Talib Kweli’s look back at the crossroads

Rapper’s memoir, ‘Vibrate Higher,’ ponders a major career decision: Forgo the big paydays to make message-driven hip-hop

BY ALLISON STEWART bookworld@washpost.com

Talib Kweli was an up-andcomer when fellow New York rapper Jay-Z, just a few years older than him but already a god, gave him a co-sign on “Moment of Clarity,” a track from his legendary 2003 release, “The Black Album”: “If skills sold, truth be...

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