Talib Kweli, the Brooklyn rapper and Black Star/Reflection Eternal member, and 9th Wonder, the North Carolina producer and former Little Brother member, have been vital parts of the indie-rap underground for a very, very long time. And now they’ve joined forces for Indie 500, a new release that’s really more of a compilation than a traditional album. Both guys aren’t on every song, but they do include a whole lot of guests from across the indie-rap landscape. They’ve already debuted the Rapsody collab “Every Ghetto” on The Tonight Show, and the album also has appearances from Pharoahe Monch, Atmosphere’s Slug, Brother Ali, Problem, Planet Asia, Bad Lucc, and many others. The FADER just posted a stream of the whole album; hear it below.
Indie 500 is out 11/6.