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People's Party with Talib Kweli

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People’s Party is a weekly interview show hosted by hip-hop legend Talib Kweli. The show features big-name guests exploring hip-hop, culture, and politics.

People’s Party is a weekly interview show hosted by hip-hop legend Talib Kweli. The show features big-name guests exploring hip-hop, culture, and politics.

Location:

United States

Description:

People’s Party is a weekly interview show hosted by hip-hop legend Talib Kweli. The show features big-name guests exploring hip-hop, culture, and politics.

Language:

English


Episodes

Talib Kweli And Mannie Fresh Talk Cash Money, Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Big Freedia, And How Music Shapes New Orleans Culture

11/23/2020
In this episode of People’s Party with Talib Kweli, we have Cash Money hitmaker Mannie Fresh in the building. Over the course of an hour and a half, Kweli, co-host Jasmin Leigh, and Mannie Fresh chop it up about songs like “Bling Bling” and “Back That Azz Up,” while also diving deep into Fresh’s background and the rich musical tapestry of New Orleans. The conversation ends with a bracingly honest discussion of Mannie’s Verzuz battle with Scott Storch.

Duration:01:33:56

Inspectah Deck Talks Wu-Tang, ODB, Method Man, His “Triumph” Verse, And C.R.E.A.M.

11/16/2020
In this episode of People’s Party with Talib Kweli, Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Inspectah Deck. The expansive interview covers growing up in Killer Hill, the early Wu-Tang era, Deck’s lyricism, his post-Wu-Tang projects, and his thoughts on Wu-Tang: An American Saga. Along the way, Deck speaks honestly and openly about the loss of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, his regard for Method Man, and the successes and failures of the Wu-Tang.

Duration:01:48:23

DMX Shares His First-Ever Rap, Tells A Story Of Freestyling For Lyor Cohen, Connects His Hip-Hop Roots To His Drug Addiction, And Shares A Prayer

11/9/2020
In this riveting episode of ​People’s Party with Talib Kweli​, the legend DMX sits with Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh for his first interview since his Verzuz battle with Snoop Dogg. The wide-ranging conversation goes into X’s history in hip-hop and its link to his drug addiction, rapping for music mogul Lyor Cohen with his jaw wired shut, his lifelong connection to dogs, and his faith. The episode ends with DMX delivering a prayer that’s every bit as powerful as one of his (many) hit...

Duration:01:13:06

Talib Kweli and Diamond D Talk Kanye’s Early Approach To Samples, The Genius Of Fat Joe, And The Cultural Impact Of Big L

11/2/2020
In this episode of People’s Party with Talib Kweli, Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh sit down with a truly prolific producer, rapper, and DJ. A man whose name has been known to true MCs for generations. We’re talking about the one, the only -- Diamond D. The trio’s conversation spans Diamond’s storied career, including his close working relationships with everyone from Fat Joe to Lord Finesse to Kweli himself. Along the way, there’s serious knowledge dropped on the art and craft of DJing and...

Duration:00:52:15

Activists Asha & Monifa Bandele Talk Malcolm X And Race

10/26/2020
On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to activists Asha & Monifa Bandele.

Duration:01:58:44

Narcy Talks Islam In Hip Hop, 'Hamdulillah', Malcolm X, Wu-Tang

10/19/2020
In this episode of 'People's Party,' Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, author, actor, activist, filmmaker and college professor -- NARCY The topics covered in this deeply profound and insightful discussion include the culture shock that Narcy experienced with his move from Dubai to Montreal, Canada at age 5. They also go on to talk about Narcy directing some of Talib's music videos, the racism that Narcy had to endure during the first Iraq war as well as following the 911...

Duration:01:26:47

Melina Abdullah Talks Black Lives Matter, Defunding Police, And Voting

10/11/2020
In this episode of 'People's Party,' Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter and professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles -- Melina Abdullah The deeply insightful conversation begins with Melina, Jasmin, and Talib discussing her Ted Talk 'Resistance as the New Normal' speech. They also reflect on the story of MarShawn McCarrel, expand on the racial wealth gap in America and how to correct it,...

Duration:01:41:13

Orlando Jones Talks 'American Gods' Firing, MADtv, 7UP, Activism

10/4/2020
In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with actor, comedian, writer, producer and activist Orlando Jones. This interview highlights some great moments in the career of a guy that defines versatility in Hollywood. Topics include his 'Homeboy's Productions' Ad company he created while he was in college, he gives his take on diversity in 'Star Wars', and speaks on gaining commercial appeal as the 7UP spokesman. He also talks about his work on the comedy sketch...

Duration:01:06:36

Capone Talks Noreaga, Biggie, Hot97 Shootout, Dogg Pound Beef

9/27/2020
In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper/writer, as well as one of Queensbridge's finest - CAPONE. Naturally this interview begins with Capone breaking down the elements that turned Queens into such an epicenter for hip hop excellence. Capone goes into how he met Noreaga in '92 while incarcerated, the two finding kinship through their shared hometown of Queensbridge and love of basketball. He also tells about his meeting the Central Park 5 while...

