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.
Madlib Talks Black Star, MF Doom, Ja Dilla, Medicine Show, Mac Miller, Musical Influences, And More
Madlib is a legit recluse. One of the most prolific producers in the game but definitely not the most talkative. Far from that.
Well, we got him talking about his career, his process, his influences, his collaborations, and the fascinating lane he’s carved for himself. If you need any more convincing than that, well, how about this:
He talks about producing THE ENTIRE Black Star II Album.
Fat Joe Talks Pun, 50 Cent Beef, Growing Up In The Bronx, The N-Word, DJ Khaled, And Depression
Fat Joe is a straight up legend. If you know him from Instagram or a TV cameo, then you need to come to know his REAL place in hip-hop. This is a man who’s been in the game from the early days and remains a vital voice in the culture.
Joe may be on IG talking every week, but things get real and raw when he sits to chop it up with Talib Kweli. Whether it’s the 50 Cent beef, his twin Big Pun, his use of the N-word, life in the BX, or heavy issues like depression, Joey Crack holds nothing back.
Hi-Tek Tells Stories Of Collaborating With J Dilla, Snoop, And Talib Kweli And Yasiin Bey on Black Star; Breaks Down The Cincinnati Sound; And Names His Favorite Producers
Hi-Tek and Talib Kweli have known one another for decades. They’ve collaborated on full albums -- most notably the iconic Reflection Eternal -- and Hi-Tek was the most heavily featured producer on Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star. This is all to say: When the usually-reticent Tek agreed to sit down for People’s Party with Talib Kweli, we knew it was going to be a great episode.
If you love the Soulquarians era and count yourself as a fan of Black Star, you’re going to want to catch this one. Hi-Tek gets real and raw, shares stories about coming up with Kweli, and talks about shifting to the West Coast to work with Snoop. The discussion spans the careers of both Tek and Kweli and comes full-circle with discussions of current projects and future collaborations.
This is an episode for true production heads. Because Hi-Tek is -- without a doubt -- one of the best that the culture has seen.
Onyx Breaks Down Their Landmark Hits “Slam” and “Throw Ya Gunz”, Talk Queens & Jam Master Jay, And Get Real About Police Brutality
When Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr show up to the People’s Party with Talib Kweli, you know it’s going to be a good time. The duo are two of the realest and most authentic OGs in the game. They’re also bitingly funny and full of fantastic insight.
Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh lead a discussion that charts Onyx’s whole discography -- while bringing in bigger thematic conversations about police violence, the state of rap, and social justice.
If you bounced to mega-hit “Slam” in the 90s or remember the crazy, chaotic “Thrwo Ya Gunz” video, you won’t want to miss a second of this episode. It’s real, raw, and fun as hell.
Big Daddy Kane And Talib Kweli Talk Flat-Tops, Brooklyn Rap, Influencing Jay-Z, Wu-Tang, And Eminem, Doing A Rakim Verzuz, & More
On this episode of People’s Party with Talib Kweli, Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh chop it up with one of the most influential to ever do the damn thing: BIG DADDY KANE.
If you love Eminem, RZA, or Jay-Z, you need to dive deeper into Kane’s work. If you know and love Kane already, you’re really going to love this interview. The two Brooklyn MCs go deep on serious issues of how art-influences-the-real-world, then keep it light by talking about the power of Kane’s famous flat top.
An episode for all true lovers of the culture and one that’s sure to connect with all the true hip-hop heads.
Pharoahe Monch Talks “Simon Says” Lawsuit, Internal Affairs, Rawkus Era, Facing Depression, Eminem Shoutouts, Politics & Race, And More
On this episode of People’s Party with Talib Kweli, Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh sit down with underground legend Pharoahe Monch to talk about his career up and downs -- from the smash success of “Simon Says” to the lawsuit that followed and beyond.
If you’re a fan of pure lyricism, you know who Pharoahe Monch is. His layered, searing rhymes have influenced everyone from Kweli himself to Eminem, Proof, and the D12 crew. In this conversation, everyone’s favorite rapper’s favorite rapper holds nothing back. He gets raw and keeps everything 100 -- whether he’s talking about his “sex bars,” his bout with depression, or the contract frustrations that nearly derailed his career.