160 episodes

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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Russell Peters Talks about His Legendary Comedy Specials, the Art and Beauty of Roasting, and How His Comedy Has Evolved throughout His Career

    Russell Peters Talks about His Legendary Comedy Specials, the Art and Beauty of Roasting, and How His Comedy Has Evolved throughout His Career

    Comedian and actor Russell Peters joins Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh for an in-depth discussion on his storied career as a stand-up.
     
    Peters also breaks down the art, beauty, and ethos of roast culture, what it was like to launch the first Netflix comedy special, opening the door for many comics to follow, and how his brand of comedy continues to evolve.
     
    Kweli, Leigh, and Peters shared love and knowledge of both comedy and hip hop make this a must-listen for fans of a clever turn of phrase and a good rhythm.
     

    • 4 min
    Activist Tory Russell Talks about Mobilizing after Tragedy, How Journalists Can Be Better Reporters, and Learning from the Tactics of MLK

    Activist Tory Russell Talks about Mobilizing after Tragedy, How Journalists Can Be Better Reporters, and Learning from the Tactics of MLK

    Activist Tory Russell sits down with Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh for a deep conversation about police brutality, and how to mobilize after a tragedy. He also shares how the events of Ferguson turned him and many others into activists.


    Russell also talks about forming the International Black Freedom Alliance, what he’s learned on his journey thus far, and what’s next on the horizon.


    If you want to start the day feeling energized and activated for the fights to come, and hopeful that the world can change, this is essential listening.

    Lord Finesse Talks Crate Digging, Origins of the Half Moon Fade, Producing the Iconic “The Awakening,” and Working with Dr. Dre

    Lord Finesse Talks Crate Digging, Origins of the Half Moon Fade, Producing the Iconic “The Awakening,” and Working with Dr. Dre

    Legendary hip-hop producer and rapper Lord Finesse talks about the formula that lead to “Funky Technician,” what it was like working with Dr. Dre on “The Message,” and takes us behind the scenes of his groundbreaking album “The Awakening.”
    Whether you grew up during hip-hop's golden era or simply have a deep appreciation for the greats, this interview is a must-listen. Talib and Jasmin's interview is full of hidden gems from one of hip-hop's greatest living producers.

    • 5 min
    Ali Shaheed Muhammed Discusses a Tribe Called Quest ,The Loss of Phife Dawg, and His Work on the Luke Cage Soundtrack

    Ali Shaheed Muhammed Discusses a Tribe Called Quest ,The Loss of Phife Dawg, and His Work on the Luke Cage Soundtrack

    Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with hip-hop icon Ali Shaheed Muhammed, who shares stories of putting together Tribe’s most iconic works, as well as the formation of The Ummah production collective and R&B supergroup Lucy Pearl.
     
    The DJ and producer also shares his tricks for pulling out warmth in samples, how he met J Dilla, putting together the score of Luke Cage, and his deep love of jazz. If you’re a fan of hip-hop history and the art of production in equal measures, this episode is a must-listen.

    • 5 min
    Coast Contra on the Origins of Their Table Rap, How Their Backgrounds Shaped Their Sound, and Why They’re Getting So Many Co-signs from Legends

    Coast Contra on the Origins of Their Table Rap, How Their Backgrounds Shaped Their Sound, and Why They’re Getting So Many Co-signs from Legends

    Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with RioLoz, Eric Jamal, and Ras and Taj Austin of Coast Contra to talk about the origins of their iconic table rap videos and why those performances seem to connect with so many legendary MCs. The group also shares stories about their respective upbringings, their debut album “Apt 505,” the Black love featured in their lyrics, and where they plan to take their careers next.
     
    If you’re down for a new rap group filtered through an old-school, lyrics-driven lens, this is the episode for you.

    • 7 min
    Congresswoman Karen Bass Talks about How Her Background in Social Work Shapes Her, Her Plan for Los Angeles, and the Importance of the Rap Endorsement

    Congresswoman Karen Bass Talks about How Her Background in Social Work Shapes Her, Her Plan for Los Angeles, and the Importance of the Rap Endorsement

    Los Angeles Mayoral candidate Karen Bass joins Talib Kweli for a deep discussion about race and politics, as well as how Bass’ upbringing, social work, and experiences play into her politics.
     
    Aside from the concerns of Los Angeles, and her plans for the city if she were to become mayor, Kweli and Bass also discuss the George Floyd Policing Act, her relationship with BLM and the importance of the rap endorsement.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

BeryUpset ,

Extraordinary

I love the interviews, the content, the guest, the vibe, everything. I would have given this 5 stars but there’s just 1 thing I don’t love and it’s the cohost. She throws the vibe or the conversation off a lot to me. Seriously this podcast is definitely in the top 5 for me. The research and effort put into interviews is beautiful.

elroybebopdiddly ,

Unique access to unique people

Yo! Talib! Thank you for digging deep into the culture and history with these foundational figures of hip hop.

Every podcast inspires me. Thanks to the individuals involved and the positive vibes.

This will end up in a library some day. It’s hip hop history, straight from the horses’ mouths.

LightsOn81 ,

What happened

When it got to the Skyzoo interview the posted content is only 10 minutes max

What happened

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