Hip-hop artist and activist Talib Kweli took to Twitter to let fans know his highly-anticipated new album Cultural Currency will be available on the independent subscription streaming service Patreon.
“I am considered an underground rapper. My lyrics critique the status quo,” Kweli said. “On paper, I was not supposed to be a successful artist. I succeeded in spite of the odds because I was always able to go around the industry and connect with my fans directly. When the music industry told me no, I built an industry around myself. Working with Patreon is the next step in this evolution.”
Kweli’s fans will be able to choose from subscriptions ranging from $5 to $25 a month. Within the tiers of the subscription is exclusive access to the album, a new single monthly, unreleased track/video from Hip Hop legends curated by Talib Kweli, access to a Patreon Only Discord to connect with Talib and his crew, and much more.