Talib Kweli (Regent Theatre)

The Regent Theatre | Los Angeles, CA | March 7, 2018 | Words & Photos: Chris Camargo |

Talib Kweli came through the Regent Theatre in Downtown LA on his Radio Silence Tour. Radio Silence also being the title of his 16th album, which – as with all of Talib’s music – displays the gap that exists between him and all other MC’s rhyming today. The show could have been called ‘The Graduate Seminar’ for how dynamic and political his lyrics never fail to be. Bringing on stage a series of feature performers including Planet Asia and Goapele, Talib Kweli continues to explore and develop his music to a point where, if I can paraphrase Talib’s song “Friends and Family”:

“When he heats it up, he makes the garage smell.”