Duration:01:33:33

Royce da 5'9" Talks Eminem, Sobriety, Slaughterhouse, DJ Premier

9/20/2020
In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, songwriter, producer, and one of your favorite emcee's favorite emcees -- ROYCE DA 5'9". The deep level of mutual respect is clear as Talib opens up by telling Royce how much his work has impacted him and his own evolution as an lyricist. Then show kicks off with talk about the history of Detroit hip hop and the infamous Hip Hop Shop. They go on to discuss and dissect Royce's song 'Tabernacle', Royce's path...

Duration:01:15:29

Hannibal Buress Talks Stand-up, Broad City, Landlord Drama, Cops

9/13/2020
In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with comedian, actor, writer, and producer -- Hannibal Buress. The amusing episode has plenty of insightful moments including talk about Hannibal's latest comedy special 'Miami Nights' now available on YouTube. They also go on to discuss the Twitter drama over people criticizing him over his landlord status, people not believing his real name is Hannibal, his growing up in Chicago and the hometown comedians that most...

Duration:01:08:42

Mo Amer Talks Comedy, Hip Hop, George Floyd, Police, Eric Trump

9/6/2020
In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with stand-up comedian, writer, and actor -- Mo Amer. The conversation that follows covers a wide array of subjects. They discuss Mo's moving from Kuwait to Houston, Texas at 9 years old during the first Iraq war, and the culture shock he found when arriving in the states. They talk about the impact of George Floyd's death on the Houston community, and Mo shares his thoughts on the problems with how police operate. He...

Duration:01:34:25

Miguel Talks J. Cole & NoName, Marvin Gaye, Activism, Acting

8/30/2020
In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor -- Miguel. The extensive conversation covers a multitude of topics. All beginning with talk of how he navigated growing up in LA with a Black/Mexican mixed heritage. He goes on to talk about his childhood friendship with rapper Blu, they draw comparisons of Miguel to Marvin Gaye in how they evolved as artists, they discuss Miguel's love for hip hop, his sampling of...

Duration:01:07:47

Cipha Sounds Talks Hot 97, Lil' Kim Shootout, Stand-Up Comedy

8/23/2020
In this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to DJ, comedian and TV personality Cipha.

Duration:00:59:59

Monie Love Talks 'Monie In The Middle', Native Tongues, Jean Grae

8/9/2020
In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh sit down British-born rapper, actress, radio personality, and fully-fledged member of the Native Tongues collective -- Monie Love. The conversation with Monie evolves into a wide-ranging discussion starting with her childhood, growing up in London, and being heavily influenced by her father's Jamaican heritage. She goes on to give her unique perspective on the current anti-immigration sentiments being spread by groups...

Duration:01:11:30

Wyclef Jean Talks Fugees, Lauryn Hill ,Pras, John Forte & Verzuz

8/2/2020
In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down Grammy Award-winning rapper, musician, producer, actor, and activist -- Wyclef Jean. This thorough interview covers his ambitious career that influenced and inspired so many with his signature success in pushing the multi-cultural boundaries within hip hop.

Duration:01:41:56

Tiffany Haddish Talks Comedy, Early Career Struggles, Hip-Hop

7/26/2020
In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with actress, comedian, and author -- Tiffany Haddish. The thoughtful and hilarious conversation begins with talk about how both Tiffany and Talib met and became friends with Jasmin. Tiffany goes on to talk about being raised in South Central, she tells about her love of the movie "Roger Rabbit'' and reveals the line from the film that changed her life. She also reflects on her harsh upbringing with her mother suffering...

Duration:01:07:50

Common Talks Kanye For President, Ice Cube, J Dilla, Activism

7/19/2020
In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, actor, author, activist, philanthropist, and winner of a Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe and an Oscar -- Common Common and Kweli's many years of collaborating and touring together, as well as remaining close friends gave way for one incredible interview. Things get started with talk about their original collab together with the recording of Black Star's classic song and video "Respiration". They then go on to...

Duration:02:00:59

Donnell Rawlings Talks 'Chappelle's Show' Sketches, Covid Comedy, & Charlie Murphy's Legacy

7/12/2020
In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with comedian, actor, and radio host -- Donnell 'I'm Rich Biaaaaatch!' Rawlings. The hilarity ensues from the jump as Donnell calls out Talib for disrespecting him during a recent comedy event they attended with Dave Chappelle. They go on to discuss Donnell's stand-up philosophy of challenging himself to the fullest with every performance, they dig into the elements that went into creating sketches on Chappelle Show...

Duration:01:20:08

Don Lemon Talks Ferguson, Trump, Police Brutality, And Bubba Wallace

7/9/2020
In this special episode of ‘People’s Party with Talib Kweli,’ Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh invite CNN’s Don Lemon to the show. This shortened episode drops with a whole lot of subtext. Lemon and Kweli got into a heated argument in Ferguson, MO in 2014 -- when both men were in town because of the shooting of Mike Brown, with Kweli protesting in the streets and Lemon covering for CNN.Now, six years later, they’ve come back together on ‘People’s Party’, focused on unity and healing in the...

Duration:00:33:22