Talib Kweli – ‘Cold Rain’ (from his forthcoming album ‘Gutter Rainbows’)

A fine return to form for Mr T as he teams up with producer Ski Beatz to revisit the piano-led kick-snare, kick-snare hi-hat and female gospel chorus formula that made his Kanye-produced single ‘Get By’ such a hit.

From Kweli’s forthcoming album – ‘Gutter Rainbows’ – released January 25th.

There’s not many rap cuts out there that name-check the Dalai Lama, the Bhagavad Gita, and ‘endangered species like manatees’, all in the same sub-three minute song. There needs to be more.