Big Boy On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

Big Boy On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli", Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with nationally syndicated radio host and actor:


Here's what they got into:

  • Getting into DJing at the age of 13 while coming up in Culver City, California
  • His family's love of music and his affection for crate digging
  • Pre-radio days of working as a bodyguard for The Pharcyde
  • Big Boy's automated hip hop phone line he created called 'Wudd'up'
  • Power 106's Baka Boyz putting Big Boy on to his first radio gig
  • Coming into the radio game with no knowledge, just wanting to have fun
  • How he handled his mistake on-air when he called his station "Power 107"
  • The legacy of the Big Boy's Power 106 billboards posted throughout LA
  • DJ Fuzzy and other Los Angeles DJs that gave New York emcees shine
  • What it was like being a prominent LA radio host during Lakers domination
  • The importance of making every effort on his show to promote Black and Brown unity
  • Being held to a different standard than the Ryan Seacrests of the industry
  • Losing over 250 pounds from a duodenal switch surgery in 2003 which almost killed him
  • Wondering if his audience would still love him after all the lost weight
  • His credit cards of life swiping theory, with his personal card being morbid obesity
  • How a phone call to a friend and listener of his show ended up saving her life
  • Using work as a place of solace and healing after his mother passed
  • First-hand witnessing of radio's evolution to the podcast
  • How happy he was when he first found out his show would become nationally syndicated
  • How his famous 'Luther Luffeigh Phone Taps' pranks came to fruition
  • Early days of having affinity for pranking friends and family
  • Talib phone pranked by Russian trolls posing as Greta Thunberg and Bernie Sanders
  • Entering the film industry via his production company, Ida's Son Productions
  • His move to podcasting with BigBoyTV in order to roll with the times
  • The impact of his good friend, comedian George Lopez
  • Responding to the question of who would be on Big Boy's Mount Rushmore of rap
  • Why he cried when receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
  • What would be the potential of Big Boy's starring in a sitcom
  • What we might be able to expect next from Big Boy

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