People's Party with Talib Kweli

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 May 4, 2020
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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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Don Lemon Talks Ferguson, Trump, Police Brutality, And Bubba Wallace
00:33:22

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 wake of further police violence. The conversation is illuminating, thoughtful, and full of insight on Trump, Bubba Wallace, black men supporting one another, the protest/ defund conversation, and Lemon’s own storied career.

Jul 09, 2020
Jessica Care Moore Talks Poetry, Detroit Hip-Hop, J-Dilla, Protests
01:17:47

On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to American poet and CEO of Moore Black Press, Jessica Care Moore.

Jul 06, 2020
Method Man Talks Wu-Tang, Redman, Biggie, Tupac, Marvel, And Trump
01:31:43

On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to rapper, producer and actor, Method Man.

Jun 29, 2020
Michael Che Talks SNL, Kanye West, Wrestlemania, Top 5 Sketches
01:10:12

On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to comedian, actor and writer Michael Che.

Jun 22, 2020
Rick Gonzalez Talks Arrow, Coach Carter, Spielberg, Singleton
00:59:45

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to actor and musician Rick Gonzalez.

Jun 15, 2020
Eric Andre Talks Comedy, Pranks, Trolling RNC, Rawkus, & Hip-Hop
00:48:08

In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician Eric Andre. The hilarious-yet-insightful discussion kicks off with Kweli recalling his own appearance on Eric's show where he was viciously tased with a cattle prod by Murs. They dive into great advice Eric got from Dave Chappelle, his biggest influences, crate-digging for records, and his close friendship with comedian Hannibal Burress. Later, the trio discusses the professionalism of Ice Cube, unhappy celebs over the chaos they were subjected to on 'The Eric Andre Show,' and someone brandishing a knife on Eric during the filming of 'Bad Trip.'

Jun 08, 2020
Reggie Hudlin Talks Black Excellence, Afrofuturism & Happy Rap
01:28:08

On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to director, writer and producer Reginald Hudlin.

Jun 01, 2020
Matthew Modine Talks Full Metal Jacket, Stranger Things, Trump
01:32:03

On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to actor, activist and filmmaker Matthew Modine.

May 25, 2020
John Salley Talks Playing Jordan, Rap Dreams, And Bad Boy Records
01:33:54

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with former NBA star, talk show host, actor, vegan activist, and all-around renaissance man John Salley. With a resume as long as John's, the crew has plenty to discuss. The conversion jumps off with Talib mentioning his first performance on TV being on BET Live -- with John as the host. They talk about basketball not being Salley's first career choice and his ambitions in the arts. He also details being the first to sign Slum Village and J-Dilla to a record deal, the current battle rap scene, and playing on the Detroit Pistons during their 'Bad Boys' years. Fan's of "The Last Dance" will be glad to see Salley dispute the fact that Michael Jordan hated the Pistons.

May 18, 2020
88-Keys Talk Beats, ATCQ, Young Kanye West, Ralph Lauren
01:45:51

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down Grammy-winning producer, rapper, and very close friend of Kweli -- 88-Keys. In this comprehensive discussion, we get to hear the timeline of how 88 carved out his niche in the game, becoming one of the most sought after hip-hop producers in the industry. The trio discusses 88's upbringing in the Bronx, New York, and move to Long Island, where he attended high school. The producer/rapper details the huge influence that the Native Tongues movement had on him with groups like A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul deeply inspiring his love for hip-hop culture. He talks about how he met record dealer John Carrero, who gave him his first job cleaning records, and eventually became the ear to find all the best beats for sampling -- which John would then market at record shows to legends like Q-Tip, Pete Rock, Large Professor, and others. This would lead to 88 meeting Q-Tip who showed him how to work a beat machine. 88 also gets into the difference between looping and chopping when making beats, his production on Black Star's 'Thieves In The Night', his methods and motivations for sending his works out as demos, and the importance of trusting your ears.

