In a week clouded by the tragedy of the Orlando shooting, hip-hop icons Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder bring us a joint that’s settling and soothing. It features Rapsody and it’s titled “Life Ahead of Me”.
It’s off their Indie 500 project. You can cop it on iTunes.
First of all, 9th’s dripping synth production resonates like sitting outside on a cloudless 80 degree day, with a Hennessy in hand. The mood is mellow, yet loose enough to keep your head nodding. From there, Rapsody and Kweli both add damn near flawless sixteens, speaking on how they don’t let petty problems get the best of them, because they’ve got much bigger things ahead. The creative visual accompanies that forward thinking well, offering imaginative details to compliment their inspirational lines. uproxx.com
Watch the video below:
Indie 500 was an anxiously awaited collaborative LP by the time it dropped late last year. It was pushed by the lead single “Pay Ya Dues” and featured Hi-Tek, Slug, Jessica Care Moore, Brother Ali, Kendra Ross, Planet Asia among others.
9th Wonder’s been busy too. He dropped a beat tape titled Zion just some weeks ago.