Gravitas, Talib Kweli's sixth solo album, began to take shape in May 2013, during the weeks following the release of Kweli's fifth solo album, Prisoner of Conscious. The new songs reflect a continued determination and drive in Talib Kweli. The respect he is given is evident when Raekwon from the Wu Tang Clan drops by to spit on "Violations". Talib Kweli has also showcased new artists throughout his storied career, giving breaks to people like Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole long before they were embraced by the mainstream. This streak continues with Brooklyn's own UnderAchievers, who pop up on the Statik Selektah produced "New Leaders". The OhNo produced "Art Imitates Life" features classic lyricism from Kweli, Rah Digga and Black Thought from the legendary Roots, and Austin's guitar prodigy Gary Clarke Jr. shows up for "Demonology". All of this leads up to Gravitas' final track, "Colors of You", featuring Mike Posner and produced by the late, great J Dilla of Slum Village fame.