May 11, 2020
Allen Maldonado Talk 'Black-ish,' Acting W/ Denzel & Marvel
01:17:36

In this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with the multi-talented actor, writer, and entrepreneur Allen Maldonado. During this all-encompassing interview, the trio discusses Allen's upbringing in Compton (CA) until he was 7, and his move to Rialto after a neighbor was killed. He tells the story of a marathon he competed in with no prior training -- including breaking his foot before crossing the finish line in last place. Allen reflects on his recent visit to Spain, and having an awakening there, returning home with a new perspective on balancing work and personal life. Later the conversation touches on Allen's love of short films, the influence producer Kenya Barris is having on American culture, and how 'Black-ish' has been so successful in tackling difficult social topics.

May 04, 2020
Jessy Terrero Talks 50 Cent, Soul Plane, Directing Music Videos
00:46:12

In this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with acclaimed director, writer, and producer -- Jessy Terrero. This wide-ranging discussion covers his path from being an extra in the movie 'Juice' to becoming one of the most sought after music video directors of the 2000's. They discuss his Dominican heritage and growing up in the Bronx and Queens, New York, as well as his start writing concepts for music videos before he got his chance to direct for acts like 50 Cent, G-Unit, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Sean Paul, Daddy Yankee and countless others. They also discuss the criticism many of these videos received for the perceived objectification of women, and debate how much, if any responsibility of that falls on the director.

Apr 27, 2020
Everlast Talks House Of Pain, La Coka Nostra, Eminem Beef
01:58:42

On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to American musician, rapper, actor, songwriter and front-man for House of Pain, Everlast.

Apr 20, 2020
Gina Yashere Talks Bob Hearts Abishola, UK vs. US Racism
01:33:17

In this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with British Comedian, and actor Gina Yashere. The interview covers Gina's upbringing in London UK, to Nigerian parents, and her path to now emerging as one of the most well-known comedians worldwide. Gina, Kweli, and Jaz discuss what it was like to grow up a first generation Nigerian-Brit facing racism from every angle following her from youth through her later years as an elevator engineer. They speak on American's ignorance of world culture, the contrasts of US versus UK racism, Nigerian stereotypes, the 'Nollywood' Nigerian film industry, and Eddie Murphy's 'RAW' is also brought up for a debate on if we can still laugh at comedy considered taboo by today's standards.

Apr 13, 2020
Chuck D Talks Public Enemy, Flav's 'Firing', Tupac, Trump
02:03:39

On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to rapper, author and producer and leader of the group Public Enemy, Chuck D. 

Apr 06, 2020
D Smoke Talks Rhythm + Flow, Snoop Dogg And Black Habits
01:57:50

In this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, and former high school teacher -- D Smoke. This extensive interview covers Smoke's youth, growing up Inglewood, California in a musical family with his mother Jackie singing for greats like Anita Baker, Tina Turner, and Michael Jackson, and her teaching him to play piano, starting at age 6. The trio discusses the early days of WoodWorks Records, Smoke and his brother having their own corner store selling CDs and merchandise to promote their movement, and ghostwriting for Genuine, The Pussycat Dolls, and others.

Mar 30, 2020
Jadakiss Talks The Lox, Biggie's Legacy, Bad Boy & 50 Cent Beef
01:26:25

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to rapper Jadakiss. 

Mar 23, 2020
JPEGMAFIA Talks Punk/Hip-Hop Connection, Kanye's Politics, Ice Cube
01:19:06

In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, singer and record producer JPEGMAFIA. As one of the most brazen, uncompromising, and unpredictable figures in hip hop today, in this interview JPEGMAFIA keeps it 💯, true to form. The wide-ranging conversation includes his early years growing up in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and his move to Alabama at age 13, where he experienced prevalent racism. They also tackle gentrification, Ice Cube's profound influence on both his and Talib's unflinching approach to racism, the punk/hip hop connection, artist's empowerment to control their public image once they've paid dues, and JPEG gives his take on Kanye's support of Trump.

