Versatile, ingenious and dextrous Talib Kweli is an entrepreneur, hip-hop recording artists and also a social activist. This American born personality rose to fame when he collaborated with Mos Def who belongs from Brooklyn to form the popular group known as the Black Star. He has gained success while performing solo acts and he has worked with famous music personalities like Just Blaze, Pharrell Williams, and Kanye West. He also has his own record company named as Javotti Media that he founded in the year 2011. In the year 2017, Talib Kweli released a new solo album called, Radio silence. This auspicious and astounding personality has earned a huge amount of fortune by the virtue of his hard work and dedication. So, let’s check out the net worth of Talib in 2018.
Talib Kweli early life
Born in the year 1975 on October 3rd, Talib Kweli Greene is raised in Park Slope in Brooklyn, New York. His mother is Brenda Greene who is an English professor by profession and she works at the Medgar Evers College which is part of the city university of New York. His father works as at Adelphi University in the administration department. Talib Kweli has a brother named, Jamal Greene who is highly educated.
He has graduated from Yale law school and is currently a professor at Columbia Law school who teaches Constitutional law. Talib went to Cheshire Academy in Connecticut and before this, he was a student at Brooklyn technical high school. He had also studied at New York University in experimental theater. Talib has always been inspired by rap styles sings which were Afrocentric. In the year 2009, Talib Kweli got married to DJ Eque. He has two children with Darcel Turner namely, Amani Fela Greene and Diane Eshe Greene.
Talib Kweli Career, Awards & Achievement
It was in the year 1996 when Talib Kweli made his rapping debut. He showcased his talent in an album known as Doom by Cincinnati and Ohio Group Mood. It was in Cincinnati that Talib met with DJ Hi-Tek. In the later years, these two collaborated on certain projects like Reflection Eternal. During the time period between 1998 and 2000, Talib returned to New York. He formed a group named Black Star with Mos Def. They released an album known as Mos Def and Talib Kweli are the black star and it was produced by Hi-Tek. This album was released in 1998.
In 2000 Talib along with Hi-Tek made an album called, Train of thought. In the year 2000, both Mos Def and Talib Kweli worked on a project called the Hip Hop for Respect. This was mainly organized for protesting against the Amadou Diallo case. In the year 2001, Talib and Mos made their contribution to the compilation album known as Red Hot + Indigo. It was in 2002 when Kweli released his solo album. He also a part of the album, The College Dropout which was Kanye West’s debut album that achieved huge success. Talib has worked with Rawkus records and also Blacksmith records and in the year 2011, he founded his own record label known as Javotti Media. Talib Kweli is also known for his social activist works.
Awards and achievements
In the year 2014, Talib Kweli was nominated for the BET hip-hop awards for his song State of Grace. Then in 2007, he was nominated for MTVU woodie awards. In 2011 and in 2013 he got a nomination for O music awards and Soul train awards respectively.
Net worth of Talib Kweli
The net worth of this famous rapper is estimated to be around $5.5 million. Talib has worked on several musical projects and has his own record label, Javotti Media.
Talib Kweli belongs to a very educated family and he himself went to New York University for pursuing a degree in experimental theatre. Later he developed a certain amount of passion for rap music and has worked on many projects.