October 21, 2016

Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek "Reflection Eternal" (Interview, 2000)

Reflection Eternal, known for its thought-provoking lyrical content, acquired its name from another industry source, "Alice Coltrone (widow of John Coltrane) wrote a book called 'Monument Eternal' in which she talks about astro-traveling. I read it when I was 15 and liked what she had to say. We became 'Reflection Eternal' because we're a reflection of our ancestors. We're also a reflection of what's going on now," said Kweli in Billboard Magazine on 9/20/2000. Talib and Hi-Tek released their first single "Fortified Live" in 1997, nearly four years before their full-length debut Train Of Thought, which was released in late-October, 2000. That same month, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek sat down with Video Music Box's Uncle Ralph McDaniels for Friday Nite Street Party and discussed the Lyricst Lounge, Rawkus Records, Mood in Cincinnati, Black Star, and lots more. Unfortunately, the video also includes some unrelated content with LL Cool J, but props to zeke62 for the upload.