In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with acclaimed DJ, record producer and curator of the culture:
DJ CLARK KENT
Here’s some of what they covered with “God’s Favorite DJ” and leader of the untouchable Superman DJ Crew:
- Why he chose the name Clark Kent and to call his DJ collective the Superman Crew.
- Playing records for his Grandmother at age 9 being a defining moment in his life.
- The New Music Seminar’s DJ event turned into ‘Clark Kent’s Battle For World Supremacy.’
- Telling a crowd that Jay-Z was the best emcee in the world before he was known.
- Grandmaster Caz being the first best emcee and Rakim being the most important.
- Modern-day disappointments of music fans’ attention span and the need for quality control.
- Technology takes the art out of DJing and the importance of learning the fundamentals.
- Convincing Jay-Z to stop hustling and start rapping instead.
- Why Clark says Biggie is the best rapper and Jay-Z the best emcee.
- The test of a great rapper being able to make the listener believe what they are saying.
- Women in hip hop and how the gender of an emcee is completely irrelevant.
- ‘Sneaker Culture’, Black people being the culture creators and rappers as role models.
- How fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and the importance of people’s motives for fame.
- The true test of a DJ coming from their ability to make a crowd feel what they do.
- Why Clark chose to stake the claim of “God’s favorite DJ”.