Talib Kweli at House of Blues

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Once upon a time, Talib Kweli was poised to become a mainstream hip-hop success. His blend of conscious rhymes with accessible beats made him a force in rap. But Kweli could never figure out how to make that big leap without compromising his message. The reason to continue to root for dudes like Talib Kweli and Mos Def is that occasionally they turn conscious rhymes into compelling albums. Aftermath arrived at House of Blues pregnant with anticipation, eager to experience the live rendition of Kweli's hit catalog. Read the full review on Rocks Off. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES