On Thursday night, veteran rapper Talib Kweli took over the Brooklyn Bowl stage with a full band for his first of two live hip-hop blowouts this week.

After an opening set by multi-tasking rapper/producer/multi-instrumentalist/one-man band Dudley Music, Kweli hit the stage for a tour through both his own repertoire and the works of the greats, with artists like J Dilla and the Fugees getting love from the eclectic Brooklyn MC.

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No matter what material was being played at any given moment, the ensemble—packed with live hip-hop luminaries like bassist Brady Watts (Bass & Bars) and trumpeter Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals)—ensured that the party never stopped throughout the night.

Talib Kweli – “Move Something” – 10/14/21

[Video: Robert Tellerman]

Below, you can check out photos from the show via photographer Ken Spielman.

Kweli returns to Brooklyn Bowl tonight, Friday, October 15th for one more performance. Tickets are available here or at the door.

For a full list of upcoming shows at Brooklyn Bowl, head here. For a list of upcoming Talib Kweli tour dates, head here.