Mar 16, 2020
MC Eiht Talks Gang Life, Tupac, Menace II Society, DJ Quik Beef
01:14:18

In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, actor and West Coast legend MC Eiht. Being a veteran and pioneer of the Gangsta Rap genre, as well as someone that was fully immersed in the lifestyle that he portrays on wax, Eiht has a deeply authentic story to tell. To kick things off, the trip discusses how Eiht got turned onto gang life at such a young age, the sensationalizing of gang-banging, and how the sets have evolved since he was active. Eiht also digs into his famous long-standing beef with DJ Quik, and how they finally reconciled.

Mar 09, 2020
Rapsody Talks MC Lyte And Lauryn Hill Inspiration, Being Pro Black, Mac Miller
01:14:32

On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to rapper Marlanna Evans, a.k.a. Rapsody.

Mar 02, 2020
Affion Crockett Talks Wild 'N Out, Def Comedy Jam, And Battling Kanye West
00:55:43

In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to actor, writer, rapper and comedian Affion Crockett.

Feb 24, 2020
John Forte Talks Fugees, DMX Cypher, Liquid Cocaine Arrest & Jail Time
01:25:51

In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, singer, songwriter, producer and one of Talib's closest friends -- John Forte. John's life story is one of extreme highs, lows, and redemption. The show kicks off with talk of his early years growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn with an adventurous spirit, always being on the move. They explore his unique sense of style, things that drew him to the 5% Nation, and landing his first job in the industry, not as an emcee, but as head of A&R for Rawkus Records.

Feb 17, 2020
Michael Rapaport Talks Growing Up Hip-Hop, Ashy Ankles Controversy & Using The N-Word
02:06:34

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to actor and comedian Michael Rapaport.

Feb 10, 2020
Ice Cube Talks N.W.A., East vs. West, Squashing Beefs, 'Friday,' BIG3
01:30:54

On this very special episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to rapper, actor, producer, director and writer Ice Cube.

Feb 03, 2020
Planet Asia Talks Wu Tang Influence, Cali Agents, Hieroglyphics & Alchemy
01:11:23

On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh talk to rapper Planet Asia.

Jan 27, 2020
Yvette Nicole Brown Talks Donald Glover, Comic-Con, & Traps Of Fame
00:47:10

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to actress, voice actress, and host, Yvette Nicole Brown.

Jan 20, 2020
Zaytoven Talks Gucci Mane, Migos, And Church's Influence On Trap Music
00:53:43

In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh sit down with Grammy Award-winning record producer and pioneer of the "Trap Music" sound -- Zaytoven. This in-depth interview gives us great insight on how Zay became one of the biggest names in the industry, starting with his beginnings living in the Bay during the 90's perfecting his craft under legends like JT The Bigga Figga and E-40, then moving to Atlanta to produce and help shape the careers of so many Trap Music icons, including Lecrae, Gucci Mane, Migos, and countless others. As the interview progresses, Zaytoven opens up about the church's influence on his music, and how he balances his deep-rooted faith, while operating in the Trap world.

Jan 13, 2020
Anthony Anderson Talks Black-ish, Compton, Scorsese & Prince
01:24:46

In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh sit down with comedian, actor, writer, and game show host Anthony Anderson. There result is a lively and entertaining start to 2020. The topics are wide-ranging -- spanning Anderson's journey from Compton to Hollywood, his rough start as a standup comic, and his huge breaks (first being cast in the film "Life", alongside Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, and Bernie Mack, then, only a year later, landing "Me, Myself & Irene" with Jim Carey).

Jan 06, 2020
Supernatural Talks Freestyle, Rap Battles & New York Hip-Hop History
01:21:30

In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh sit down with the man, the myth, the legend MC Supernatural. Over the next hour and twenty minutes we get a deeply candid and rare discussion with one of the greatest freestylist of all-time. The conversation covers many topics that include early life growing up in Marion, Indiana and his move to Brooklyn, were he met Talib freestyling in Washington Square Park. They reminisce on the days before fame soaking up culture together in the streets of 90's Brooklyn. Nat also details everything that led up to those infamous battle rap sessions with Craig G and Juice that changed the freestyle game forever.

