In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli", Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, writer, actor, and member of the Wu-Tang Clan:
Here's what they discussed with one of Staten Island's finest:
- Being born and raised in Brooklyn until the age of 7 and moving to Staten Island
- The early days of Park Hill hip hop and Cap's love of graffiti and street fashion
- Method Man crediting Cap for his induction into the Wu-Tang Clan
- Catching the notice of RZA when Cap would take victories at local freestyle battles
- Cap's character appearing in "Wu-Tang: An American Saga"
- Breaking down lyrics on "Savage Life" about missing the holidays
- Cap's favorite food while he was locked up
- His appearance on Raekwon's "Ice Cream" being his introduction to the game
- The days of hustling designer belts with True Master being his supplier
- He recites bars from "Winter Warz" and shares his mindset when he wrote that iconic verse
- The origin of the pro-Black, spiritual, and educational aspects of his music
- How Cap felt when Ghostface revisited the title and concept of his song "Run"
- Where his affinity for classic R&B that's so apparent in his music comes from
- Moving to Baltimore in 2003 and living out of his car while he worked as a cab driver
- The history of his longtime kinship with fellow Wu-Tang member Inspectah Deck
- Cap's take on how "The Wizard Of Oz" links up with Five Percenter philosophy
- Why he feels it's so important to be open in his songs about life's hardships
- "Baby Mommas" outlining the responsibilities of a man and woman raising a child
- Why Cap feels it's his duty to showcase female emcees as much as possible
- The early inspirations that contributed to Cap's impeccable fashion sense
- Where his strong Reggae influence originates from
- Cap's infatuation with how around the way girls would chew their bubble gum
- Feeling honored to be close to his mother before her passing
- The controversy surrounding the album cover art for 'Black Tarrzann'
- Cap's name standing for "Consider All Poor People Acceptable Don't Oppress Nor Neglect Anyone"
- What Cap has coming down the line for his fans