Published Jun 17, 2011Though he's still coasting on the promotion cycle for his latest album, Gutter Rainbows, prolific Brooklyn-based hip-hopper Talib Kweli already has some more work lined up for himself. On top of prepping a follow-up to his latest, the rapper is also penning a book.
All Hip Hop reports that the busybody is already deep into writing an as-yet-untitled tome. The book will highlight his upbringing and will also push the spitter's philosophy on life.
"I am still a relatively young person in the scheme of the world, so I don't feel like I feel like I will stop learning by any strength of the imagination," he said of the book. "I've learned some things that I can impart that can be worth something to some people."
Though he's hoping to have a physical release date set for Gutter Rainbows in North America (it was only issued digitally on this continent), Kweli is also in the midst of completing a new album called Prisoner of Conscious. Though concrete details are lacking at present, the rapper did reveal that it will contain a collaboration with Brazilian singer/guitarist Seu Jorge. The two hooked up when Kweli was visiting the country.
"When I was in Brazil, I tweeted that I would love to do a song with him," Kweli said. "Five minutes later his manager responded and we put the song together."
While a firm date has yet to be set for the new record, it's expected to go online sometime this summer.