Dec 30, 2019
Roy Choi Talks Kogi, LA Riots, Anthony Bourdain, And Addiction
01:04:43

In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and co-host Jasmin Leigh sit down with revolutionary chef, author, activist, TV host, and former b-boy Roy Choi. The conversation that follows spans a wide range of subjects -- from the launch of Choi's famous Kogi Truck to his role in Netflix's "The Chef Show." From the outset, it's clear that no subject is off-limits and Choi doesn't hold his tongue, discussing food deserts, offering his impressions of the LA riots, and opening up about his personal struggles with addiction.


Choi also talks about the hip-hop/food connection, kicks a few food-inspired lyrics, and trades Bourdain stories with Kweli. The trio hits on some big ideas throughout the episode -- liked the notion of subverting capitalism in order to create a more equitable society. The entire hour is deeply insightful and unflinchingly honest while still being funny and fast-paced.

Dec 23, 2019
Michelle Wolf Talks Cancel Culture, Roasting Trump, And Comedy Cellar
01:06:09

In this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with comedian, writer, and producer Michelle Wolf. The conversation is an all-encompassing trip through the intersection of comedy, social justice, and politics. The trio discusses Wolf's fast-tracked comedy career after she left a secure Wall Street job, her notorious White House Correspondents' Dinner performance, and her thoughts on restorative justice. She also talks about performing at the iconic venue The Comedy Cellar alongside greats like Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld, and her work writing for Seth Myers and Trevor Noah.

Dec 16, 2019
The Game Talks Gang Life, 50 Cent, Meek Mill, Nipsey Hussle & LeBron
01:58:13

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, entrepreneur, and very-honest-motherf*cker, The Game. Right away the trio dives into the deep end, with a wide-ranging conversation on gang culture, rap beefs, Nipsey Hussle's legacy, and a possible G-Unit reunion.


Later in the episode, Kweli and The Game talk about their mixtape collaborations, rap reality vs. street life reality, and #BlackLivesMatter. Throughout the interview, The Game is the same man you hear on the track: unflinchingly honest and fearlessly raw. No topic is off-limits and stories are told in vivid detail. As one observer at the live taping said, "Damn, listening to him is like a John Woo movie!"

Dec 09, 2019
Don Cheadle Talks Kendrick, Miles Davis, Marvel, And Boogie Nights
01:16:45

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with legendary actor, director, producer, writer, and Avenger Don Cheadle. The conversation covers a wide swath of his career -- as the trio discusses the backstories of what led Cheadle to take the iconic roles he became known for over the years. "Colors," "Boogie Nights," "Devil In A Blue Dress," "Iron Man," "Out Of Sight," and "Hotel Rwanda" all come up in this wide-ranging discussion.


Cheadle also speaks on his contact with Kendrick Lamar, asking him to star in his self-produced and directed biopic 'Miles Ahead', and we get to hear about some of the hilarious reactions he received from Brits about the Cockney accent he used while playing Basher in the Ocean's movies.

Dec 02, 2019
Phillip Agnew Talks Bernie Sanders, HBCUs, Spike Lee & Reparations
01:05:11

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to educator, speaker and co-founder of the Dream Defenders, Phillip Agnew. They dive deep on Bernie Sanders, Spike Lee and reparations.

Nov 25, 2019
Lil' Kim Talks Bars, Biggie, Trump, Diddy, Feminism, & Marmalade
01:12:36

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, songwriter, and icon Lil Kim. We get insight into a number of topics -- including her latest album "9," a college course created at SU dedicated to her lyrics, her first interactions with Biggie, her biggest influences in hip-hop as well as fashion, and what it is about Brooklyn that made it such pinnacle of hip hop through the years.


Later she gives her feelings about being titled a feminist icon, what it was like being in the targets of C. Delores Tucker during her crusade against rap music, her experiences with Trump on his show "The Apprentice," and speaks on her own show "Girls Cruise" now airing on VH1. 

Nov 18, 2019
El-P On Run The Jewels 4, Killer Mike, Company Flow, Rawkus, Def Jux
01:31:48

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with musician, rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and a true icon of the underground, El-P. They dig into a variety of subjects, including the deconstruction of El-P's signature noisy production style, how Run The Jewels with Killer Mike came into existence, Zack De La Rocha living at his house after the Rage Against Machine breakup, as well as what led to the breakup of his own group Company Flow around the same time.


