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Right About Now: The Official Sucka Free Mix CD

Right About Now: The Official Sucka Free Mix CD or simply Right About Now was released by Talib Kweli in November 2005 and is generally considered a mixtape. However, some people regard this release as an official album because of its availability through commercial sites and its release of two singles. It also lacks the DJ overlays often accompanied by mixtapes which makes this CD read more like an official album. This CD is notable because, although a low-key release, it features upcoming members of Kweli's record label, Blacksmith Music. Also, the appearance of Mos Def on the track Supreme Supreme is another key point of the album, since Talib Kweli and Mos Def haven't rapped together on a track since Kweli's Quality album in 2002. There is some controversy about the song "Ms. Hill", (a dedication song to artist Lauryn Hill) which features an uncredited and illegal sample of a Ben Kweller song. There was also a minor legal issue with the track "Where You Gonna Run" which sounded very similar to Little Brother's "Hiding Place".

Track listing

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s)
1 "Right About Now" 88-Keys Talib Kweli
2 "Drugs, Basketball & Rap" Needlz Phil Da Agony, Planet Asia, Talib Kweli
3 "Who Got It" Karriem Riggins Krista Thrill, Talib Kweli
4 "Fly That Knot" The Fyre Dept. MF Doom, Talib Kweli
5 "Ms. Hill" Charlemagne, Steven Kang Talib Kweli, Ben Kweller (uncredited sample)
6 "Flash Gordon" Supa Dave West Talib Kweli
7 "Supreme Supreme" Charlemagne Mos Def, Talib Kweli
8 "The Beast" Keezo Kane Papoose, Talib Kweli
9 "Roll Off Me" J Dilla Talib Kweli
10 "Rock On" Midi Mafia Talib Kweli
11 "Where Ya Gonna Run" J. Cardim Jean Grae, Talib Kweli
12 "Two & Two" DJ Khalil Talib Kweli
13 "Murderous (Bonus CD)" (unknown) Talib Kweli, Kardinal Offishall
14 "So Good (Bonus CD)" (unknown) Talib Kweli, Musiq, Wordsworth
15 "Tryin' To Breathe (Bonus CD)" Midi Mafia Talib Kweli, Killer Mike
16 "7:30 (Bonus CD)" DJ Quik Talib Kweli, Res

Album singles

Single information
"Flash Gordon"

"Fly That Knot" featuring MF Doom

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