Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

12. Talib KweliThe Seven

I got hold of this record because of one track, called ‘In The Field’. When I heard this song it was like, "Wow". So I checked out the record by Talib Kweli and Styles P, this seven-track album, called The Seven. It was such a powerful work and I felt like, why don’t people know about this record? But then I heard the whole record and I thought, "Ah, okay, I get it." And the message resonated with me. It was something I just liked, really liked.

This is my favourite track, ‘Poets And Gangsters’ – awesome. It is a really awesome record, generally, you know. The samples are off the hook.

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