Musically, Talib Kweli has been somewhat quiet as of late (his most recent album, Gravitas, surfaced in 2013). Offstage, however, the NYC rapper has maintained a steady presence, schooling CNN anchor Don Lemon on the mainstream media's faulty coverage of the Ferguson protests and educating comedian/talk show host Bill Maher on the intricacies and importance of the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement.

Musically, Talib Kweli has been somewhat quiet as of late (his most recent album, Gravitas, surfaced in 2013). Offstage, however, the NYC rapper has maintained a steady presence, schooling CNN anchor Don Lemon on the mainstream media's faulty coverage of the Ferguson protests and educating comedian/talk show host Bill Maher on the intricacies and importance of the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement.

And it's not all talk, either. With his Action Support Committee, the rapper has helped raise more than $100,000 for protesters and grassroots organizers based in Ferguson and elsewhere.

Now it appears Kweli is again ready to bring a similar fire to his musical pursuits. The rapper currently has a trio of projects in the works, including a rarities/B-sides collection and a pair of new albums: Radio Silence and Fuck the Money. Recently, Kweli released the title track for the latter, an anti-capitalist screed where he blasts white-collar criminals, pyramid schemes and anyone who values the dollar above all else. "When pursuit of the money is your only goal," he rhymes, flashing his usual verbal dexterity, "Then you lose control/ Then you lose your soul."

Now, more than two decades into a career that began when he made his underground debut alongside Cincy-based Mood in 1995, Kweli, as always, remains firmly in control of his.

Hi-Tek, Space Invadaz, K'Valentine and Hafrican also perform.