Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder are gearing up to drop their anticipated project as the rap collective Indie 500 on November 6th. After unveiling its first offering, “Pay Ya Dues” with West Coast stalwarts Problem and Bad Lucc, they connect now with Tef Poe and Kendra Ross for the soulful “Which Side Are You On,” with Virginia producer Nottz providing the backdrop. Following the single’s release, Kweli reveals a mini-documentary for the song as well.
Sama’an Ash, largely known for his heralded mini documentary All star Tribute to UGK, travelled to Ferguson in August for the commemoration of Mike Brown’s murder and the Ferguson uprisings. He documented the weekend’s events and used them to provide visuals for this song which poses what has been come a popular question of accountability in the current social justice movement.
“Which Side Are You On” pays homage to those murdered by the police over the past year and those who have taken a stand. It highlights excerpts from the Ferguson Rocks and Ferguson Is Everywhere fundraiser concerts Talib produced this past August in St. Louis. The footage features Tom Morello, Bun B, Common, Outernational, Cornel West, Pharoahe Monch, jessica Care moore, Jasiri X, M-1 of dead prez and K’Valentine all of whom participated in the August concerts.
Peace to the homie Sama’an Ashrawi for his camera work.