Video: Talib Kweli – Hostile Gospel Pt. 1 (Behind the Scenes)

On location in Lagos, Nigeria.

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51 Responses to “Video: Talib Kweli – Hostile Gospel Pt. 1 (Behind the Scenes)”

  1. D. Billz Says:

    hostile takeover > Hostile Gospel

  2. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Euro > Dollar Billz

  3. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Billy, what did we establish that the ‘D.’ stood for?? Was it Darnell or Darius?

  4. killa jones Says:

    the American empire>>>>>the british empire

  5. Plug Says:

    The 5 Deceptions
    6 Comments Written by D Bills on June 9, 2007 – 11:28 am “Transformers, heffas robots in disguise”

    I figured since they’re resurrecting a classic cartoon into a movie that I’d take the time to address some other popular Decepticons. No, I’m not talkin’ about the villain to the Autobots or a defunct NYC gang (Google it). I’m referring to the physical deceptions that guys face when meeting females in clubs, bars, lounges, parties, and well… even online. I wanna focus on the public areas though, because that’s where the main problems arise: a dark ass room full of drunk strangers dancing (or hiding) under the disco ball (I think they still have those in clubs… or those weird ass lights that move sporadically throughout the room for that visual effect where if hits the right person at the right angle you could easily be “deceived”). I’ve narrowed them down to 5 (which I think are the most important and prevalent) so lets begin, shall we?

    FACE – It’s the first thing you see and usually the last thing you remember. But, lets be real… shorty don’t look like that! Why do you think companies like Mac, Maybelline, Lancome and them other lil’ shits in Macy’s in Nordstroms stay in business? Women spend hundreds of dollars a year to cover up their damn face. As men we understand you have a few blemishes that you’d like to cover up (which I can assure you as a self-conscience male that there are natural alternatives), but when I wake up next to damn near a totally different person… Houston… we have a problem. Blush, mascara, eye liner, etc. Got damn! Why don’t you just do us a favor and put on a mask altogether since that’s what you’re doing anyway? Time and time again it NEVER fails. You meet up with shorty somewhere or have to pick her up and we all thinkin’ the same thing, “oh HELL nah!” Now this broad wanna do ALL the activities that require you to be seen with her in public: movies, dinner, malls, meet ya homeboys. Sheeeeeeeit! You are not embarrasing me in front of the homies. Bad enough I gotta drive a half hour out of my intended destinations because I don’t want to bump into ANYBODY I know. Fellas, the next time she invite you over, look at the top of her dresser. Count how many damn make-up products she got. In-fuckin’-sane. Gettin’ ready to go out, for them, is literally a metamorphisis. These heffas be mutating into more attractive prototypes of themselves. Bags, bumps, bruises, blemishes [”B stands for”… lol], all that is revealed when the mask is finally off. Off subject, but not really, this is why I don’t see why mofos be sweatin’ celebrity chicks. She got professionals to make her look like that. But I digress. I wish I would’ve invested into Mac stocks back then. I’d be rich. From Halle Berry to mildly scary… that’s not a good look. Literally.

    ASS – Ha! And here I was thinkin’ that this “damn, even the OTHER type of chicks got ass” epidemic was out of the blue. Nah… that “blue” is this new denim they’ve been creating lately. All of a sudden everybody has an extra lift against gravity in the upper thigh region. Yeah, we peep da bunz out MADD early when we spot a chick in a public place. But fellas, how many times have you been ready to “get down with the get down”… and shorty drop dem draws… and you’re like… what the fuck happened? Yeah, that “pretty brown round” (c) Nas) look like two garbage bags full of water hangin’ on a gate. There are a few dissappointing things in life that are irreversible: missing the bus, payin’ to see a wack movie, not graduating ’cause you got less credits than you thought you had… and Saggy Ass tops them ALL. Don’t get me wrong… once we’re both naked then I must fulfill the duty I was called to do. But best belive during those backshots we’re lookin’ down, thinkin’ things like, “look at this bullshit… it don’t even move right… she need to do some squats… ass look like a stack of wheat bread”… and other random ponderings. Speakin’ of gravity effected body parts…

    BREASTS – Titties, hooters, knockers, “the twins”, etc… whateva the hell you wanna call ‘em. Whoever invented the push-up bra must be a billionaire. This one is probably the biggest illusion of them all. Yeah… shorty got on that tight ass shirt… top 3 buttons unbuttoned… and BAM! There they are, right in your face. Dependin’ on how she looks, you’ll probably notice those firsts before you see her face (and if she isn’t that attractive then it’s probably intentional). They look so perfect… judging from how much Johnson & Johnson she must’ve rubbed on the clevage area right before she put her clothes on. BUT… once again… time to see the goods… and it’s not all good. She (or you, depending on your sexual situation) unhook that bra and them shits look like they’re tryin’ to commit suicide off of her chest via a bungee jump. You’re lookin’ like, “whoa… those are NOT the same titties I saw at the club the other night”. But unfortunately, they are. And depending on her shape, it can either make or break the overall physique once she’s butt-ass. She lay down and both breasts part like they’re havin’ a disagreement. And I’ve noticed that usually the women who flaunt their tig ol’ bitties the most don’t have no bunz (see: Ass). Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but gravity aint.

