Fact: Hip-hop icon Talib Kweli is to be honoured for his career achievements by New York's Brooklyn Music School. The I Try hitmaker will be one of three special guests at the community institution's 100th anniversary celebrations, where the Brooklyn native will be feted alongside jazz bassist Bill Lee and singer Barbara King. The 1 November (12) event will double as a fundraiser to boost donations for the non-profit performing arts school.
Quote: "It was me and 17 white people!" Rapper Talib Kweli felt like the odd one out when he joined celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and comedian Jimmy Fallon on a charity trip to Africa in 2004 and 2005, which was filmed for the MTV show Trippin'.
Fact: Hip-hop stars Mos Def and Talib Kweli are reuniting their group BLACK STAR for a pair of concerts in New York this spring (09). The duo will come together to play two shows at The Nokia Theater in Time Square in May (09) as they each prepare for the release of their solo albums this summer.
Fact: American rapper Talib Kweli owns more than 30 baseball caps, but admits, "I only wear them once and then they're gone."