Video: Talib Kweli Reads Jay-Z’s “Moment of Clarity”

For Google Play’s “Dramatic Interpretations” series, Kweli reads the verse from Jay’s “Moment of Clarity” on which he is mentioned and offers his reaction to the line and his own interpretation.

Kweli’s Prisoner of Conscious is out now, stream it here if you’re looking for a preview.

Previously: Talib Kweli Talks Prisoner of Conscious Art & Liner Notes | Talib Kweli – Prisoner Of Conscious (Album Stream)


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34 Responses to “Video: Talib Kweli Reads Jay-Z’s “Moment of Clarity””

  1. Gob Bluth Says:

    That Murda inc run >>>>

    at the time i hated ja(he was what lil wayne is now) but i respected it, Irv had the blueprint just goes to show you can never take a break in hip hop

    shit moves so fast, you could be topping charts today, a distant memory tomorrow

  2. Gob Bluth Says:

    This is prolly the only Kweli vid i’ve clicked on in years, surely i’m not losing ?

  3. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    cut it out, talib. smh

  4. The Architek Says:

    “I am a GOD!

    ahhhhhhhhh! *falls off toes* /AHHHHHHHHH!!!

    (aaaahh… aaaahh… aaaahhh)”

    yo, i cannot stop laughing at this shit

  5. A-1 Says:

    @ B
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KlWwX9qgXu0

    Rex & Math talkn shit on VladTV lmao

  6. No shots, like stray dogs Says:

    It must suck to be an artist, on a particular radio show etc, trying to promote your music, and all folks wanna know is what you think of some shit kanye or jay z did smh. And instead of telling these interviewers to knock that shit off,they entertain it.

  7. Gob Bluth Says:

    Music business hate me cause the industry ain’t make me
    Hustlers and boosters embrace me and the music I be making
    I dumbed down for my audience to double my dollars
    They criticized me for it, yet they all yell “holla”
    If skills sold, truth be told, I’d probably be
    Lyrically Talib Kweli
    Truthfully I wanna rhyme like Common Sense
    But I did 5 mill’ – I ain’t been rhyming like Common since
    When your cents got that much in common
    And you been hustling since, your inception
    Fuck perception. Go with what makes sense
    Since I know what I’m up against
    We as rappers must decide what’s most important
    And I can’t help the poor if I’m one of them
    So I got rich and gave back, to me that’s the win/win
    So next time you see the homey and his rims spin
    Just know my mind is working just like them

    ^

    top 5 Jay verse

    the irony is what always gets me, rapping about dumbing down yr raps in a verse that’s far from dumbed down

  8. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    “I am a GOD!

    ahhhhhhhhh! *falls off toes* /AHHHHHHHHH!!!

    (aaaahh… aaaahh… aaaahhh)”

    yo, i cannot stop laughing at this shit

    > lol! link?

  9. Mindy Marin Says:

    I wonder if Jay still feels the same way…

  10. The Architek Says:

    kweli… i love ‘em (n)

    but dude can’t live without a movement behind him

    once rawkus evaporated, he been out here swinging;throwing punches by his lonesome

    he needs to either always be standing with jean, or someone else that contrasts against his style when he’s not with mos

    him and styles p are a perfect match

  11. A-1 Says:

    Gob Bluth
    0 mins ago
    Music business hate me cause the industry ain’t make me
    Hustlers and boosters embrace me and the music I be making
    I dumbed down for my audience to double my dollars
    They criticized me for it, yet they all yell “holla”
    If skills sold, truth be told, I’d probably be
    Lyrically Talib Kweli
    Truthfully I wanna rhyme like Common Sense
    But I did 5 mill’ – I ain’t been rhyming like Common since
    When your cents got that much in common
    And you been hustling since, your inception
    Fuck perception. Go with what makes sense
    Since I know what I’m up against
    We as rappers must decide what’s most important
    And I can’t help the poor if I’m one of them
    So I got rich and gave back, to me that’s the win/win
    So next time you see the homey and his rims spin
    Just know my mind is working just like them

    ^

    top 5 Jay verse

    the irony is what always gets me, rapping about dumbing down yr raps in a verse that’s far from dumbed down
    ——–
    This doe
    I wholeheartedly agree wit everything and what u said

  12. A-1 Says:

    *everyhing he said

  13. cOLD Says:

    they e’en had an episode were they parodied ‘the warriors’.

    ^ haha… seent this one…

    my fav ep was when they made pop body a gallon of milk “milk challenge”… to hang out at guys night. lmao.

  14. The Architek Says:

    @kev

    youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4x-N3NSnpoU

  15. cOLD Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nn3ToPueyU

    ^ lol.

  16. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    my fav ep was when they made pop body a gallon of milk “milk challenge”… to hang out at guys night. lmao.

    > lol!

    yo but that death bear episode >>>

    i laugh when i think about it.

  17. cOLD Says:

    high five ghost

    smh.

  18. cOLD Says:

    did you know them niggas on regular show were regular people who are on a perpetual acid trip. True story.

  19. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc7ToDCNP5c

    > cOLD…roff!

  20. A-1 Says:

    Jay & Ye really put cuhz on doe..he kinna insinuatn what I’m sayn..he had the blast wit Hi-Tek but I ain’t kno nobody checcn 4 dis nigga til Get By popped & Hov put his name in a song..dese is facts smh

  21. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    did you know them niggas on regular show were regular people who are on a perpetual acid trip. True story.

    > i absolutely can believe that.

    you seen that episode where they kept giving the life of the party guy soda to keep it live?

    only a nigga on shrooms sees thinks up those visuals.

  22. Plug Says:

    LF:

    No Limit in its prime > Rocafella in its prime

  23. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    high five ghost

    smh.

    > lol! word.

    skips the yeti. haha.

  24. TS-LTE Says:

    Plug
    0 mins ago
    LF:

    No Limit in its prime > Rocafella in its prime

    ^

    *Blank Stare*

  25. Gob Bluth Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nn3ToPueyU

    ^ lol.

    ^

    roffs

    but Adventure time > Regular show

  26. A-1 Says:

    Hov said fucc dat shit I got bills 2 pay..I gotta do what I gotta do..den “Can I get a..” popped..Purist was like “Hell naw shawty smh” but dat nigga blew den came wit Big pimpn..it was pretty much a wrap from den on..Talib shoulda took notes smh lol

  27. cOLD Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y894QNtX0VA

    ^ kev, heres how the trip began. roff.

  28. cOLD Says:

    roffs

    but Adventure time > Regular show

    ^ lol chill nigga. Jake and fin though >>>

  29. A-1 Says:

    Plug
    2 mins ago
    LF:

    No Limit in its prime > Rocafella in its prime
    ——
    Nah cuhz & I’m from da South lol

  30. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    but Adventure time > Regular show

    > no way! it’s cool tho.

  31. A-1 Says:

    Nas did da same shit doe..nigga went from street poet 2 kingpin 2 get dis paper…obv I respect it

  32. A-1 Says:

    Bad boy had niggas on get or lay down status..u wanna sell u eitha put west or u on dis jiggy shit..what’s it gon b..?!! Smh

  33. The Architek Says:

    this was the rise and fall of my past lifestyle

    from nasty to nas from nas to escobar

    mega-popular, center of attraction

    i was the main event on the tv for a while

  34. A-1 Says:

    Nas said fucc dat illmatic sol 5hunnid thou..Biggie went plat out da gate..and got Steve Stoute/Traccmasters on da phone..Escobar was born..2 mil out da gate smh

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