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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.

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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.

    Talib Kweli And Sa-Roc Talk About Pan-Africanism, Self Harm, Artistic Integrity, Black Thought And More

    Talib Kweli And Sa-Roc Talk About Pan-Africanism, Self Harm, Artistic Integrity, Black Thought And More

    In the conversation of “your favorite MC’s favorite MC” Sa-Roc is an absolute superstar. She’s a profound lyricist who feels deeply and captures the gamut of emotions in her music. Coming off of the success of the critically-beloved The Sharecroppers Daughter, Sa-Roc opens up to Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh about her highly-intellectual upbringing, her beginnings in the rap game, self harm and the importance of emotional honesty in music, and much more. 

    If you want a conversation that will inspire you, push your ideas about hip-hop as a form, and introduce you to a rapper who far more people should be listening to, this is the one. 

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Talib Kweli And Rico Nasty Talk DMV Hip-Hop, The Punk-Rap Crossover, Kenny Beats, And The Need For A “Happy Album”

    Talib Kweli And Rico Nasty Talk DMV Hip-Hop, The Punk-Rap Crossover, Kenny Beats, And The Need For A “Happy Album”

    In this episode of People’s Party with Talib Kweli, Rico Nasty is in the booth and she’s keeping it a buck. The interview offers deep insight into Rico’s creative process, her new album Nightmare Vacation, her collaborative relationship with Kenny beats, and the influences that shaped this singular artistic talent. 

    Over the past two years, Rico has blossomed into a full blown phenomenon. This interview offers the origin story to her success and genuine insight into what makes her tick. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Talib Kweli and Big Freedia Talk Homosexuality In Hip-Hop, The Beginnings Of Bounce, New Orleans After Katrina, And Working With Drake, Mannie Fresh, And Beyonce

    Talib Kweli and Big Freedia Talk Homosexuality In Hip-Hop, The Beginnings Of Bounce, New Orleans After Katrina, And Working With Drake, Mannie Fresh, And Beyonce

    In this episode of People's Party with Talib Kweli, Bounce legend Big Freedia sits down with Kweli and Jasmin Leigh to talk about her career, enduring homophobia in rap music, her concert series in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, her documentary Freedia's Got A Gun, and more. The episode dives deep on serious issues and adds fantastic insight into some of Freedia's most high-level collabs -- from Drake to Beyonce. 

    If you're interested in bounce, Southern rap, and some of the bigger social issues where the genre needs to improve, this is the episode for you. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Talib Kweli And Busta Rhymes Talk Q-Tip’s Mentorship, Dr. Dre, Flipmode, Classic Feature Verses, And New Album

    Talib Kweli And Busta Rhymes Talk Q-Tip’s Mentorship, Dr. Dre, Flipmode, Classic Feature Verses, And New Album

    In this episode of People’s Party with Talib Kweli, Busta Bust is here to recount his storied career with one of his closest friends in the rap universe. Over the course of nearly two hours, Busta, Kweli, and co-host Jasmin Leigh share stories, trade jokes, and give flowers to one of the most important voices in hip-hop history. 

    This episode is for any fan of Busta, FlipMode, and 90s hip-hop culture. 

    • 2 hrs
    Talib Kweli And Kurupt Talk Death Row History, Lyrical Reputation, 2Pac, Suge, Snoop, And Dogg Pound

    Talib Kweli And Kurupt Talk Death Row History, Lyrical Reputation, 2Pac, Suge, Snoop, And Dogg Pound

    In this episode of People’s Party with Talib Kweli, Kurupt gives loves and shines light on the West Coast and the G-Funk era. Over the course of a wide-ranging and very fun interview, the Dogg Pound MC shares stories from the early, chaotic days of Death Row, talks about his iconic first meeting with Snoop, reflects on being widely respected and shouted out by other rappers, and tells the story of “inventing” his own weed style. 

    If Death Row intrigues you and West Coast is your jam, you absolutely can’t miss this episode. 

    • 2 hrs 24 min
    Talib Kweli And Papoose Talk NY Hip-Hop, Mixtape Roots, DJ Kay Slay, Love & Hip Hop, And Remy Ma

    Talib Kweli And Papoose Talk NY Hip-Hop, Mixtape Roots, DJ Kay Slay, Love & Hip Hop, And Remy Ma

    In this episode of People’s Party with Talib Kweli, Papoose represents for NYC hip-hop -- dropping knowledge on the mixtape scene, getting his first career boost by showing up at Hot 97 to rap for DJ Kay Slay, his wife, Remy Ma, and his career and rep for true, gritty New York MC. 

    Lovers of the mid-2000s New York style will know Pap as a lyricist and be thrilled to get to know him better here, as a man. 

    • 1 hr 8 min

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