On Monday night, Talib Kweli and Rapsody unleashed a dope performance that we'd be remiss if we didn't bring to your attention. The rappers performed the new heater "Every Ghetto" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with help from The Roots crew, of course. The duo led a fist-pumping performance as they each covered serious topics like race, police brutality and gentrification. The single from Kweli and 9th Wonder's upcoming collaborative album Indie 500, has Talib on his soapbox as he opens the performance with the words, "So I roll down the window, I see gun store, gun store, liquor store, gun store / I'm like 'where are you taking me?'" with a chorus of background singers soulfully harmonizing behind him. Once Rapsody joins in, her bars come in a slower cadence than Talib's but still pack a heavy punch.
Last month the Brooklyn rapper unexpectedly dropped a free mixtape called F**k the Money, and now we're getting Indie 500. If "Every Ghetto" is any indication, we can't wait to see what else Talib Kweli has been brewing. The album also has guest features galore, including rapper Pharoahe Monch and producer Hi-Tek, but you can check out the tracklist below for the complete roster. Indie 500 is set for a November 6th release, but you can pre-order it on Amazon or iTunes now. Until then, watch Talib and Rapsody and their revolutionary performance of "Every Ghetto" on The Tonight Show right here and raise your fist in solidarity.
Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder Indie 500 tracklist:
1. Which Side Are You On (Feat. Tef Poe & Kendra Ross) (Produced By Nottz)
2. Every Ghetto (Feat. Rapsody) (Produced By Hi-Tek)
3. Pay Ya Dues (Feat. Problem & Bad Lucc) (Produced By Eric G)
4. Lo-Fi (Feat. NIKO IS) (Produced By Khrysis)
5. Prego (Feat. Pharoahe Monch & Slug From Atmosphere) (Produced By 9th Wonder)
6. Life Ahead Of Me (Feat. Rapsody) (Produced By 9th Wonder)
7. Great Day In The Mourning (Feat. Add 2) (Produced By 9th Wonder)
8. Don’t Be Afraid (Feat. Rapsody, Problem & Bad Lucc) (Produced By 9th Wonder)
9. These Waters (Feat. K’Valentine, NIKO IS, Chris Rob & Jessica Care Moore) (Produced By Nottz)
10. King Shit (Feat. NIKO IS & GQ) (Produced By E. Jones)
11. Bangers (Feat. MK Asante & Halo) (Produced By Nottz)
12. Technicolor Easels (Feat. NIKO IS) (Produced By Khrysis)
13. Understand (Feat. Brother Ali & Planet Asia) (Produced By Khrysis)