With little to no promotion to this point, it should come as no surprise that Talib Kweli‘s sixth solo album, Prisoner of Conscious, has been delayed. Originally slated for a Nov. 20 release, the LP will now arrive quite a few months later in February 2013. Why, you ask? Because Kweli is dismantling his Blacksmith Records label and moving distribution to his new one.
“No, [‘Prisoner of Conscious’ is] atually going to be pushed back. It was originally supposed to come out on Blacksmith/EMI/Capitol, it’s not longer coming out on EMI/Blacksmith/Capitol. It was my label, we have now dismantled it,” the Brooklyn rapper told Power 105’s The Breakfast Club. “I have a label called Javotti Media, which I put my last album ‘Gutter Rainbows’ on, so it’s now coming out on Javotti/EMI/Capitol. But in order to make the transition, I pushed it back a couple of months. I’m looking at February.”
Kweli has already revealed the tracklist for his new album, which features Busta Rhymes, Miguel, Nelly, Kendrick Lamar and Curren$y—the latter two on the lead single, “Push Thru.” You can watch the full Breakfast Club interview below.