DECODED: Talib Kweli “Get By” and “Turnt Up”

05.20.2013

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Talib Kweli decodes one of his most impressive lyrical performances to date, “Turnt Up,” from his recently released album, Prisoner of Conscious and revisits his classic track “Get By.” Of the latter song, Kweli cites JAY Z‘s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)” and The Beatles as inspirations. Prisoner of Conscious is available here.

  • Joe Martin

    Love this track, big fan of Talib, but I have one fact and one opinion to throw out there:
    Fact – Ringo is also still alive… (not that it’s surprising anyone forgot that fact… just sayin’).
    Opinion – not sure if this is true of Talib, not saying it is, but John and Paul often get credit for many of the songs that George Harrison wrote. Not trying to take anything away from the brilliance that is John and Paul’s song writing, but in my opinion you GOTTA include George if you’re givin’ it up to the Beatles. That’s all.
    Love the Decoded series L+T.

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