Later Talib and El-P trade their stories on how they got signed to Rawkus Records, being the mecca of the underground scene in the late 90's. El-P also opens up about his song "Last Good Sleep," which outlines his own experiences dealing with domestic violence as a child. His record label Def Jux is also discussed, as well as what we can expect for his up and coming album "Run The Jewels 4" with Killer Mike. The whole interview is filled with moments that are insightful, introspective, and often hilarious. 

Nov 11, 2019
Melanie Fiona Talks Drake, Toronto Hip-Hop Scene & Major Label Deals
01:07:19

On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh talk to Canadian singer and songwriter Melanie Fiona. They get the low down on Drake, the Toronto hip-hop scene and major label deals

Nov 04, 2019
Neal Brennan Talks Chappelle's Show, SNL, & Comedy In Political News
01:16:35

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with critically acclaimed comedian, writer, producer, and director Neal Brennan. They discuss his Netflix special "3 Mics", writing for SNL, as well as his work on the Chappelle Show where him and Dave both wrote and produced virtually every sketch themselves. They talk about his relationship with Dave and the aftermath of the show's abrupt ending and fallout. They also go on to speak on a multitude of topics, including white friends asking Neal how to make black friends, sharing stories about their first meetings with Dave Chappelle, Neal's cameo in Half Baked becoming a meme, Ellen's selfie with George W., as well as political news comedians like John Oliver, Trevor Noah and their impact during the Trump era.

Oct 28, 2019
Too $hort Talks #MeToo Vs. Pimpin', 2Pac, Biggie, And How Dope Money Financed Rap
01:17:19

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with Bay Area Rap Legend Too $hort. The trio touch on a range of topics including the evolution of the Bay Area hip hop sound, his multiple retirements, the huge success he found working with artists outside his genre like Lil' Jon and Biggie, and his trademark persona as a pimp rapper and why that seems to translate to such a wide audience.

Oct 21, 2019
Robert Glasper Talks Kendrick Lamar, Hip-Hop Collabs, And Lauryn Hill
01:09:43

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with multi-Grammy Award-winning jazz/R&B/hip-hop pianist, performer, and producer Robert Glasper. The conversation is wide-ranging -- the trio discusses his early days playing a broken organ at his local church, his time in the Brooklyn scene working with artists like Bilal, Erykah Badu, Common, Mos Def, and Kweli, and his later collabs with Lupe Fiasco, Q-Tip, J Dilla, Slum Village, Kendrick Lamar, Anita Baker and countless other industry legends.

Oct 14, 2019
Crooked I Talks Tupac, Slaughterhouse, And Writing Wu-Tang Lyrics For Hulu
01:19:27

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jamsin Leigh sit down with Rapper and Podcaster Crooked I. They discuss his interview show Crook's Corner, his involvement working on the Hulu Bioepic "Wu-Tang: An American Saga", his first time meeting 2Pac, as well as Long Beach gang rivalries and the need for black and brown unity through hip hop. Crook also speaks on working with Death Row and Suge Knight, then later moving to Shady Aftermath, touring with Slaughterhouse, his struggles with alcoholism and reaching sobriety. The trio also speak on the mainstream promoting negative stereotypes and the need to take back the culture from those that are pushing those agendas.

Oct 07, 2019
Van Lathan Discusses TMZ, Kanye West, Self-Improvement & Gun Activism
01:37:54

On this episode of People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jamsin Leigh sit down with TMZ personality and podcaster, Van Lathan. They discuss how Van operates within TMZ, his famous Kanye West encounter, his weight loss journey, their past disagreements over gun activism, and how he disagrees with white people versus how he disagrees with black people.

Sep 30, 2019
Uproxx Presents The Masters With Eli Morgan Gesner
00:10:06

The Masters is an interview show where UPROXX Style Editor and co-founder of Phat Farm and Zoo York, Eli Morgan Gesner, sits down with pioneers and craftsman in style, music, skateboarding, and culture to discuss how they became who they are and the inspiration behind their work.


