Talib Kweli Greene (born October 3, 1975), better known as Talib Kweli, is an American MC from Brooklyn, New York. He is one of the best–known and critically, if not commercially, successful rappers in alternative hip hop. His first name in Arabic means "student" or "seeker"; his middle name in Swahili means "true". Kweli first gained recognition through Black Star, a collaboration with fellow MC Mos Def. Kweli has two children. His younger brother, Jamal Greene, a Professor at Columbia Law School, graduated from Yale Law School and served as a law clerk on the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice John Paul Stevens during the 2006 Term. Kweli has supported the "Black August Benefit Concert" since its inception, and performs at the show consistently every year.