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Autograph University Interview: Talib Kweli

Since I began collecting in person autographs in 2006, I’ve interacted with hundreds of celebrities across sports, film and music. I respect them all.
I am a fan of many. I admire a few.

Talib Kweli is one of those few.

Talib Kweli and Matt Raymond

Talib Kweli and Matt Raymond

Regarded as one of hip-hop’s great talents and a man whose music I’ve had on rotation for a decade, it was a thrill to finally meet him. In Boston for a show at the Paradise Rock Club, I caught up with Talib at a Newbury Comics autograph signing where he was meeting and greeting fans in support of his latest release, Gutter Rainbows.

While waiting for his taxi to return with a forgotten phone, Talib took a few minutes to talk autographs with me. I appreciated his sincerity and candor and I thank him for being so generous with his time.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the interview.

About the author: is the founder of Autograph University. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and two sons. Connect with him on Twitter at @mattraymond.

5 comments… add one

  • Luke April 27, 2011, 12:25 pm

    Nice interview Matt – really interesting to hear it from his perspective.

  • Matt Raymond April 27, 2011, 1:07 pm

    Thanks for checking it out, Luke.

  • Jordan May 21, 2011, 8:07 pm

    Great interview. Seemed like a real dude and had some great thoughts. Good job!

  • Matt Raymond May 23, 2011, 7:56 am

    Thanks Jordan!

  • Adam October 22, 2013, 10:15 pm

    Excellent. I met him in Chicago before he went solo. He was walking amongst the crowd and took a minute out to talk. I didn’t ask him for his autograph, but wish I did in retrospect. I have Common, The Roots, even Tribe Called Quest, but not Kweli yet… Keep up the great work!!!

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