    HEIGHT – Now, I’m a tall guy. 6′1 to be exact. Might not seem that tall, but standing next to a female it makes a big difference. I don’t have anything against short chicks or people in general, but them damn stilettoes be throwin’ me off. For one, they definitely add to that whole Ass deception (along with the denim). But, once again, if you’re a guy (like me) who happens to be more into the vertically inclined women then it messes with everything. A 5′5 chick can easily be 5′8 in the club. Then you go pick her up… you know what… eff that… you go to “make it happen” and this midget walk her naked ass outta the bathroom. As a tall dude, that can pose a problem for many reasons. Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather be with a cute short chick than a fugly tall one. But certain things just don’t look right when together. I’m not tryin’ to look like opposite ends on your cell phone signal when in public with you. Just a preference.

    HAIR – Ahhh, the most debated one. India.Arie made a song about it. Spike Lee included a segment about it in School Daze. There are books about it. But DAMN a good weave is undectable. I don’t care if it’s short, long, straight, nappy (yes, “nappy”… the term that was used by Blacks before Imus used it as a term of degredation… accept it and embrace it), or whateva. I just wanna know… which one is really yours? And if you’re secure about it, why try to hide it? And usually fellas have to find out about this one the hard way because she’ll tell you in the middle of hittin’ it, “watch my hair!” Then there are other scenarios: pickin’ her up for the 1st time after yall met, seeing her get ready while waitin’ for her in the crib, walkin’ around the grocery store with that scarf, etc. Ladies yall might not believe it, but often certain hair styles, colors, etc. can make you look like two different people. I love the ‘locs, twists, etc. and all other natural hair styles. But all I’m sayin’ is, meeting you with the Haiwaiian silky # 5 one week, and then pickin’ you up with the fresh dark caeser the next, can catch a brotha off guard.

    Ok, so there you have it… the 5 major deceptions. Now, this post wasn’t meant to hate, degrade, or any other nonsense you sensitive heffas are gonna come up with. But simply point out the things that fellas are often fooled by when meeting a woman in a public social function. It’s one of the reasons why it’s best to approach a women in her more “natural” state: in a grocery store, in her work uniform, in the gym, etc. Not only that, they tend to be more open and inviting to conversation. Because often women mask more than just their physical appearance, but their personality as well when meeting them in a social function. It seems that when it’s time to “dress up”, the attitude comes along with the outfit and it’s quite annoying, pre-mature, vain, and DECEPTIVE. Why be sadidy just because you have a skirt on with your boobs out? Fellas, you can catch these same heffas in the aforementioned situations outside of a club, and they are the most shy and insecure creatures. It’s quite laughable. Fellas don’t have anything to hide, and even if we tried, we CAN’T. You aint gonna think a brotha is diesel just because he got a smedium shirt on. With us, what you see is what you get. And ladies, I know, for the most part you can’t help the way you look. You are simply trying to alter (or re-adjust) the physical perception just a tad to your liking. You often feel unassured about many things that men don’t know about, and most of it trickles down from how you were taught (mothers, grandmothers, etc). Women have taken upon this mentality due to the tradition to fulfill a man’s desires blah blah blah blah blah… FUCK OUTTA HERE! HA! Save that sad ass shit for another ninja. I’m lookin’ out for my manz and ‘em on this one.

    So the next time yall in the club/bar/lounge fellas… remember… don’t let the yak fool ya. There are Megatrons all over that place. And if she aint talkin’ about pluckin’, save your money and “roll out” (c) Optimus Prime
    —————-
    classic cosign

  6. EnglandRepresent Says:

    lol @ that Billy novel.

    Pipe down Killa you numpty.

  7. green eyes Says:

    the d stands for D’quanallac

    chillin on this end Eng. wish i had something fascinating to report, but everything id pretty steady.

  8. D. Billz Says:

    LMAO @ Plug pastin’ that whole shit. I was ventin’ like a mofo..

    Plug… EngBing…

    What it is?

    @ Eng… Darius?

    *pours powder in hand*

  9. EnglandRepresent Says:

    lol @ Greenie.

