In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli", Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with singer, writer, arranger, and first lady of Bad Boy Records.
Here's what they got into on this one:
- Befriending Talib in the early 2000's and already being mutual fans of each other's work
- Her mother having Faith at age 17 while she was working as a singer/band leader
- Catching the attention of her church at age 4 while singing "Let The Sunshine In"
- Sneaking out of the house as a teen to create and learn how to navigate the studio
- Being close friends with Redman's younger sister Roslyn throughout high school
- Redman introducing NYC Cannabis legend Branson to Faith, who brought him to B.I.G.
- Talib freestyling his way out of incarceration while traveling through Bermuda
- How her son's struggles with autism has become her number one priority in life
- The backstory of getting noticed by Puff and signing with Bad Boy in 1993
- Hit Squad's Hurricane G. being a bridge to her and Biggie getting together
- Her goals and thoughts during the time of releasing her debut album 'Faith'
- Faith's experience attending the infamous 1995 Source Awards
- Being the voice of truth while protecting the legacies of B.I.G. and Pac
- Linking up with DMX on his "I Miss You" and her experience working with X
- Faith's 1998 hit "Love Like This" and her honest take on Fat Man Scoop's remix
- The mixed bag of influences that inspired her 2001 album 'Faithfully'
- Meeting an unknown D'Angelo while she collab'd with A Tribe on "Stressed Out"
- Her exit from Bad Boy in 2005 to create 'The First Lady' and her talk with Puff
- Raekwon joining in on her remake of Biggie's "Everyday Struggle"
- The powerful lyrics on her song "Real Things" and who penned them
- Making a compilation record in 2012 for the reality show "R&B Divas"
- Feeling like Biggie's spirit was in the studio during the making of 2017's 'The King & I'
- Why she felt it was important to bring Lil' Kim in on "Lovin' You For Life"
- Faith's husband, producer, and TV reality star Stevie J and their history