Cory Mo On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

Cory Mo 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 producer, songwriter, rapper, DJ, mix engineer artist, and entrepreneur:


Here's what they got into:

  • Growing up in Houston and listening to groups like Geto Boys and N.W.A. as a youngster
  • Producer Mike Dean inviting Cory and his brother to help out with Kanye West's "Gold Digger"
  • The the importance of the Organized Noize production team to hip hop
  • How Cory became Pimp C's go-to producer after sending him demos for years
  • The Talib & Bun B connection and feeling honored to have UGK on "Country Cousins"
  • How and why Pimp C's famous phrase 'Country Rap Tunes' came to be
  • Bun B being like a big brother, teaching him how to navigate the industry and life
  • Cory's take on Big K.R.I.T. having elements of UGK and Outkast
  • Making the video for "Chose Me" featuring Bun B, GCL, and Snoop Dogg
  • How the streaming era has changed the dynamic of how records are released
  • Preferring a direct line to the artists that he works with
  • Why Cory has been reluctant to pick up a mic himself these days
  • Big Boi picking up the beat for "In The South" and how Gucci Mane got to be on the track
  • Becoming friends with Jazze Pha through email and helping Cory settle into ATL
  • Getting his knack for creating signature catchphrases from Pimp C
  • 'Mo Trill' coming together during lockdown at the height of the pandemic
  • Rapper Tobe Nwigwe and how well he represents for Houston
  • Using the Tracklib online subscription service to mine for samples
  • How he got the opportunity to work with jazz legend Bob James
  • Discussing the songs "My Queen" and "Theme Song"
  • "Pot Of Gold" being an example of how far Bun and Cory have come
  • The documentary, "The History Of Country Rap Tunes", coming soon
  • Why Pimp C didn't want to do "Big Pimpin" with Jay-Z
  • What else we can expect to see coming down the line from Cory Mo

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