Abel and Talib Kweli have been dropping rhymes since 1995. Talib is one of those people who tend to keep in the background, collaborating with talented folks to create something great, which is how he met up with Abel. But the little red guy is just one of the many Talib has joined forces with, other greats include Common, Kanye West, The Roots, MadLib, John Legend, and more recently the younger stars on the rise like Ab-Soul and Kendrick Lamar. Kweli is also one of the first people who spearheaded the direct-to-fan approach to music distribution, and that’s no little achievement. Abel knows how tough it can get in the music business, luckily he has many friends who were there to guide him through.