DJ Clark Kent On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

DJ Clark Kent On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

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:


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".

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