Though we won’t be able to see him due to the unfortunate cancellation of Soulfest due to lack of ticket sales – our day just got a little bit better with a video for Talib Kweli‘s track with Rapsody and 9th Wonder – Every Ghetto, and a new track with Styles P – The Mathematics.
He’s already released a free album Fuck The Money only a little over two months ago, and earlier this year dropped Radio Silence, and so this latest collab, Indie 500, with producer 9th Wonder is set to be his third album this year. That is absolute insanity – three albums in one year, what a machine. The video for Every Ghetto cuts between Rapsody and Kweli spitting bars outside a convenience store, to shots of the unnamed ghetto and the people that live in it. It’s cut in a really sick way, with every shot jumping on the beat so it always stays interesting.
The Mathetmatics is Kweli’s latest collab with author/rapper Styles P, and is absolutely gorgeous. Both MCs flow perfectly over a super jazzy and saxy sounding beat, and it’s just so cruisey – perfect for a Friday. On top of all that he’s doing, the track is part of Colours of the Culture, a project Kweli announced last week – a collective of artists, filmmakers, producers, MCs and all sorts of creatives. It’s one of 18 tracks on their first release, Roy G Biv: What A Colourful World, which you can download here now.
So many releases, so little time to listen to all of them. Please keep it up Talib, straight up killing it – check our recent interview with him here.