Busta Rhymes On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Busta Rhymes On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli,” Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with 11-time Grammy nominated rapper, singer, record producer, actor, record executive, mega-hit maker machine as well as one of Kweli’s chief inspirations and mentors:


This long-awaited and long-overdue episode doesn’t disappoint.

Here’s a few of the insightful topics discussed during this conversation between close friends:

  • Things learned on tour and under the tutelage of Chuck D and Public Enemy.
  • How Busta gained his reputation as the go-to emcee for features on a remix.
  • What caused the clash of Busta, Charlie Brown, and Dinco D leading to the break up of LONS.
  • The mentorship of Q-Tip and Busta being the gatekeeper to 100’s of unreleased J Dilla beats.
  • How Busta landed a solo deal with ‘The Coming’, and taking 7 months to write ”Woo Hah!!’
  • Influences of the Five-Percent Nation and gaining knowledge-of-self at an early age.
  • Meeting President Obama at the White House to speak along with Talib and others.
  • Working with Hype Williams on some of the most expensive music videos of all-time.
  • Learning a new level of discipline while making the ‘Big Bang’ album with Dr. Dre.
  • Reaching a moment of clarity when he was hospitalized for a life-threatening condition.
  • The making of his latest album ‘Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God’.
  • Discussion about a potential Verzuz celebrating the careers of Busta and Missy Elliott.

The full episode is mandatory viewing as they dig into some great history during the next two hours.

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