Talib Kweli & Rapsody Debut a New Song Live…& The Revolution Is Televised (Video)
On last night’s episode of “The Tonight Show,” Talib Kweli and Rapsody visited Jimmy Fallon and performed a no frills rendition of “Every Ghetto,” the latest single from Kweli’s forthcoming Indie 500, a name first introduced to Heads last year when it was announced that Pharoahe Monch, 9th Wonder, and Kweli were forming a company with the same moniker. Now, it seems that Indie 500 has manifested into a collaborative project with 9th and Kweli, sans Pharoahe. Nevertheless, the project is undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated of the season, and last night’s performance may have been the first real taste of what’s to come.
Backed by The Roots, Kweli and Rapsody imbued the stage with undeniable chemistry as they spit lyrics about solidarity in today’s era of injustice and turmoil for those suffering at the hands of what, for many, is a rigged game. The back-up singers offer up a rallying chant, and the rhythmic clapping throughout Hi-Tek’s production gives the performance a quality of taking place at a political rally, which is very much in Kweli’s wheelhouse. Check out the performance here, and stay tuned for news of the new LP, scheduled for release on November 6 and available for pre-order on iTunes.