Marquee: Talib Kweli

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Talib Kweli spent a night in Columbus last spring to work on a new track at Clintonville's Central City Recording. He blew through town to collaborate with Chester French, who had played at Capital University earlier that night, and Hi-Tek, the Cincinnati-based DJ-producer-rapper with whom Kweli sometimes works under the name Reflection Eternal.

Now it seems Reflection Eternal's second album, Revolutions Per Minute - the first since 2000's Train of Thought - will drop this fall. Whether the fruits of that April session made the cut remains to be seen, but Kweli might tip his hand Friday when the backpacker-turned-tough-guy-turned-backpacker plays Skully's.

The long list of openers includes The 3rd, Adjust, DJ Inform, Liquid Crystal Project, Omnibreed, Matt Reed and T.G.P. and the Usual Suspects. -Chris DeVille

Talib Kweli

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6

Where: Skully's Music Diner, Short North

Web: myspace.com/schoolboyproductions