Video: Talib Kweli – “Get By”
Like most God fearing Americans, I’ve been spending a lot of time the past several weeks listening to Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. It’s got me reflecting on what a great producer he is. In fact, I think he’s arguably the greatest producer in hip hop history. Not only does he create incredible beats for his own work, but he’s put together some of the best instrumental tracks for other rappers like Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Drake, Common, and others.
“Get By” by Talib Kweli is a case in point. Off Kweli’s album Quality from 2002, Kanye samples Nina Simone and Love to create the beat, and it has a great original chorus to boot. Talib is a great rapper, and you hear it in this track. Yes, it’s from 2002, but you can hear Kanye’s and Talib’s genius in this one. Give it a listen.