Brooklyn native and rap legend, Talib Kweli performed at Brooklyn Bowl on October 15th for the second consecutive night. Backed by a live band, Kweli performed a number of songs off his newest album Gotham, which was made in collaboration with Diamond D. He also performed classics like Raw Shit, Get By, and payed tribute to the late, great MF DOOM and Biz Markie.
The night was opened by the incredibly talented Dudley Music, who alternated between keys, guitar, saxophone, drum machine, and flute while rapping and singing through his set. Proceeding was a DJ set by Niara Sterling, including hits, remixes, and deep cuts alike, that kept the vibe in the room until it was time for Kweli. DJ Spinelect fired the crowd up with Simon Says to finally bring out Talib Kweli to the Brooklyn Bowl stage.
The live band cannot get enough credit for this amazing show. With Brady Watts on bass, Camau Bernstine on drums, Chris Rob on keys, and Matthias Loescher on guitar, their incredible passion was apparent well beyond just their playing ability. Every artist got their time to shine with consecutive solos, with Watts and Rob even getting a chance to flex their freestyling abilities.