"For me to have made his radar back then was a career booster," the Black Star MC recalls after reading Hova's "Moment of Clarity," which name-checks Kweli. "It meant whatever I'd done, I'd become the upper echelon"
Talib Kweli Greene (October 3, 1975) is an American rapper who performs under the name Talib Kweli. His first name in Arabic means "student" or "seeker" (طالب); his middle name in Swahili means "true". Kweli gained prominent recognition through Black Star, a collaboration with fellow MC Mos Def.