Roc Nation signee J. Cole are both riding waves of increasing popularity, and both MCs put in notably hungry appearances that overflow with humility and hedonistic swagger, respectively. Kweli leads off the whole affair with a simile-laden verse, while the rejuvenated Mos Def's economic treatise cleans up on a track clearly focused on pugilistic lyrical dexterity.
Download Reflection Eternal's "Just Begun" here.