    It doesn’t stand for Deshaun or Djenabou?

  10. soulbrotha Says:

    NIGERIA IS IN THE BUILDING you seee it!

  11. nation Says:

    what it is

  12. Jud Buechler Says:

    Lol, at the above novel/Book…But I dont mind a woman with some make up as long as its not heavy and cakey.

    Even with beautiful skin make up can enhance your looks, it’s just that It can take you up a couple of notches. But if it takes you from a 3 to an 8 than thats a problem. It’s suppose to be complimentary and not Face altering.

    I dont like weaves, or women with fro’s rocking scarves, doobies, and bandannas around their head. If a women wears a hat and scarves on their head all the time, then something is suspicious.

    tall women>short women

  13. killa jones Says:

    lol @ that Billy novel.

    Pipe down Killa you numpty.
    ^^^
    lol numbty???

    must b that euro humor

  14. landLORD Says:

    … the D stands for Dwight …

    … Dwight Errington Myers …

    … DBillz is HeavyD … true story …

  15. D. Billz Says:

    tall women>short women

    ^All day. On that note…

    1

  16. D. Billz Says:

    landLORD Says:

    March 17th, 2008 at 10:45 pm
    … the D stands for Dwight …

    … Dwight Errington Myers …

    … DBillz is HeavyD … true story …

    ^LOL @ Chubb Rock’s weed carrier… What up ahk?

  17. D. Billz Says:

    Btw, shoutouts to Coppin State College still being the only HBCU to win a game in March Madness.

    B’more stand up.

    Dunbar High b-ball legacy >>>>

  18. Jud Buechler Says:

    fucking a thick broad is>Fucking a skinny broad

    Wifing a skinny broad>wifing a thick broad…

    Ya girl is gonna gain weight any, so you might as well take em while they are skinny

    Broads like trina ( the old trina) knows how to work that ass in the bedroom. You might as well be gay if you prefer to fuck a broad like Naomi campbell

  19. EnglandRepresent Says:

    *daps Billy*

    Easy tiger (none)

  20. Jud Buechler Says:

    Dunbar High b-ball legacy >>>>

    ***

    Dunbar won back to back b-ball championships in Ohio too

  21. landLORD Says:

    … WTF is a “bumdiddlydiddlydiddlydiddlydee” ANYWAY ? … Mr. Myers ? …

    … Biz Markie > Heavy D …

  22. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Pipe down Killa you numpty.
    ^^^
    lol numbty???

    must b that euro humor

    ^^Must be that American spelling

  23. landLORD Says:

    *daps DBillz*

    … whaddup Mayor ? … whats the business in Baltimore Mt. Vernon ? …

  24. Jud Buechler Says:

    I am the greatest worst basketball player to play in the NBA. I had a Jay though and you can’t take that away from me.

  25. landLORD Says:

    … big titties > big butts …

  26. Jud Buechler Says:

    Booty with dimples> booty with no dimples

  27. Jud Buechler Says:

    If the woman doesnt have any stretch marks or bullet wounds then she aint no freak.

  28. EnglandRepresent Says:

    KRS’ nose > Biz Markie’s bottom lip

    (none)

  29. D. Billz Says:

    landLORD Says:

    March 17th, 2008 at 10:53 pm
    … WTF is a “bumdiddlydiddlydiddlydiddlydee” ANYWAY ? … Mr. Myers ? …

    … Biz Markie > Heavy D …

    ^All the great lyricists were doin’ their own hip hop version of scatting back then:

    Das EFX
    Jay-Z
    Redman
    Lords of the Underground
    Naughty By Nature

    Heavy’s plethora of top 10 singles > Chubb’s 2 singles

  30. EnglandRepresent Says:

    big titties > big butts …

    ^Co-signal

  31. D. Billz Says:

    @landLORD… parylayin’, on a much needed Spring Break from school, workin’ hard, and buildin’ with the Nuwabs in D.C. on Sundays.

  32. landLORD Says:

    *re: Women*

    … dark skin > light skin …

    … big breasts, no ass > big ass, no breasts …

    … tall > short …

    … Dominican > Puerto Rican …

    … Columbian > Mexican …

    … Haitian > Jamaican …

    … no children > has children …

    … heffer > bitch …

    … slut > whore …

    … dumb > smart …

    … old > young …

    … Arab > Asian …

    … Palestinian > Jew …

  33. D. Billz Says:

    EnglandRepresent Says:

    March 17th, 2008 at 11:01 pm
    big titties > big butts …

    ^Co-signal

    ^Lies. A chick can grow titties after child birth. However, nice butt cheeks are genetic.

