NEW YORK (AFP): Politically charged rapper Talib Kweli on Saturday released a musical indictment of capitalism and, true to his principles, he gave it away for free. The New York rapper, known for his left-wing activism, put out with no prior warning a new album entitled “Fuck the Money,” which listeners can download for free from his website. As its name implies, the title song attacks the role of money in society - including in hip-hop, where many stars are eager to show off their lavish lifestyles.

“Now our greed dangerous as a heart condition / Rap niggas lie like politicians,” Kweli raps. “Money makes niggas break promises / Money turn niggas into pharmacists,” he says, referring to drug-dealing.