TALIB KWELI + NIKO IS @ THE REGENT
Photos and recap by Stephanie Port
Legendary Brooklyn hip hop artist Talib Kweli returned to LA with a packed show at the Regent last night. The socially and politically conscious rapper is currently touring in support of his latest release Radio Silence. Kweli’s eclectic set featured new tracks, a slew of guests, and paid tributes to LA hip hop with a “California Love” cover as well as The Beatles with “Eleanor Rigby.” The rowdy crowd rocked with Kweli whether he was performing solo, with a guest, on newer material, or on an older classic.
DJ Spintelect got us warmed up, followed by an inspired set from Brazilian-born rapper Niko Is, before Kweli took the stage.