Talib Kweli Releases ‘Heads Up Eyes Open’ Video
Talib Kweli has released the official music video for his powerful single, “Heads Up Eyes Open,” featuring Rick Ross and Yummy Bingham.
The single, featured on Talib’s forthcoming album, Radio Silence, is dedicated to Kenneth Joseph Walker aka “Headqcourterz,” who was brutally murdered in 2002.
When I was on Rawkus, there was a guy working there named Headqcouterz, a good friend of DJ Premier, whose spirit was so beautiful that he would brighten any room he would enter.
He lost his life years ago, but there was one thing he used to say each and every time he said goodbye – ‘Heads Up, Eyes Open.’ This phrase has stuck with me and become a guide thru my career and life.
Produced by J. Rhodes, ‘Heads Up, Eyes Open’ is a song dedicated to the memory of Headqcourterz. It is a song about how faith informs the way an artist moves and creates.
It was a pleasure to be joined by Rick Ross and Yummy Bingham, two of my favorite artists.
Watch the Chris Smith-directed visual below.
Radio Silence arrives on November 17.