Exclusive: Talib Kweli Recalls His Biggest 2010 Regret
Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 11:00AM
With 2011 in full swing, SOHH recently asked Talib Kweli to reflect on his biggest regret from last year.
Kweli expressed remorse for not taking more initiative with his 2010's Reflection Eternal joint album.
"Biggest regret of 2010 was probably not making absolutely sure that the Reflection Eternal album had me and Hi Tek's name on it," Kweli told SOHH via a statement. "This deep into the game I should've worked harder to ensure retailers knew who Reflection was. I sent mad e-mails to the label and trusted them to handle it, figuring it was in their best interest as well; but hey hindsight is 20/20." (SOHH)
Last month, Kweli vented his frustrations toward Warner Bros. Records over lackluster album promotion efforts.
"The difference between Gutter Rainbows and [Revolutions Per Minute] is that somebody might actually work on putting [Gutter Rainbows] out, in the proper way," Kweli said in an interview, "As opposed to Reflection Eternal, which, if you don't got the Reflection Eternal album, [produced] by Hi-Tek, Revolutions Per Minute, I'm personally very proud of this album...go out and get that, but it went under the radar. I don't think the record company did a good job of connecting that album with my fan-base." (JumpOff TV)
A past label dispute with Warner Bros. had fans wondering what company would release the album.
"My label Blacksmith is no longer distributed by Warner Brothers, which means they will not put out Blacksmith future projects," Kweli said. "I still have a deal to put out Talib Kweli and Reflection Eternal through Blacksmith/WBR. (All Hip Hop)
The Reflection Eternal album officially landed on the sales chart last May.
Iconic rap duo Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek's Revolutions Per Minute also opened up the charts for the first time this week at No. 18. With seven days in the books, the pair's long-awaited album has sold 21,100 records to date. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some past Talib Kweli footage below: