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.
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.
Sunny Anderson Talks About Getting Her Start At Hot97, Anthony Bourdain, Emeril, Facing Racism, ‘Every Day’ Food, And More
On this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with ex-dj and current Food Network star, Sunny Anderson. The trio discusses Sunny’s fascinating career — from cutting her teeth at Hot97 to finding her lane at The Food Network — and how her upbringing shaped her cooking POV.
Questlove Talks About The Early Days Of The Roots, Shares His Early Influences, Gives Black Thought His Flowers, And Reminisces About The Soulquarians
In this episode of People’s Party with Talib Kweli, Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh chop it up with the wildly talented and endlessly curious Questlove. The conversation spans Questlove’s career -- from bucket drumming in Philly to forming The Roots to launching OkayPlayer to taking a gig as Jimmy Fallon’s band leader.
Kweli and Quest are close friends and it shows throughout the episode, as they recount stories from the “Soulquarian” era, early tours, and in-studio collaborations. The episode offers a fascinating look into one of the most creative minds working today -- a relentlessly eclectic musician who takes sincere joy in his craft.
Dascha Polanco On Landing Her Iconic Orange Is The New Black Role, The Prison Industrial Complex, Afro-Caribbean Diaspora, Nursing, Single Motherhood, And More
On this episode of People’s Party with Talib Kweli, Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh sit down with Dascha Polanco -- actress, advocate, mother, and world class conversationalist (as you shall see!).
Throughout the sprawling sit down, Polanco is raw, funny, and bracingly honest. No subject is off limits and she speaks with sincere care and plenty of wit about matters of culture, race, politics, and the pandemic. There’s also a whole lot of Orange Is The New Black talk, which is certainly fun for any fan of the show.
Even if you haven’t seen Dascha as Daya Diaz even once, there’s plenty to catch your ear in this ep -- a perfect blend of heart, humor, and big ideas.
DJ Clark Kent and Talib Kweli talk about Jay-Z, Jaz, The Early Days Of Roc-Fella, And More
On this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh chop it up with DJ Clark Kent -- a founding father of hip-hop culture.
The beloved DJ, producer, A&R man, sneaker enthusiast, and all-around legend of the culture holds nothing back in this wide ranging conversation. Want to know more about Jay-Z’s early era? The foundational days of rap? The birth of sneaker culture? Then you want to listen to this gem.