Rapper Talib Kweli will unveil his sophomore album, "The Beautiful Struggle," Sept. 28 via Rawkus. First single "I Try" features Mary J. Blige, while other guests dropping in on the album include Res,

Rapper Talib Kweli will unveil his sophomore album, "The Beautiful Struggle," Sept. 28 via Rawkus. First single "I Try" features Mary J. Blige, while other guests dropping in on the album include Res, Faith Evans, Kweli's Black Star colleague Mos Def and producers Just Blaze and Charlamagne.

"I Try" was helmed by ubiquitous producer Kanye West. He previously collaborated with Kweli on the single "Get By" from the latter's 2002 solo debut, "Quality," which debuted at No. 6 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and has sold 490,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The new album was previewed this spring by a mixtape of the same name, which sported guest turns from West, Common, Fabolous and comedian Dave Chappelle.

As previously reported, Kweli will support on the Beastie Boys' fall North American tour, which begins Sept. 9 at Red Rocks outside Denver. He will also perform Saturday (Sept. 4) as part of the Urban Music Festival in Toronto.

In other news, Mos Def has pushed the release of his long-in-the-works sophomore album, "The New Danger," from Sept. 28 to Oct. 12.