Talib Kweli put his solo career on hold briefly following the release of his acclaimed third album, Eardrum. Along with touring and recording with group Idle Worship, he rejoined forces with producer Hi-Tek to make the much anticipated second Reflection Eternal project, 2010's Revolutions Per Minute. But the Brooklyn MC wasn't looking to slow down just yet. Although his planned fourth record, Prisoner of Consciousness remains in the works, he announced via Twitter on Sept. 20, 2010 that he was prepping an additional album. Gutter Rainbows, a title inspired by Catcher In The Rye, is set to feature production from Hi-Tek, Ski Beatz, M-Phazes, S1 (of Strange Fruit Project), and others. Kweli noted further that "Gutter Rainbows will be completely self-financed, and exist outside of the music industry. It is an experiment in freedom. But it ain't free!"