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Talib Kweli, 9th Wonder & Rapsody team up for “Life Ahead Of Me” video

Talib Kweli, 9th Wonder and Rapsody’s Life Ahead Of Me has been given the visual treatment, with the artists featured in front of a white background, surrounded by eye-catching graphics which tell the story behind the song.

As Rapsody’s raspy voice starts off the song, the tagline “I got my whole life ahead of me” grips onto us from the beginning. The graphics appear as she moves her hand, looking as if it were magic. Halfway through, we follow the images of moving cars to Kweli’s verse, and as the song continues, the designs within the graphics grow in detail. From basketballs to wads or cash and even a petrol station drawn in colour, the animation of Cam Be and Claudia Randel make for a really interesting little video.

The song was originally featured in Kweli’s 2015 album Indie 500, which was performed on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon earlier this year. Rapsody credited the performance as a highlight of her year in an interview with DJBooth; “Oh yeah. I did Jimmy Fallon with Talib. Who forgets that shit?! I do! That’s crazy. That’s primetime TV, millions of viewers. Nobody just gets on Jimmy Fallon… And backed by The Roots. Man, my year was awesome!” she said.

Watch the video below. 

Read our interview with Talib Kweli

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