Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli will be performing Saturday, April 8, as part of Program Board’s Spring Fling. The concert, which will take place on University Yard, is listed on Kweli’s MySpace.com profile. Program Board Chair Tyler Coffey said a contract is close to being signed.
Kweli, a Brooklyn native, is best known for his collaborations with Mos Def as well as appearances on “Chapelle’s Show.”
Kweli’s most recent album, The Beautiful Struggle, was released in fall 2004. His most well-known work comes from his 2002 album Quality, which featured the hit “Get By.”
In the past, Spring Fling has featured other hip-hop acts including Lloyd Banks and Kanye West. The next day, April 9, Hassidic Reggae star Matisyahu will play a show at the Smith Center.
This article appeared in the March 23, 2006 issue of the Hatchet.