  34. landLORD Says:

    ^All the great lyricists were doin’ their own hip hop version of scatting back then:

    Das EFX
    Jay-Z
    Redman
    Lords of the Underground
    Naughty By Nature

    ——————–

    … Fat Joe, too … right ? …

  35. Ghost writer Says:

    I just bought a Yacht from some guy by the name of Scott Storch on eBay……shit is kinda nice…..I got a great deal too…..

  36. Behind the scenes of Talib Kweli’s “Hostile Gospel” video « Inverse Says:

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  37. D. Billz Says:

    … big breasts, no ass > big ass, no breasts …

    ^HELLL nah.

    … dumb > smart …

    ^Strictly for pluckin’. Not as the main lady though.

  38. Jud Buechler Says:

    big breasts, no ass > big ass, no breasts …

    ***

    Not for me. I’ll take a bitch with some ass and no titties any day, before a broad with some titties and no ass.

    White girls =big breast no ass, but I’ll take that but I cant take a black chick with no ass and some titties….when they gain weight, they look bad and lopsided.

  39. EnglandRepresent Says:

    big titties > big butts …

    ^Co-signal

    ^Lies. A chick can grow titties after child birth. However, nice butt cheeks are genetic.

    ^^Well it depends if you’re looking to snare the wench for good doesn’t it William? Remember a fat ass at 24 can turn into a something reminiscent of two fuck off Hot Air Balloons colliding together by the time that ass hits 50. Word to Eskay’s Moms.

  40. D. Billz Says:

    landLORD Says:

    March 17th, 2008 at 11:05 pm
    ^All the great lyricists were doin’ their own hip hop version of scatting back then:

    Das EFX
    Jay-Z
    Redman
    Lords of the Underground
    Naughty By Nature

    ——————–

    … Fat Joe, too … right ? …

    ^Of course. His work pre-J.O.S.E. is acceptable. Afterwards? Basura.

    Don Carta > the rest of his catalog

  41. landLORD Says:

    … smh @ Talib Kweli ? …

    … his voice hurts my ‘Eardrums’ …

    … i fear he’s somewhat overrated…

    … its a shame, cause i kinda like the dude’s thought process …

  42. D. Billz Says:

    1

  43. Jud Buechler Says:

    Fucking a bitch with no ass, is not whats hood. Backshots>tittie fucking.

  44. landLORD Says:

    Eng Rep said

    Remember a fat ass at 24 can turn into a something reminiscent of two fuck off Hot Air Balloons colliding together by the time that ass hits 50. Word to Eskay’s Moms.

    ————————

    … LMAO … i too, noticed that about her …

  45. landLORD Says:

    Jud Buechler said

    Backshots>tittie fucking.

    ——————

    … nosign (c) RIGZ …

    … tittie fucking and releasing mayo upon facial features > backshots and the condom broke … (c) babyLORD …

  46. landLORD Says:

    *levitates into air causing funnel-cloud in living room*

    *electricity goes out*

    …… …… ……

  47. RIGZ Says:

    # No more ty big’s just call me Kenard Says:
    March 17th, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    blaze22 Says:
    March 17th, 2008 at 3:15 pm
    Why would anyone throw shit on stage? That is just dumb..

    …because some people need to convince them selves they are ” tough guys ” but don’t have the balls to stand up on their own, so they launch something from the crowd then disappear and hide behind said crowd acting like who did that…..

    ^^^^^^^^

    NO, NO, NO.

    Because if you come to London (Stratford Rex of ALL places), and let your song play without singing any words, your gonna get bottled. Or people are rushing the stage…

    Wayne’s lucky no-one likcked off shots for that kinda stunt. I’m actually surprised no-one got shot. Its not everyday people come here to perform, so people take it serious.

    Plus everyone was pissed about Hollow Man getting banned from the show…

    He’s lucky he took off his jewels to be honest.

    *Spuds everyone in & out of Nahland*

  48. nation Says:

    … Palestinian > Jew …

    ^ nah, right.

  49. Jud Buechler Says:

    Arabs smell like spoiled raw meat and beef Jerky. Especially people from India. They are the nicest people but gaddamn they stank.

    Africans need to wash up too, smell like a gaddamn zoo. Like a dirty ass elephant and dried up shit.

    Whites smell like a wet dog

    Blacks smell like Old wood, cause their house stank. Those nasty ass apartments and projects make your house stank and it gets on your clothes

    Hispanics smell like stale burritos and taco salads.

  50. game over Says:

    wayne might get fucked up in the states pacing the stage while the dj plays his recrds after folks paid good money to see him rap live….it’s a bad economy…he was asking for it…

  51. David Blackham Says:

    can I kick it?

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