Tim Westwood continues dropping historical heat and this installment features Talib Kweli and Novel from 2002 tearing it down.
Fresh off of Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder’s Indie 500 project comes the video that features Rapsody titled “Life Ahead Of Me.” Kweli and Rapsody deliver stellar bars on this joint.
Mos Def performing out West for the Fat Beats LA 1 Year Anniversary party back in ’97. All Mos had out at that time was the “Universal Magnetic” 12″ (not including features and UTD). Once he brings out Kweli you can hear the early beginnings of what would soon become Black Star. Shout out to the Beat Junkies and Skratch Piklz who also rocked that show.
If you somehow didn’t cop Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder’s Indie 500 project, shame on you. You would be well aware of the dopeness that album harnesses. Either way, here’s a new set of visuals for the Bad Lucc and Problem assisted “Pay Ya Dues.”
Tim Westwood has been doing his thing lately with yanking some vintage freestyles out of his personal digital vault. This one in particular should resonate with any hip hop head who adored the Rawkus era as the 2001 versions of Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and Last Emperor (who had just signed with Aftermath) bless the mic with a freestyle over Erick Sermon’s “Music” instrumental.
Stream the highly anticipated collaborative project between Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder that also features Pharoahe Monch, Slug (of Atmostphere), Brother Ali, Rapsody and more.
Nottz provides the beat to the second release off of Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder’s forthcoming Indie 500 album with the Tef Poe and Kendra Ross assisted “Which Side Are You On?”
Talib and Rapsody deliver the visuals for this cut from the upcoming Indie 500 project that is a collaborative album between Kweli and 9th Wonder.
Talib Kweli and his collective, Colours of The Culture — which is comprised of emcees Talib, Niko Is, Chaz Van Queen, K’Valentine and Truly Def, producers Thanks Joey, Krikos, and Henry Daher, singer Paulina Vo, visual artist YousTheJuice, filmmaker Chris Smith, comedian Seth Byrd and multi-hyphenates Anthony “Townsky” Diaz, The Narcysist and Palmer Reed — have released the collaborative project Roy G Biv: What A Colourful World. The Styles P cut is certainly one to check out.
With The Roots providing the music, Talib Kweli and Rapsody perform “Every Ghetto” on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.