In honor of October 22nd officially being the 20th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder have teamed up to release a new documentary dubbed, “Which Side Are You On.”
The Sam’aan Ash directed video is the latest from Talib and 9th Wonder’s upcoming Indie 500 album. The song features Talib Kweli, St. Louis hip-hop artist and activist Tef Poe and singer Kendra Ross. To add to the allure of this track Nottz adds to the production making this a political banger.
Sama’an Ash, largely known for his widely popular 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 that 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.