You can listen at https://apple.co/themasterswithelimorgangesner

Sep 25, 2019
IDK Talks Kanye, Denzel Curry And How Prison Influenced His Music
01:12:13

Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper IDK to discuss his time in prison, Kanye's influence on his biggest hit and the meaning behind his 'Is He Real' album. 

Sep 23, 2019
Murs Talks White MCs, Gangs, And Lack Of Support For ‘Conscious Rap’
01:38:07

On this episode of the People's Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper Murs to discuss the current state of hip-hop, the lack of support for "conscious rap," whether gangs should incorporate, and the influence of white emcees like El-P.

Sep 16, 2019
Patrisse Cullors On Black Lives Matter, Jay-Z & NFL, Prison Reform
01:01:50

On this special episode of the People's Party Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with friend and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement Patrisse Cullors. They discuss her experience growing up in LA during the war on drugs campaign. She tells the story of how BLM got started, and later explains the guiding principles of the cause. Other topics include corruption inside LA's Sheriff's department, LGBT social movements, the making of Talib's album "Prisoner Of Conscious", how the FBI labeled them a terrorist organization, Jay-Z's recent deal he made with the NFL, reparations, and the serious problems within the US prison system.

Sep 09, 2019
Godfrey Talks Rappers vs. Comics, Studying Bernie Mac, Snoop Dogg
01:18:16

Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh chop it up with comedian, actor, and personal friend Godfrey. They discuss the similarities of what it is to be a rapper versus a comedian. Godfrey talks about valuable lessons learned from Jerry Seinfeld and studying under Bernie Mac when he was getting started in Chicago. They go into Instagram comics possibly being the mumble rappers of comedy, and we get to hear some of his favorite impressions.

Sep 02, 2019
Ras Kass Talks Nature Of A Threat, Dr. Dre And Jail Time
01:24:26
Aug 26, 2019
Dax Shepard Talks Capitalism, Ice Cube, White Privilege And Sobriety
01:07:17
Aug 19, 2019
Evidence Talks Dilated Peoples Origin, Kanye And His Eminem 'Beef'
01:07:12
Aug 12, 2019
Estelle Talks Female Emcees, Kanye, And UK Hip-Hop
00:55:14
Aug 05, 2019
Perry Farrell Talks Ice-T’s Legacy, Lollapalooza & Protest Songs
00:46:37
Jul 29, 2019
T.I. Talks Early Albums And ASAP Rocky
00:55:05
Jul 22, 2019
Angela Rye On Hip-Hop Vs. Pop Rap And The 2016 Election
00:43:07
Jul 08, 2019
B-Real on Cypress Hill and Early Gang Life
00:53:39
Jul 01, 2019
Jemele Hill On LeBron, Donald Trump and Athlete Rappers
00:54:12
On the latest People's Party, Kweli sits down with sports journalist and former ESPN host Jemele Hill to discuss her role with LeBron James’ “Shut Up And Dribble” documentary, Shaq and Kobe’s rap careers, and Donald Trump’s white supremacy agenda.
Jun 24, 2019
Lamar Odom Talks Addiction And His Biggest Regret
00:42:13
On the second episode of People's Party, Kweli sits down with former NBA star and celebrity public figure Lamar Odom. They discuss being famous vs infamous, not taking advice from Jay Z, living in the spotlight, addiction, and Lamar's relationship with Kanye West as well as the Kardashians.
Jun 16, 2019
Bun B On His Biggest Influences Growing Up
01:14:00
On the world premier of People's Party, Kweli sits down with Texas rap icon Bun B. They reflect on his biggest influences growing up in Port Arthur, the evolution of UGK, his lyrical style, as well as his and Pimp C's breakthrough getting on the Menace II Society soundtrack. We hear his story of hotboxing with Biggie Smalls, and how it felt like he was smoking out with the Godfather. He also gives detailed insight about the home invasion he and his wife experienced recently.
Jun 09, 2019