Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder have a new video for one of the songs on their bangin album “Indie 500”. The song is called “Pay Ya Dues” with Kweli of course, and features Problem and Bad Lucc, and produced by Eric G.
These MCs speak on what it takes to make it in Hip Hop and the grind that is necessary. The video is very simplistic. Only these 3 MCs appear in the video, in front of a dark background with a little light . Some small-time effects are added as well to add to the feel of the video.
The simplistic feel of the video works well with the “Indie 500” vibe of the album. The video screams “Indie” and brings you back to a time when Kweli was a less than established MC trying to make a name for himself. Reminds me of the days of Rawkus Records, when Kweli was among fellow emerging rappers (like Mos Def and Eminem) making Hip Hop classics for the label.
Peep the video: