With Talib Kweli’s independent album, Gutter Rainbows, due out in just over a month’s time, he’s prepping us for its release here with another leak. This time, he’s not quite as grimy (“Palookas“) or tenacious (“Cold Rain“) as before. Rather, “How You Love Me” finds him in a slightly laid-back mode, which suits his rhymes filled with thoughts of past and present relationships. It’s the kind of track that sounds like it could have fit in on his 2004 album, The Beautiful Struggle, instead of a newer project. That’s not to say it’s bad, either. It’s just not as strong as the previous two leaks.
Gutter Rainbows is out Jan. 25, 2011.