In the early 2000s, I attended a Talib Kweli concert at Irving Plaza in New York City. At the time, he was my favorite rap artist, and I was eagerly anticipating his performance. In the back of my mind, I was hoping that his Black Star partner in crime, Mos Def, would make a guest appearance. What wasn't on my mind was who his opening act would be.
Like most concertgoers, I tend to ignore opening acts, focusing instead on conversations (and libations). But that night, something happened that I couldn't ignore. Kweli himself actually came out to introduce his opening act -- which is extremely rare for a headlining act. Yet there was Kweli, aski...
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