This show is now SOLD OUT.
Legendary MC Talib Kweli celebrates hometown love on Valentine’s Day with a live show in Fort Greene. The Brooklyn-based MC has earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially-aware and politically-insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years.
A BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival alum, Talib Kweli has worked with Mos Def as one-half of Black Star; partnered with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal; released landmark solo material; and collaborated with Pharrell Williams, the Soul Rebels, and J Dilla. Kweli delivers top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of instrumental. Special guest k'valentine.
Brazilian lyricist and Kweli protégé NIKO IS will open with tracks from his highly anticipated debut album UNIKO. As a preview of the Brazilian-inspired sounds found on the record, he recently released “Meet Me in the Future” that features Kweli and shows off Niko’s “skilled bilingual flow and raspy vocals, backed by an irresistible beat” (Remezcla).
Official Opening Night Afterparty at DeKalb Market’s new speakeasy, Understudy.
- Doors & DJ Set at 7PM. Show at 8PM.
- General Admission: Standing.
BRIC House Sessions Lead Sponsor:
The BRIC Ballroom is a wheelchair-accessible, flexible performance space that accommodates a wide variety of configurations and performance styles. Located on the first floor of BRIC House. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Nia I'man Smith two weeks before the event, nsmith@BRICartsmedia.org or 718.683.5986.
ACCESS-A-RIDE & RIDE SHARING
Tell the driver you're going to 57 Rockwell Place (Between Fulton Street & DeKalb Avenue). It'll be much easier for them to find our building and you'll be dropped off right in front of the door.
2 3 4 5 to Nevins Street (closest station!)
B Q R (D & N, 11PM - 6AM) to Dekalb Avenue (ACCESSIBLE)
B D N Q R to Atlantic Avenue—Barclays Center (ACCESSIBLE)
A C G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street
C to Lafayette Avenue
G to Fulton Street
B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B63, B67 (ACCESSIBLE)
All of the above buses stop within three blocks of BRIC.
LONG ISLAND RAILROAD
The Long Island Railroad stops at Atlantic Terminal, approximately 2 ½ blocks away from BRIC. (ACCESSIBLE)
FULL LIST OF ACCESSIBLE SUBWAY STATIONS
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Travel Alert: Please confirm bus and subway service on the MTA website as there are
frequent weeknight and weekend service interruptions.