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June 22, 2011 — Talib Kweli

The Colbert Report Episode Guide EPISODE NUMBER: 7081 (June 22, 2011)
GUESTS: Talb Kweli
SEGMENTS: George W. Bush Helps Break World Record | 2011: A Rock Odyssey featuring Jack White, Part 2 |The Word – The Defining Moment
SUIT REPORT: Deep Gray Suit | Lightly Striped White Shirt |Funky Blue Patterned Tie | Talib Kweli Swag
VIDEOS: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Don’t forgot to check out Talib Kwelis exclusive performance of “Get By”.

I hope everyone is having a great music week! This episode provides the kind of high that only a 5-Centrum-a-day-and-heroin mixed cocktail can achieve. Not that I know anything about that. Ahem.

I am greatly relieved that George Bush is maintaining his same level of effectiveness in his post-presidency. And, it appears the week has been slowly building up to what will certainly be a memorable performance by Stephen and The Black Belles. Jack White continues to display a sort of quiet resiliency against Stephen’s attempts to be, well, Stephen.

The Word once again demonstrates the harm in descending into legal-eeze when people’s lives are at stake, whether they be U.S. or Libyan lives.

Finally, a solid performance by Talib Kweli. I am glad that more and more quality rap and hip hop stars are appearing on the Report. Particularly in light of the controversy with Common and the White House invite, it is important to remember the valid artistic contribution of performers like Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, etc. (*Comes down from soap box.*)

  • I am ready to rock out with my sock out. And you know what’s in my sock..
  • Take [your] balls, put ‘em right on the felt, and say, ‘Jack White’s all in.’
  • With Osama Bin Laden continuing his crowd-pleasing death…
  • Manilow!!
  • No Americans are in harms way. It’s just robots killing Libyans. You know– peace. [Well, pieces.]
  • Afghanistan could be called a targeted armament dispersement, or a mobile tactical munitions deployment — or a heavily armed semester abroad.

Please share your thoughts about the episode. Show a little swagga’ in your comments.

  1. karenatasha
    June 24, 2011 at 3:49 AM

    Hey, two great tweets from Talib Kweli:

    “I have performed on many late night shows, but Mo’Nique and Stephen Colbert are the first two to actually interview me.” and “Gutter Rainbows just jumped back into the top 200 the Colbert bump is official!”



  2. mrarkadinnfz
    June 24, 2011 at 5:05 AM

    What an awesome “Word!” I was so glad TCR addressed Obama’s increasingly Bush-like assertion of power. And right in the middle of the show! A welcome surprise.
    Speaking of Bush. I like that “Stephen” is now claiming he never supported Bush. Ha! Quite apt for how conservatives are acting about his presidency now. But you got to give Bush his props for actually doing something worthwhile in his post-presidency, unlike that slacker Carter! 😉
    Can’t wait to see what Stephen, Black, & The Bells have in store for us tonight!


    • karenatasha
      June 24, 2011 at 8:48 AM

      I so agree! I applauded at the end. Brilliant. Always got to love a “Word.”


      • mrarkadinnfz
        June 25, 2011 at 1:52 AM

        “Always got to love a “Word.”

        It always amazes me how consistently good “The Word” is. After all these years I think I can count the number of bad “Words” (Pun not intended. Well, maybe a little.) on one hand. And that’s including the years when they would do it every night! For that alone the writers should get the Emmy yearly. Stupid Emmy voters.


  3. colbaby
    June 24, 2011 at 7:08 AM

    I love that he added that the new song is “specifically” not about Charlene. You can almost hear the next restraining order being signed.


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